from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Chiefly British Variant of maneuver.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A movement, often one performed with difficulty.
- n. A large movement of military troops.
- v. To move (something) carefully, and often with difficulty, into a certain position.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- See maneuver.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. perform a movement in military or naval tactics in order to secure an advantage in attack or defense
- v. act in order to achieve a certain goal
- n. a move made to gain a tactical end
- n. an action aimed at evading an opponent
- v. direct the course; determine the direction of travelling
- n. a plan for attaining a particular goal
- n. a military training exercise
- n. a deliberate coordinated movement requiring dexterity and skill
From the French noun manœuvre and verb manœuvrer, from Old French manovrer, from Vulgar Latin *manuoperare, from Latin manu ("by hand") + operari ("to work"). (Wiktionary)