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MANEUVER

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does maneuver mean? 

MANEUVER (noun)
  The noun MANEUVER has 5 senses:

1. a military training exercise
2. a plan for attaining a particular goal
3. a deliberate coordinated movement requiring dexterity and skill
4. a move made to gain a tactical end
5. an action aimed at evading an opponent

  Familiarity information: MANEUVER used as a noun is common.


MANEUVER (verb)
  The verb MANEUVER has 3 senses:

1. direct the course; determine the direction of travelling
2. act in order to achieve a certain goal
3. perform a movement in military or naval tactics in order to secure an advantage in attack or defense

  Familiarity information: MANEUVER used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


MANEUVER (noun)


Sense 1maneuver [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A military training exercise

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

maneuver; simulated military operation; manoeuvre

Hypernyms ("maneuver" is a kind of...):

military operation; operation (activity by a military or naval force (as a maneuver or campaign))

Domain category:

armed forces; armed services; military; military machine; war machine (the military forces of a nation)

Holonyms ("maneuver" is a part of...):

military training (training soldiers in military procedures)


Sense 2maneuver [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A plan for attaining a particular goal

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

manoeuvre; tactic; maneuver; tactics

Hypernyms ("maneuver" is a kind of...):

plan of action (a plan for actively doing something)


Sense 3maneuver [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A deliberate coordinated movement requiring dexterity and skill

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

maneuver; manoeuvre; play

Context examples:

he made a great maneuver / the runner was out on a play by the shortstop

Hypernyms ("maneuver" is a kind of...):

motion; move; movement (the act of changing location from one place to another)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "maneuver"):

obstruction (getting in someone's way)

baseball play ((baseball) a play executed by a baseball team)

footwork (the manner of using the feet)

shot; stroke ((sports) the act of swinging or striking at a ball with a club or racket or bat or cue or hand)

blitz; linebacker blitzing; safety blitz ((American football) defensive players try to break through the offensive line)

mousetrap; trap play ((American football) a play in which a defensive player is allowed to cross the line of scrimmage and then blocked off as the runner goes through the place the lineman vacated)

jugglery (the performance of a juggler)

icing; icing the puck ((ice hockey) the act of shooting the puck from within your own defensive area the length of the rink beyond the opponent's goal)

assist ((sports) the act of enabling another player to make a good play)

ball hawking (a skillful maneuver in catching balls or in stealing the ball from the opposing team)

completion; pass completion ((American football) a successful forward pass in football)

figure (a predetermined set of movements in dancing or skating)

takeaway (the act of taking the ball or puck away from the team on the offense (as by the interception of a pass))

Holonyms ("maneuver" is a part of...):

athletic game (a game involving athletic activity)


Sense 4maneuver [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A move made to gain a tactical end

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

tactical maneuver; tactical manoeuvre; maneuver; manoeuvre

Hypernyms ("maneuver" is a kind of...):

move (the act of deciding to do something)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "maneuver"):

measure; step (any maneuver made as part of progress toward a goal)

artifice; ruse (a deceptive maneuver (especially to avoid capture))

gambit; ploy; stratagem (a maneuver in a game or conversation)

footwork (skillful maneuvering or dealing)

feint (any distracting or deceptive maneuver (as a mock attack))

device; gimmick; twist (any clever maneuver)

parking (the act of maneuvering a vehicle into a location where it can be left temporarily)


Sense 5maneuver [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An action aimed at evading an opponent

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

evasive action; maneuver; manoeuvre

Hypernyms ("maneuver" is a kind of...):

evasion (the act of physically escaping from something (an opponent or a pursuer or an unpleasant situation) by some adroit maneuver)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "maneuver"):

clinch ((boxing) the act of one boxer holding onto the other to avoid being hit and to rest momentarily)

airplane maneuver; flight maneuver (a maneuver executed by an aircraft)

straight-arm ((American football) the act of warding off a tackler by holding the arm fully extended with the hand against the opponent)


MANEUVER (verb)


Sense 1maneuver [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Direct the course; determine the direction of travelling

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

steer; maneuver; guide; channelize; channelise; manoeuver; manoeuvre; point; head; direct

Hypernyms (to "maneuver" is one way to...):

command; control (exercise authoritative control or power over)

Domain category:

driving (the act of controlling and steering the movement of a vehicle or animal)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "maneuver"):

corner; tree (force a person or an animal into a position from which he cannot escape)

canalise; canalize; channel (direct the flow of)

navigate; pilot (act as the navigator in a car, plane, or vessel and plan, direct, plot the path and position of the conveyance)

conn (conduct or direct the steering of a ship or plane)

starboard (turn to the right, of helms or rudders)

stand out (steer away from shore, of ships)

navigate (direct carefully and safely)

crab (direct (an aircraft) into a crosswind)

pull over (steer a vehicle to the side of the road)

sheer (cause to sheer)

dock (haul into a dock)

park (maneuver a vehicle into a parking space)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s something PP


Sense 2maneuver [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Act in order to achieve a certain goal

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

manoeuver; manoeuvre; maneuver

Context examples:

He maneuvered to get the chairmanship / She maneuvered herself into the directorship

Hypernyms (to "maneuver" is one way to...):

act; move (perform an action, or work out or perform (an action))

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s PP


Sense 3maneuver [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Verbs of fighting, athletic activities

Synonyms:

manoeuvre; manoeuver; maneuver; operate

Hypernyms (to "maneuver" is one way to...):

go; move (have a turn; make one's move in a game)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "maneuver"):

jockey (compete (for an advantage or a position))

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something PP
Somebody ----s PP


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