Maneuver vs. Manoeuvre - What's the difference?

Wiktionary

  • Maneuver (noun)

    A movement, often one performed with difficulty.

    "Parallel parking can be a difficult maneuver."

  • Maneuver (noun)

    A large training field-exercise of military troops.

    "The army was on maneuvers."

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

  • Maneuver (noun)

    An adroit or cunning action; a stratagem.

  • Maneuver (noun)

    A specific medical or surgical movement, often eponymous, done with the doctor's hands or surgical instruments.

    "The otorhinolaryngologist performed an Epley maneuver and the patient was relieved of his vertigo."

  • Maneuver (verb)

    To move (something, or oneself) carefully, and often with difficulty, into a certain position.

  • Maneuver (verb)

    To guide, steer, manage purposefully

  • Maneuver (verb)

    To intrigue, manipulate, plot, scheme

  • Manoeuvre (noun)

    alternative spelling of maneuver|from=British spelling|from2=Canadian spelling|from3=Irish, South African, Australian and New Zealand

  • Manoeuvre (verb)

    alternative spelling of maneuver|from=British spelling|from2=Canadian spelling|from3=Irish, South African, Australian and New Zealand

Oxford Dictionary

  • Manoeuvre (noun)

    a movement or series of moves requiring skill and care

    "snowboarders performed daring manoeuvres on precipitous slopes"

  • Manoeuvre (noun)

    a carefully planned or cunning scheme or action

    "shady financial manoeuvres"

  • Manoeuvre (noun)

    the fact or process of taking carefully planned or cunning action

    "the economic policy provided no room for manoeuvre"

  • Manoeuvre (noun)

    a large-scale military exercise of troops, warships, and other forces

    "the Russian vessel was on manoeuvres"

  • Manoeuvre (verb)

    move skilfully or carefully

    "she tried to manoeuvre her trolley round people"

    "the lorry was unable to manoeuvre comfortably in the narrow street"

  • Manoeuvre (verb)

    carefully guide or manipulate (someone or something) in order to achieve an end

    "they were manoeuvring him into betraying his friend"

  • Manoeuvre (verb)

    manipulate a situation to achieve an end

    "Rann was manoeuvring to elope with the girl"

Webster Dictionary

  • Maneuver (noun)

    Management; dexterous movement; specif., a military or naval evolution, movement, or change of position.

  • Maneuver (noun)

    Management with address or artful design; adroit proceeding; stratagem.

  • Maneuver (verb)

    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.

  • Maneuver (verb)

    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 (verb)

    To manage with address or art; to scheme.

  • Maneuver

    To change the positions of, as of troops of ships.

  • Manoeuvre (noun)

    See Maneuver.

Princeton's WordNet

  • Maneuver (noun)

    a military training exercise

  • Maneuver (noun)

    a plan for attaining a particular goal

  • Maneuver (noun)

    a deliberate coordinated movement requiring dexterity and skill;

    "he made a great maneuver"

    "the runner was out on a play by the shortstop"

  • Maneuver (noun)

    a move made to gain a tactical end

  • Maneuver (noun)

    an action aimed at evading an opponent

  • Maneuver (verb)

    direct the course; determine the direction of travelling

  • Maneuver (verb)

    act in order to achieve a certain goal;

    "He maneuvered to get the chairmanship"

    "She maneuvered herself into the directorship"

  • Maneuver (verb)

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

  • Manoeuvre (noun)

    a plan for attaining a particular goal

  • Manoeuvre (noun)

    a military training exercise

  • Manoeuvre (noun)

    a deliberate coordinated movement requiring dexterity and skill;

    "he made a great maneuver"

    "the runner was out on a play by the shortstop"

  • Manoeuvre (noun)

    a move made to gain a tactical end

  • Manoeuvre (noun)

    an action aimed at evading an opponent

  • Manoeuvre (verb)

    act in order to achieve a certain goal;

    "He maneuvered to get the chairmanship"

    "She maneuvered herself into the directorship"

  • Manoeuvre (verb)

    direct the course; determine the direction of travelling

  • Manoeuvre (verb)

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

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