The definition of maneuver is a careful and skillful move or series of moves or a scheme or plot that requires skill to carry out.noun
- An example of a maneuver is parallel parking.
- An example of a maneuver is a scheme to hide money losses that involves tricky financial maneuvers.
To maneuver is defined as to move in a skillful manner or to complete a series of skillful moves or a carefully planned scheme.verb
- An example of maneuver is when you have to turn your car to parallel park.
- An example of manuever is when you are carrying out the steps of a devious plan.
- a planned and controlled tactical or strategic movement of troops, warships, aircraft, etc.
- large-scale practice movements and exercises of troops, warships, aircraft, etc. under simulated combat conditions
- any skillful change of movement or direction in driving a vehicle, controlling a spacecraft, etc.; specif.,
- any change of movement by a flying aircraft
- a series of movements by an aircraft according to a specific pattern, as a roll, a loop, etc.
- any movement or procedure intended as a skillful or shrewd step toward some objective; stratagem; artifice; scheme
Origin: Fr manœuvre, orig., hand labor < VL manuopera < L manu operare, to work by hand < manus, a hand (see manual) + opera, pl. of opus, a work: see opus
intransitive verb, transitive verb
- to perform or cause to perform a maneuver or maneuvers
- to manage or plan skillfully or shrewdly; manipulate or scheme
- to direct or guide (a vehicle, tool, etc.) with skill and dexterity
- to move, lead, get, put, make, compel, etc. (a person or thing) by some stratagem or scheme
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- a. A strategic or tactical military or naval movement.b. A large-scale tactical exercise carried out under simulated conditions of war. Often used in the plural.
- A controlled change in movement or direction of a moving vehicle or vessel, as in the flight path of an aircraft.
- A movement or procedure involving skill and dexterity.
- a. A strategic action undertaken to gain an end.b. Artful handling of affairs that is often marked by scheming and deceit. See Synonyms at wile.
- To carry out a military or naval maneuver.
- To make a controlled series of changes in movement or direction toward an objective: maneuvered to get closer to the stage.
- To shift ground; change tactics: The opposition had no room in which to maneuver.
- To use stratagems in gaining an end.
- To alter the tactical placement of (troops or warships).
- To direct through a series of movements or changes in course: maneuvered the car through traffic.
- To manipulate into a desired position or toward a predetermined goal: maneuvered him into signing the contract. See Synonyms at manipulate.
Origin: 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; see man-2 in Indo-European roots + operārī, to work; see op- in Indo-European roots.
- ma·neuˌver·a·bilˈi·ty noun
- ma·neuˈver·a·ble adjective
- ma·neuˈver·er noun
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