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English Dictionary: maneuver by the DICT Development Group
4 results for maneuver
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. a military training exercise [syn: maneuver, manoeuvre, simulated military operation]
  2. a plan for attaining a particular goal
    Synonym(s): 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"
    Synonym(s): maneuver, manoeuvre, play
  4. a move made to gain a tactical end
    Synonym(s): maneuver, manoeuvre, tactical maneuver, tactical manoeuvre
  5. an action aimed at evading an opponent
    Synonym(s): maneuver, manoeuvre, evasive action
  1. direct the course; determine the direction of travelling
    Synonym(s): 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"
    Synonym(s): maneuver, manoeuver, manoeuvre
  3. perform a movement in military or naval tactics in order to secure an advantage in attack or defense
    Synonym(s): manoeuver, maneuver, manoeuvre, operate
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Maneuver \Ma*neu"ver\, Mand2uvre \Ma*n[d2]u"vre\, v. t.
      To change the positions of, as of troops of ships.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Maneuver \Ma*neu"ver\, Mand2uvre \Ma*n[d2]u"vre\, n. [F.
      man[d2]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.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Maneuver \Ma*neu"ver\, Mand2uvre \Ma*n[d2]u"vre\, v. i. [imp. &
      p. p. {Maneuvered}or {Man[d2]uvred}; p. pr. & vb. n.
      {Maneuvering}, or {Man[d2]uvring}.] [Cf. F. man[d2]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.
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