Definition of Maneuver

1. Noun. A military training exercise.

Exact synonyms: Manoeuvre, Simulated Military Operation
Group relationships: Military Training
Generic synonyms: Military Operation, Operation
Category relationships: Armed Forces, Armed Services, Military, Military Machine, War Machine
Derivative terms: Manoeuvre



2. Verb. Direct the course; determine the direction of travelling. "The men maneuver the boat "

3. Noun. A plan for attaining a particular goal.
Exact synonyms: Manoeuvre, Tactic, Tactics
Generic synonyms: Plan Of Action
Derivative terms: Manoeuvre, Tactical, Tactical, Tactician

4. Verb. Act in order to achieve a certain goal. ; "She maneuvered herself into the directorship"
Exact synonyms: Manoeuver, Manoeuvre
Generic synonyms: Act, Move
Derivative terms: Manoeuvre

5. Noun. A deliberate coordinated movement requiring dexterity and skill. "The runner was out on a play by the shortstop"

6. Verb. Perform a movement in military or naval tactics in order to secure an advantage in attack or defense.
Exact synonyms: Manoeuver, Manoeuvre, Operate
Generic synonyms: Go, Move
Specialized synonyms: Jockey
Derivative terms: Manoeuvre, Operation

7. Noun. A move made to gain a tactical end.

8. Noun. An action aimed at evading an opponent.
Exact synonyms: Evasive Action, Manoeuvre
Generic synonyms: Evasion
Specialized synonyms: Clinch, Airplane Maneuver, Flight Maneuver, Straight-arm

Definition of Maneuver

1. n. Management; dexterous movement; specif., a military or naval evolution, movement, or change of position.

2. v. i. To perform a movement or movements in military or naval tactics; to make changes in position with reference to getting advantage in attack or defense.

3. v. t. To change the positions of, as of troops of ships.

Definition of Maneuver

1. Noun. (American English) A movement, often one performed with difficulty. ¹

2. Noun. (US often plural) A large training field exercise of military troops. ¹

3. Verb. (American English) (transitive) To move (something) carefully, and often with difficulty, into a certain position. ¹

4. Verb. (figuratively) (transitive) To guide, steer, manage purposefully ¹

5. Verb. (figuratively) (intransitive) To intrigue, manipulate, plot, scheme ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Maneuver

1. to change the position of for a specific purpose [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Literary usage of Maneuver

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Suomalais-englantilainen sanakirja by Severi Alanne (1919)
"... crook; (metku) stratagem, (crafty) device; (te- ko) stroke; (Mike) maneuver, ... t*m- pulla by a bold stroke (I. trick 1. maneuver), by bold stratagem; ..."

2. Tactics: The Practical Art of Leading Troops in War ; Numerous Illustrations by Paul Stanley Bond, Edwin Hunter Crouch (1922)
"maneuver. This is the most elaborate form of tactical exercise. It consists of a problem, solved on the terrain with actual troops, and like the war game ..."

3. The Problem of Space Travel: The Rocket Motor by Hermann Noordung, Ernest Stuhlinger, J. D. Hunley, Jennifer Garland (1995)
"Therefore, a landing maneuver without the wings could only be achieved at the expense of a fairly significant load of propellants. ..."

4. Gender, Land and Livelihoods in East Africa: Through Farmers' Eyes by Ritu Verma (2001)
"... Creating space to maneuver Chapter Eight Central to women's agricultural and overall livelihood responsibilities are the roles of women in managing ..."

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