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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (5)

1. a plan for attaining a particular goal;
[syn: tactic, tactics, maneuver, manoeuvre]

2. a military training exercise;
[syn: maneuver, manoeuvre, simulated military operation]

3. a deliberate coordinated movement requiring dexterity and skill;
- Example: "he made a great maneuver"
- Example: "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]


VERB (3)

1. act in order to achieve a certain goal;
- Example: "He maneuvered to get the chairmanship"
- Example: "She maneuvered herself into the directorship"
[syn: maneuver, manoeuver, manoeuvre]

2. direct the course; determine the direction of travelling;
[syn: steer, maneuver, manoeuver, manoeuvre, direct, point, head, guide, channelize, channelise]

3. perform a movement in military or naval tactics in order to secure an advantage in attack or defense;
[syn: manoeuver, maneuver, manoeuvre, operate]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Maneuver \Ma*neu"ver\, Manoeuvre \Ma*noeu"vre\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Maneuveredor Manoeuvred; p. pr. & vb. n. Maneuvering, or Manoeuvring.] [Cf. F. manoeuvrer. See Maneuver, n.] 1. To perform a movement or movements in military or naval tactics; to make changes in position with the intention of getting an advantage in attack or defense. [1913 Webster] 2. 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. [PJC] 3. To manage with address or art; to scheme. [1913 Webster] Maneuver
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Maneuver \Ma*neu"ver\, Manoeuvre \Ma*noeu"vre\, v. t. 1. To change the positions of, as of troops of ships. [1913 Webster] Maneuverer
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Maneuver \Ma*neu"ver\, Manoeuvre \Ma*noeu"vre\, n. [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.] [1913 Webster] 1. Management; dexterous movement; specif., a military or naval evolution, movement, or change of position. [1913 Webster] 2. Management with address or artful design; adroit proceeding; stratagem. [1913 Webster] Maneuver
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Manoeuvre \Ma*noeu"vre\, n. & v. See Maneuver. [Chiefly Brit.] [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

manoeuvre n 1: a plan for attaining a particular goal [syn: tactic, tactics, maneuver, manoeuvre] 2: a military training exercise [syn: maneuver, manoeuvre, simulated military operation] 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: act in order to achieve a certain goal; "He maneuvered to get the chairmanship"; "She maneuvered herself into the directorship" [syn: maneuver, manoeuver, manoeuvre] 2: direct the course; determine the direction of travelling [syn: steer, maneuver, manoeuver, manoeuvre, direct, point, head, guide, channelize, channelise] 3: perform a movement in military or naval tactics in order to secure an advantage in attack or defense [syn: manoeuver, maneuver, manoeuvre, operate]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

38 Moby Thesaurus words for "manoeuvre": artifice, contrive, demarche, device, devise, dodge, drill, drive, engineer, exercise, finagle, finesse, gambit, guide, intrigue, jockey, machinate, machination, manage, manipulate, move, navigate, operate, operation, plan, plot, ploy, run, ruse, scheme, stratagem, strategy, subterfuge, tactic, training, trick, wangle, wile