(noun, verb)


1. a military training exercise

Similar word(s): manoeuvre

Definition categories: act, operation

2. a plan for attaining a particular goal

Similar word(s): manoeuvre, tactic, tactics

Definition categories: thought

3. a deliberate coordinated movement requiring dexterity and skill

- he made a great maneuver

Similar word(s): manoeuvre, play

Definition categories: act, motion, move, movement

4. a move made to gain a tactical end

Similar word(s): manoeuvre

Definition categories: act, move

5. an action aimed at evading an opponent

Similar word(s): manoeuvre

Definition categories: act, evasion

Sentences with maneuver as a noun:

- Parallel parking can be a difficult maneuver.

- The army was on maneuvers.

- Joint NATO maneuvers are as much an exercise in diplomacy as in tactics and logistics.


1. direct the course; determine the direction of travelling

Similar word(s): channelise, channelize, direct, guide, head, manoeuver, manoeuvre, point, steer

Definition categories: motion, command, control

2. act in order to achieve a certain goal

- He maneuvered to get the chairmanship

- She maneuvered herself into the directorship

Similar word(s): manoeuver, manoeuvre

Definition categories: social, act, move

3. perform a movement in military or naval tactics in order to secure an advantage in attack or defense

Similar word(s): manoeuver, manoeuvre, operate

Definition categories: competition, go, move

Sentences with maneuver as a verb:

- The patriarch maneuvered till his offspring occupied countless key posts