Manœuvre

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Manœuvre Management with address or artful design; adroit proceeding; stratagem.
    • Manœuvre Management; dexterous movement; specif., a military or naval evolution, movement, or change of position.
    • Manœuvre To change the positions of, as of troops of ships.
    • Manœuvre 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.
    • Manœuvre To manage with address or art; to scheme.
    • Manœuvre 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.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. manœuvre, OF. manuevre, LL. manopera, lit., hand work, manual labor; L. manus, hand + opera, fr. opus, work. See Manual Operate, and cf. Mainor Manure