[muh-noo-ver] /məˈnu vər/

a planned and regulated movement or evolution of troops, warships, etc.
maneuvers, a series of tactical exercises usually carried out in the field by large bodies of troops in simulating the conditions of war.
an act or instance of changing the direction of a moving ship, vehicle, etc., as required.
an adroit move, skillful proceeding, etc., especially as characterized by craftiness; ploy:
political maneuvers.
verb (used with object), maneuvered, maneuvering.
to change the position of (troops, ships, etc.) by a maneuver.
to bring, put, drive, or make by maneuvers:
He maneuvered his way into the confidence of the enemy.
to manipulate or manage with skill or adroitness:
to maneuver a conversation.
to steer in various directions as required.
verb (used without object), maneuvered, maneuvering.
to perform a maneuver or maneuvers.
to scheme; intrigue.
noun, verb
the usual US spelling of manoeuvre

“planned movement of troops or warship,” 1758, from French manoeuvre “manipulation, maneuver,” from Old French manovre “manual labor” 13c.), from Medieval Latin manuopera (source of Spanish maniobra, Italian manovra), from manuoperare “work with the hands,” from Latin manu operari, from manu, ablative of manus “hand” (see manual (adj.)) + operari “to work, operate” (see operation). The same word had been borrowed from French into Middle English in a sense “hand-labor” (late 15c.). General meaning “artful plan, adroit movement” is from 1774. Related: Maneuvers.

1777, from maneuver (n.), or else from French manœurvrer “work, work with one’s hands; carry out, prepare” (12c.), from Medieval Latin manuoperare. Originally in a military sense. Figurative use from 1801. Related: Maneuvered; maneuvering.

maneuver ma·neu·ver (mə-nōō’vər, -nyōō’-)
A movement or procedure involving skill and dexterity. v. ma·neu·vered, ma·neu·ver·ing, ma·neu·vers
To manipulate into a desired position or toward a predetermined goal.


Read Also:

  • Man fern

    noun 1. another name for soft tree fern

  • Manfredini

    [mahn-fre-dee-nee] /ˌmɑn frɛˈdi ni/ noun 1. Francesco [frahn-ches-kaw] /frɑnˈtʃɛs kɔ/ (Show IPA), 1684–1748, Italian composer.

  • Man-friday

    noun 1. a male assistant to an administrator or executive; right-hand man. noun 1. a loyal male servant or assistant

  • Manful

    [man-fuh l] /ˈmæn fəl/ adjective 1. having or showing boldness, courage, or strength; resolute. /ˈmænfʊl/ adjective 1. a less common word for manly adj. late 14c., “courageous, brave, resolute,” from man (n.) + -ful.

Disclaimer: Maneuvering definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.