maneuver

[ muh-noo-ver ]
/ məˈnu vər /

noun

verb (used with object), ma·neu·vered, ma·neu·ver·ing.

verb (used without object), ma·neu·vered, ma·neu·ver·ing.

to perform a maneuver or maneuvers.
to scheme; intrigue.

Nearby words

  1. manes,
  2. manet,
  3. manet, edouard,
  4. manet, édouard,
  5. manetho,
  6. maneuverability,
  7. maneuverable,
  8. manfredini,
  9. manful,
  10. manfully

Also especially British, ma·noeu·vre.

Origin of maneuver

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

Related formsma·neu·ver·a·ble, adjectivema·neu·ver·a·bil·i·ty, nounma·neu·ver·er, nounun·ma·neu·vered, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for maneuvering

maneuver

/ (məˈnuːvə) /

noun, verb

the usual US spelling of manoeuvre
Derived Formsmaneuverable, adjectivemaneuverability, nounmaneuverer, nounmaneuvering, noun

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Word Origin and History for maneuvering
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Medicine definitions for maneuvering

maneuver

[ mə-nōōvər ]

n.

A movement or procedure involving skill and dexterity.

v.

To manipulate into a desired position or toward a predetermined goal.

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