maneuverer

maneuver

[muh-noo-ver]
noun
1.
a planned and regulated movement or evolution of troops, warships, etc.
2.
maneuvers, a series of tactical exercises usually carried out in the field by large bodies of troops in simulating the conditions of war.
3.
an act or instance of changing the direction of a moving ship, vehicle, etc., as required.
4.
an adroit move, skillful proceeding, etc., especially as characterized by craftiness; ploy: political maneuvers.
verb (used with object), maneuvered, maneuvering.
5.
to change the position of (troops, ships, etc.) by a maneuver.
6.
to bring, put, drive, or make by maneuvers: He maneuvered his way into the confidence of the enemy.
7.
to manipulate or manage with skill or adroitness: to maneuver a conversation.
8.
to steer in various directions as required.
verb (used without object), maneuvered, maneuvering.
9.
to perform a maneuver or maneuvers.
10.
to scheme; intrigue.
Also, especially British, manoeuvre.


Origin:
1470–80 for an earlier sense; 1750–60 for current noun sense; < French manoeuvre, Middle French manuevre handwork, derivative of Old French manuvrer < Latin manū operāre to do handwork, equivalent to manū (ablative of manus hand) + operāre to work (see operate); replacing earlier maanorre manual labor < Middle French, as above

maneuverable, adjective
maneuverability, noun
maneuverer, noun
unmaneuvered, adjective


4. stratagem, tactic, ruse, artifice; procedure, scheme, plot, plan. 6. scheme, contrive, intrigue. 7. handle, finesse. 10. plot, plan.
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maneuver (məˈnuːvə)
 
n, —vb
the usual US spelling of manoeuvre
 
ma'neuverable
 
adj
 
maneuvera'bility
 
n
 
ma'neuverer
 
n
 
ma'neuvering
 
n

manoeuvre or maneuver (məˈnuːvə)
 
n
1.  a contrived, complicated, and possibly deceptive plan or action: political manoeuvres
2.  a movement or action requiring dexterity and skill
3.  a.  a tactic or movement of one or a number of military or naval units
 b.  (plural) tactical exercises, usually on a large scale
4.  a planned movement of an aircraft in flight
5.  any change from the straight steady course of a ship
 
vb
6.  (tr) to contrive or accomplish with skill or cunning
7.  (intr) to manipulate situations, etc, in order to gain some end: to manoeuvre for the leadership
8.  (intr) to perform a manoeuvre or manoeuvres
9.  to move or deploy or be moved or deployed, as military units, etc
 
[C15: from French, from Medieval Latin manuopera manual work, from Latin manū operāre to work with the hand]
 
maneuver or maneuver
 
n
 
vb
 
[C15: from French, from Medieval Latin manuopera manual work, from Latin manū operāre to work with the hand]
 
ma'noeuvrable or maneuver
 
adj
 
ma'neuverable or maneuver
 
adj
 
manoeuvra'bility or maneuver
 
n
 
maneuvera'bility or maneuver
 
n
 
ma'noeuvrer or maneuver
 
n
 
ma'neuverer or maneuver
 
n
 
ma'noeuvring or maneuver
 
n
 
ma'neuvering or maneuver
 
n

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Word Origin & History

maneuver
late 15c., "hand-labor," from M.Fr. manoeuvre "manipulation, maneuver," from O.Fr. maneuvre "manual labor" (13c.), from M.L. manuopera, from manuoperare "work with the hands," from L. manu operari, from manu, abl. of manus "hand" (see manual) + operari (see
operation). The military sense of "planned movement of troops or warship" is attested from 1758; general meaning "artful plan, adroit movement" is from 1774. The verb is first attested 1777. Related: Maneuvered; maneuvering; maneuvers.
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Medical Dictionary

maneuver ma·neu·ver (mə-nōō'vər, -nyōō'-)
n.
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.

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