[noun oh-ver-muh n for 1, oh-ver-man for 2; verb oh-ver-man]
- a foreman, supervisor, or overseer.
- a superman.
- to oversupply with men, especially for service: Indiscriminate hiring had overmanned the factory.
Origin of overman
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Examples from the Web for overman
I prefer to believe that I am a bird, and as such could minister to my sweet Overman.An Anarchist Woman
I reply to that, that if the Overman is sure to come, why should I bother about him?The Shadow of Life
Anne Douglas Sedgwick
The racial will, as we have seen, must be taught to aim at the Overman.
"I was just telling your husband how much I like his picture," Overman informed her.The "Genius"
To foreshadow the resultant human type, Nietzsche resurrected from Goethe's vocabulary the convenient word bermensch—“Overman.”
- (tr) to supply with an excessive number of men
- a man who oversees others
- the Nietzschean superman