What does maneuver mean?

Definitions for maneuver
ma·neu·ver

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word maneuver.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. maneuver, manoeuvre, simulated military operation(noun)

    a military training exercise

  2. tactic, tactics, maneuver, manoeuvre(noun)

    a plan for attaining a particular goal

  3. maneuver, manoeuvre, play(noun)

    a deliberate coordinated movement requiring dexterity and skill

    "he made a great maneuver"; "the runner was out on a play by the shortstop"

  4. maneuver, manoeuvre, tactical maneuver, tactical manoeuvre(noun)

    a move made to gain a tactical end

  5. maneuver, manoeuvre, evasive action(verb)

    an action aimed at evading an opponent

  6. steer, maneuver, manoeuver, manoeuvre, direct, point, head, guide, channelize, channelise(verb)

    direct the course; determine the direction of travelling

  7. maneuver, manoeuver, manoeuvre(verb)

    act in order to achieve a certain goal

    "He maneuvered to get the chairmanship"; "She maneuvered herself into the directorship"

  8. manoeuver, maneuver, manoeuvre, operate(verb)

    perform a movement in military or naval tactics in order to secure an advantage in attack or defense

Wiktionary

  1. maneuver(Noun)

    A movement, often one performed with difficulty.

    Parallel parking can be a difficult maneuver.

    Etymology: From manoeuvre and manœuvrer, from manovre, from manopera, manuopera, from manu + operari. First recorded in the Capitularies of Charlemagne (800 ) to mean "chore, manual task", probably as a calque of the *. Compare Old English handweorc, handgeweorc, German Handwerk.

  2. maneuver(Noun)

    A large training field exercise of military troops.

    Etymology: From manoeuvre and manœuvrer, from manovre, from manopera, manuopera, from manu + operari. First recorded in the Capitularies of Charlemagne (800 ) to mean "chore, manual task", probably as a calque of the *. Compare Old English handweorc, handgeweorc, German Handwerk.

  3. maneuver(Verb)

    To move (something) carefully, and often with difficulty, into a certain position.

    Etymology: From manoeuvre and manœuvrer, from manovre, from manopera, manuopera, from manu + operari. First recorded in the Capitularies of Charlemagne (800 ) to mean "chore, manual task", probably as a calque of the *. Compare Old English handweorc, handgeweorc, German Handwerk.

  4. maneuver(Verb)

    To guide, steer, manage purposefully

    Etymology: From manoeuvre and manœuvrer, from manovre, from manopera, manuopera, from manu + operari. First recorded in the Capitularies of Charlemagne (800 ) to mean "chore, manual task", probably as a calque of the *. Compare Old English handweorc, handgeweorc, German Handwerk.

  5. maneuver(Verb)

    To intrigue, manipulate, plot, scheme

    Etymology: From manoeuvre and manœuvrer, from manovre, from manopera, manuopera, from manu + operari. First recorded in the Capitularies of Charlemagne (800 ) to mean "chore, manual task", probably as a calque of the *. Compare Old English handweorc, handgeweorc, German Handwerk.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Maneuver(noun)

    alt. of Manoeuvre

  2. Maneuver(noun)

    alt. of Manoeuvre

  3. Maneuver(verb)

    alt. of Manoeuvre

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. maneuver

    1. A movement to place ships, aircraft, or land forces in a position of advantage over the enemy. 2. A tactical exercise carried out at sea, in the air, on the ground, or on a map in imitation of war. 3. The operation of a ship, aircraft, or vehicle, to cause it to perform desired movements. 4. Employment of forces in the operational area through movement in combination with fires to achieve a position of advantage in respect to the enemy in order to accomplish the mission. See also mission; operation.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. maneuver

    Management; dexterous movement; specifically, an evolution, movement, or change of position among military or naval bodies. To perform a movement in military or naval tactics; to make an evolution. Also, to change the positions of, as troops or ships.

Editors Contribution

  1. maneuver

    To change the movement or direction.

    The pilot did maneuver the aircraft easily and efficiently.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 14, 2020  

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of maneuver in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of maneuver in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of maneuver in a Sentence

  1. Greg Cribbs:

    Every hour we got an update until 10 p.m. When it got really bad for a few hours in the middle, the captain was too busy to give updates so we heard them from the cruise director, the captain had his hands full for a while there. Kudos to him for keeping us safe. Not easy to maneuver a boat in 150-mph winds!

  2. Joseph Scrocca:

    We believe there are foreign fighters there, probably in the hundreds, the (Syrian Democratic Forces) and our partners there are facing a pretty heavy fight -- that's what makes this type of operation so daring. I think we were lucky we caught ISIS by surprise. They are still reacting to this maneuver.

  3. David Lentink:

    The most important thing about being able to change you shape in flight is that every flight speed, every maneuver has a different shape that's optimal.

  4. The USGS:

    You are safer practicing the drop, cover and hold on maneuver under a sturdy piece of furniture like a strong desk or table.

  5. Bill Clinton:

    There is always room to maneuver, and I think this is one of those times.

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