What does manoeuvre mean?

Definitions for manoeuvre
məˈnu vərma·noeu·vre

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Princeton's WordNet

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

    a plan for attaining a particular goal

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

    a military training exercise

  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. maneuver, manoeuver, manoeuvre(verb)

    act in order to achieve a certain goal

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

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

    direct the course; determine the direction of travelling

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

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


  1. Manoeuvre(v. i.)

    Hence: 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.

  2. Origin: [Cf. F. manoeuvrer. See Maneuver, n.]


  1. manoeuvre(Noun)

    A movement, often one performed with difficulty.

  2. manoeuvre(Noun)

    A large movement of military troops.

    The British army was on manoeuvres.

  3. manoeuvre(Verb)

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

  4. Origin: From the noun manœuvre and verb manœuvrer, from manovrer, from *, from manu + operari.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Manoeuvre(noun)

    management; dexterous movement; specif., a military or naval evolution, movement, or change of position

  2. Manoeuvre(noun)

    management with address or artful design; adroit proceeding; stratagem

  3. Manoeuvre(noun)

    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

  4. Manoeuvre(noun)

    to manage with address or art; to scheme

  5. Manoeuvre(verb)

    to change the positions of, as of troops of ships

  6. Manoeuvre

    see Maneuver

  7. Origin: [F. manoeuvre, OF. manuevre, LL. manopera, lit., hand work, manual labor; L. manus hand + opera, fr. opus work. See Manual, Operate, and cf. Mainor, Manure.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of manoeuvre in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of manoeuvre in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of manoeuvre in a Sentence

  1. Remi Jouty:

    These very brief actions on the previous flight were a sort of rehearsal of the manoeuvre.

  2. Defence Minister Bartosz Kownacki:

    Unfortunately, the deal with Airbus has been negotiated and preliminarily signed by the former government, so we have little room for manoeuvre, because if we break off the negotiations we would risk ... paying damages.

  3. Interior Minister Robert Kalinak:

    Soon after takeoff, after the first manoeuvre, the two planes collided due to causes that are not yet known, all the people tried to save themselves, having parachutes on, and ... 31 managed to jump out without major injuries.

  4. Remi Jouty:

    I can't speculate on what was happening inside his head; all I can say is that he changed this button to the minimum setting of 100 feet and he did it several times, these very brief actions on the previous flight were a sort of rehearsal of the manoeuvre.

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