Definition of overman in English:
Pronunciation: /ˌōvərˈman/(overmans, overmanning, overmanned) [with object]
Provide with more people than necessary: the company was vastly overmanned
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- It is time for a radical decentralisation programme for our vastly overmanned Civil Service.
- They've been made scapegoats because the fire station is overmanned.
- Mr Jones said: ‘We have been overmanned in some departments.’
Pronunciation: /ˈōvərmən/ /-ˌman/(plural overmen) Back to top
- On my mother's side, the majority of the family working in the industry were officials, on the management side - senior colliery overmen and jobs of that nature.
- The grandest, the undermanagers, overmen, engineers and surveyors lived nearest the colliery in streets with names: Thompson, Grant, West View.
- But they have fallen into the clutches of certain people not as desirable as the Yuppie overman.
2 Philosophy another term for superman.
[Translation of Nietzsche's Übermensch]
- This is the stuff of Nietzsche, in his declaration that ‘Man is a rope, fastened between animal and overman a rope over an abyss.’
- He had taught them about Nietzsche and his philosophy of the overman, a superior man who did not have to obey conventions and morals made for inferiors.
- Since Zarathustra tells women that their greatest hope should be to bear the overman, Nietzsche is sometimes taken to exclude the concept of the noble woman.
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