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Meaning of MANEUVER

Pronunciation:  mu'njuvur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  an action aimed at evading an enemy
  2. [n]  a move made to gain a tactical end
  3. [n]  a deliberate coordinated movement requiring dexterity and skill; "he made a great play"
  4. [n]  a military training exercise
  5. [n]  a plan for attaining a particular goal
  6. [v]  perform a movement in military or naval tactics in order to secure an advantage in attack or defense
  7. [v]  direct the course; determine the direction of travelling

MANEUVER is a 8 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: channelise, channelize, direct, evasive action, guide, head, manoeuvre, manoeuvre, manoeuvre, manoeuvre, operate, play, point, simulated military operation, steer, tactic, tactical maneuver, tactical manoeuvre
 See Also: airplane maneuver, artifice, assist, athletic game, ball hawking, blitz, canalise, canalize, channel, clinch, command, completion, conn, control, corner, device, dock, evasion, feint, figure, flight maneuver, footwork, gambit, gimmick, go, icing, icing the puck, jockey, jugglery, linebacker blitzing, measure, military operation, military training, motion, mousetrap, move, move, movement, navigate, obstruction, operation, park, parking, pass completion, pilot, plan of action, ploy, pull over, ruse, safety blitz, sheer, shot, stand out, starboard, step, straight-arm, stratagem, stroke, trap play, twist



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
  2. \Ma*neu"ver\, Manoeuvre \Ma*n[oe]u"vre\, v. i. [imp. &
    p. p. {Maneuvered}or {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.
  3. \Ma*neu"ver\, Manoeuvre \Ma*n[oe]u"vre\, v. t.
    To change the positions of, as of troops of ships.
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