WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
ma•noeu•vre /məˈnuvɚ/USA pronunciation
n., v., -vred, -vring.WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
British Terms[Chiefly Brit.]maneuver.maneuver
ma•neu•ver /məˈnuvɚ/USA pronunciation
Militaryto move or change the position of by a maneuver: [~ + object]She maneuvered the truck around the fallen tree.[no object]He maneuvered out of the way of the fallen tree.
[no object] to scheme; make a plot;
- a planned movement of troops, warships, etc.
- Militarymaneuvers, [plural] a series of military exercises used as practice for war:The troops are out on maneuvers.
- a clever or skillful movement, action, or trick; a crafty tactic;
a ploy:another maneuver to gain control of the company.
intrigue:He maneuvered for the job for a year.Also,[esp. Brit.,]manoeuvre. See -man-1.
Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
manoeuvre, US maneuver /məˈnuːvə/ n
- a contrived, complicated, and possibly deceptive plan or action
- a movement or action requiring dexterity and skill
- a tactic or movement of one or a number of military or naval units
- (plural) tactical exercises, usually on a large scale
- a planned movement of an aircraft in flight
- any change from the straight steady course of a ship
Etymology: 15th Century: from French, from Medieval Latin manuopera manual work, from Latin manū operāre to work with the handmaˈnoeuvrable, US maˈneuverable adj maˌnoeuvraˈbility, US maˌneuveraˈbility n maˈnoeuvrer, US maˈneuverer n maˈnoeuvring, US maˈneuvering n
- (transitive) to contrive or accomplish with skill or cunning
- (intransitive) to manipulate situations, etc, in order to gain some end
- (intransitive) to perform a manoeuvre or manoeuvres
- to move or deploy or be moved or deployed, as military units, etc
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