• WordNet 3.6
    • v maneuver perform a movement in military or naval tactics in order to secure an advantage in attack or defense
    • v maneuver direct the course; determine the direction of travelling
    • v maneuver act in order to achieve a certain goal "He maneuvered to get the chairmanship","She maneuvered herself into the directorship"
    • n maneuver an action aimed at evading an opponent
    • n maneuver a move made to gain a tactical end
    • n maneuver a deliberate coordinated movement requiring dexterity and skill "he made a great maneuver","the runner was out on a play by the shortstop"
    • n maneuver a military training exercise
    • n maneuver a plan for attaining a particular goal
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Dachshunds are the smallest breed of dog used for hunting. They are low to the ground, which allows them to enter and maneuver through tunnels easily.
    • Maneuver Management with address or artful design; adroit proceeding; stratagem.
    • Maneuver Management; dexterous movement; specif., a military or naval evolution, movement, or change of position.
    • Maneuver To change the positions of, as of troops of ships.
    • Maneuver 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.
    • Maneuver To manage with address or art; to scheme.
    • Maneuver 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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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • maneuver See manœuver.
    • n maneuver A planned and regulated movement, particularly of troops or warvessels; any strategic evolution, movement, or change of position among companies, battalions, regiments, or of a ship or ships, etc.—2. Management with address or artful design; an adroit move or procedure; intrigue; stratagem.
    • n maneuver An affected trick of manner to attract notice: as, he is full of manœuvers.
    • maneuver To perform manœuvers; move or change positions among troops or ships for the purpose of advantageous attack or defense, or in military exercise for the purpose of discipline.
    • maneuver To manage with address or art; employ intrigue or stratagem to effect a purpose.
    • maneuver To change the position of, as troops or ships; cause to perform strategic evolutions.
    • maneuver To affect in some specified way by a manœuver or by manœuvers.
    • maneuver To manipulate.
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  • Karl Marx
    “Nothing has changed in Russias policy. Her methods, her tactics, her maneuvers may change, but the pole starworld dominationis immutable.”


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


In literature:

From the first I had divined the maneuver of the Dutchman.
"The Best Short Stories of 1921 and the Yearbook of the American Short Story" by Various
The Chief had gone off to help maneuver two-ton guided missiles into launching tubes.
"Space Tug" by Murray Leinster
The carriages that hung around their maneuvers were as gay and numerous as the assemblage on a fashionable race course.
"The Victim" by Thomas Dixon
This is not a space maneuver.
"The Space Pioneers" by Carey Rockwell
Maneuvering themselves away from the ship with the aid of the small jet packs strapped to their shoulders, they reached the dead spaceman.
"Treachery in Outer Space" by Carey Rockwell and Louis Glanzman
It is impossible for me to say how many times this maneuver was repeated.
"A Journey to the Centre of the Earth" by Jules Verne
Armies were maneuvered and victories won upon the maps in the office of the Secretary of War.
"The Fight for a Free Sea: A Chronicle of the War of 1812" by Ralph D. Paine
So this was the end of Britz's maneuvering!
"The Substitute Prisoner" by Max Marcin
And thus, by this skillful maneuver, he found himself seated opposite to La Valliere, whom he completely concealed.
"The Vicomte de Bragelonne" by Alexandre Dumas
The bulky converted cruiser was maneuvering frantically to get away.
"The Revolt on Venus" by Carey Rockwell

In poetry:

But these maneuverings to avoid
The touching of hands,
These shifts to keep the eyes employed
On objects more or less neutral
(As honor, for time being, commands) Will hardly prevent their downfall.
"Love's Strategems" by Donald Justice

In news:

We were asked to move ourselves up one of the smaller inclines in their building, then maneuver our way back to where we started.
JAMIE PESOTINE/Staff Photographer Hazleton Area's Alyssa Stish maneuvers past Cheltenham's Monet McGorda during the opening round of the Lady Cougar Tip-off Tournament on Friday at Hughie McGeehan Gymnasium in Hazle Township.
The chief advocate of a blocked Ohio bill that would impose the tightest abortion restriction in the nation vowed Wednesday to use a legislative maneuver to try to force a vote before year's end despite the Senate president's opposition.
One would think that a US congressman accusing the president of the United States of maneuvering to aid.
Three passengers aboard a hot air balloon were injured during a risky maneuver over the Rio Grande River in New Mexico.
The incident happened when the maneuver, called "splash and dash," went awry.
Which include military recruits and journalists -- are taught to perform lifesaving maneuvers on the amputees .
School Board OKs annexation maneuver.
A pair of AH-64E Apache helicopters performs maneuvers in this undated photo.
The landing and takeoff are the most difficult maneuvers, Bry says.
The carmaker employs a dedicated test track and remotely controlled, autonomously driven vehicles to perform safety-critical driving maneuvers.
Where human drivers cannot react quickly enough and repeat maneuvers with the desired precise timing and accuracy, autonomous vehicles can.
Contra Costa County authorities are investigating the death of a skydiver who slammed into the ground while attempting an advanced maneuver known as a swooping.
One night without rain is all construction crews need to complete a maneuver in Tacoma's Nalley Valley they've been working toward for more than a year.
Scott McIntyre/Staff Workers maneuver their boat to replace canoe trail markers in Clam Bay on Tuesday, August 21, 2012.

In science:

Also the orbital maneuvers are mainly, although not entirely, in the orbital plane.
An assessment of the measurement of the Lense-Thirring effect in the Earth gravity field, in reply to: ``On the measurement of the Lense-Thirring effect using the nodes of the LAGEOS satellites, in reply to ``On the reliability of the so far performed tests for measuring the Lense-Thirring effect with the LAGEOS satellites'' by L. Iorio,'' by I. Ciufolini and E. Pavlis
The proof of Theorem 7 given in Section 5 uses in addition to IHX type maneuvers another well known geometric move on a Whitney disk, namely the boundary twist. A framed Whitney disk changes into a twisted Whitney disk by this move, at the cost of creating a new interior intersection in the Whitney disk (Figure 13).
Geometric Filtrations of Classical Link Concordance
The present data is not in conflict with the NEC and in fact leaves us with considerable maneuvering room.
General Relativistic Energy Conditions: The Hubble expansion in the epoch of galaxy formation
The present observational data is not in conflict with the DEC and again leaves us with considerable maneuvering room.
General Relativistic Energy Conditions: The Hubble expansion in the epoch of galaxy formation
This requires a certain amount of technical maneuvering in the rigorous proof, which we now begin.
An improved bound for the Minkowski dimension of Besicovitch sets in medium dimension