Maneuvre vs. Maneuver - What's the difference?

Wiktionary

  • Maneuvre (noun)

    alternative spelling of maneuver

  • Maneuvre (verb)

    alternative spelling of maneuver

  • 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

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.

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

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