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Maneuver definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

MANEU'VER, n. [L. manus, the hand, and oeuvre, work, L. opera.]
1. Management; dexterous movement, particularly in an army or navy; any evolution, movement or change of position among companies, battalions, regiments, ships, etc. for the purpose of distributing the forces in the best manner to meet the enemy.
2. Management with address or artful design.
MANEU'VER, v.i. To move or change positions among troops or ships, for the purpose of advantageous attack of defense; or in military exercise, for the purpose of discipline.
1. To manage with address or art.
MANEU'VER, v.t. To change the positions of troops or ships.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a military training exercise [syn: maneuver, manoeuvre, simulated military operation]
2: a plan for attaining a particular goal [syn: tactic, tactics, maneuver, manoeuvre]
3: a deliberate coordinated movement requiring dexterity and skill; "he made a great maneuver"; "the runner was out on a play by the shortstop" [syn: maneuver, manoeuvre, play]
4: a move made to gain a tactical end [syn: maneuver, manoeuvre, tactical maneuver, tactical manoeuvre]
5: an action aimed at evading an opponent [syn: maneuver, manoeuvre, evasive action] v
1: direct the course; determine the direction of travelling [syn: steer, maneuver, manoeuver, manoeuvre, direct, point, head, guide, channelize, channelise]
2: act in order to achieve a certain goal; "He maneuvered to get the chairmanship"; "She maneuvered herself into the directorship" [syn: maneuver, manoeuver, manoeuvre]
3: perform a movement in military or naval tactics in order to secure an advantage in attack or defense [syn: manoeuver, maneuver, manoeuvre, operate]

Merriam Webster's

I. noun Etymology: French manœuvre, from Old French maneuvre work done by hand, from Medieval Latin manuopera, from manu operare to perform manual labor — more at manure Date: 1758 1. a. a military or naval movement b. an armed forces training exercise; especially an extended and large-scale training exercise involving military and naval units separately or in combination — often used in plural 2. a procedure or method of working usually involving expert physical movement 3. a. evasive movement or shift of tactics b. an intended and controlled variation from a straight and level flight path in the operation of an airplane 4. a. an action taken to gain a tactical end b. an adroit and clever management of affairs often using trickery and deception Synonyms: see trick II. verb (maneuvered; maneuvering) Date: 1777 intransitive verb 1. a. to perform a movement in military or naval tactics in order to secure an advantage b. to make a series of changes in direction and position for a specific purpose 2. to use stratagems ; scheme transitive verb 1. to cause to execute tactical movements 2. to manage into or out of a position or condition ; manipulate 3. a. to guide with adroitness and design b. to bring about or secure as a result of skillful management • maneuverability nounmaneuverable adjectivemaneuverer noun

U.S. Military Dictionary

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. (JP 3-0)

Oxford Reference Dictionary

US var. of MANOEUVRE.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Maneuver Ma*neu"ver, Manoeuvre Ma*n[oe]u"vre, n. [F. man[oe]uvre, OF. manuevre, LL. manopera, lit., hand work, manual labor; L. manus hand + opera, fr. opus work. See Manual, Operate, and cf. Mainor, Manure.] 1. Management; dexterous movement; specif., a military or naval evolution, movement, or change of position. 2. Management with address or artful design; adroit proceeding; stratagem.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Maneuver Ma*neu"ver, Manoeuvre Ma*n[oe]u"vre, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Maneuveredor Man[oe]uvred; p. pr. & vb. n. Maneuvering, or Man[oe]uvring.] [Cf. F. man[oe]uvrer. See Maneuver, n.] 1. 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. 2. To manage with address or art; to scheme.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Maneuver Ma*neu"ver, Manoeuvre Ma*n[oe]u"vre, v. t. To change the positions of, as of troops of ships.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

see manoeuvre

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