American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A strategic or tactical military or naval movement.
- n. A large-scale tactical exercise carried out under simulated conditions of war. Often used in the plural.
- n. A controlled change in movement or direction of a moving vehicle or vessel, as in the flight path of an aircraft.
- n. A movement or procedure involving skill and dexterity.
- n. A strategic action undertaken to gain an end.
- n. Artful handling of affairs that is often marked by scheming and deceit. See Synonyms at wile.
- v. To carry out a military or naval maneuver.
- v. To make a controlled series of changes in movement or direction toward an objective: maneuvered to get closer to the stage.
- v. To shift ground; change tactics: The opposition had no room in which to maneuver.
- v. To use stratagems in gaining an end.
- v. To alter the tactical placement of (troops or warships).
- v. To direct through a series of movements or changes in course: maneuvered the car through traffic.
- v. To manipulate into a desired position or toward a predetermined goal: maneuvered him into signing the contract. See Synonyms at manipulate.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- See manœuver.
- n. A planned and regulated movement, particularly of troops or warvessels; any strategic evolution, movement, or change of position among companies, battalions, regiments, or of a ship or ships, etc.—2. Management with address or artful design; an adroit move or procedure; intrigue; stratagem.
- n. An affected trick of manner to attract notice: as, he is full of manœuvers.
- To perform manœuvers; move or change positions among troops or ships for the purpose of advantageous attack or defense, or in military exercise for the purpose of discipline.
- To manage with address or art; employ intrigue or stratagem to effect a purpose.
- To change the position of, as troops or ships; cause to perform strategic evolutions.
- To affect in some specified way by a manœuver or by manœuvers.
- To manipulate.
- n. US A movement, often one performed with difficulty.
- n. US, often plural A large training field exercise of military troops.
- v. US (transitive) To move (something) carefully, and often with difficulty, into a certain position.
- v. figuratively (transitive) To guide, steer, manage purposefully
- v. figuratively (intransitive) To intrigue, manipulate, plot, scheme
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Management; dexterous movement; specif., a military or naval evolution, movement, or change of position.
- n. Management with address or artful design; adroit proceeding; stratagem.
- v. To perform a movement or movements in military or naval tactics; to make changes in position with the intention of getting an advantage in attack or defense.
- v. To make changes in one's approach to solving a problem, so as to achieve maximum advantage in a changing situation; -- used especially in competitive situations, as in politics, diplomacy, or sports.
- v. To manage with address or art; to scheme.
- v. To change the positions of, as of troops of ships.
- n. a military training exercise
- n. an action aimed at evading an opponent
- n. a move made to gain a tactical end
- v. perform a movement in military or naval tactics in order to secure an advantage in attack or defense
- n. a plan for attaining a particular goal
- v. direct the course; determine the direction of travelling
- n. a deliberate coordinated movement requiring dexterity and skill
- v. act in order to achieve a certain goal
- From Middle French manoeuvre ("manipulation, maneuver") and manœuvrer ("to maneuver"), from Old French manovre ("handwork, manual labour"), from Medieval Latin manopera, manuopera ("work done by hand, handwork"), from manu ("by hand") + operari ("to work"). First recorded in the Capitularies of Charlemagne (800 CE) to mean "chore, manual task", probably as a calque of the Frankish *handwerc ("hand-work"). Compare Old English handweorc, handġeweorc, German Handwerk. (Wiktionary)
- French manœuvre, from Old French maneuvre, manual work, from Medieval Latin manuopera, from Latin manū operārī, to work by hand : manū, ablative of manus, hand + operārī, to work. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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