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manoeuverable

Definition:

capable of maneuvering or changing position

Class:

adjective (modifies a noun)

Comparative:

more manoeuverable

Superlative:

most manoeuverable

Similar to:

mobile

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

maneuverable [American spelling] | manoeuvrable [British/Canadian spelling]

Etymology:

from French, from Medieval Latin manuopera manual work, from Latin manū operāre...
(Source: Collins Dictionary)  [more]

Definition references

Wiktionary:

maneuverable [often in combination] | maneuvrable | manoeuverable | manœuverable | manoeuvrable | manœuvrable

Able to be maneuvered (4 of 8 words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/maneuverable

Collins Dictionary:

maneuverable [United States] | manoeuvrable [British] | maneuver [British] | manoeuvre [British]

[US] Same as "manoeuvrable" | easily moved into different positions | able to adapt one's actions to different situations | the usual US spelling of ... (22 of 379 words, 14 definitions, 6 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/maneuverable

Merriam-Webster:

maneuver [entry 2, verb] | maneuvered [past tense] | maneuvering [present participle] | scheme [synonym, sense-specific] | manipulate [synonym, sense-specific] | address [synonym, sense-specific] | contend [synonym, sense-specific] | cope [synonym, sense-specific] | field [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

to perform a movement in military or naval tactics in order to secure an ... | to use stratagems; "scheme" | to cause to execute tactical movements | ... (25 of 269 words, 5 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/maneuver show=1

American Heritage Dictionary:

maneuver | maneuvered [past tense] | maneuvering [present participle] | maneuvers [3rd-person singular present] | manoeuvre [British] | maneuverability [noun, related] | maneuverable [adjective, related] | maneuverer [noun, related]

A strategic or tactical military or naval movement. | A large-scale tactical exercise carried out under simulated conditions of war. Often used in the ... (23 of 230 words, 13 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/maneuver

New World Dictionary:

maneuver | manoeuvre [British] | manoeuvred [British] | manoeuvring [British] | maneuverable [adjective, related] | maneuverability [noun, related] | maneuverer [noun, related]

a planned and controlled tactical or strategic movement of troops, warships, aircraft, etc. | large-scale practice movements and exercises of troops, ... (20 of 177 words, 7 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/maneuver

Oxford Dictionary:

maneuverable | manoeuvrable [British] | maneuverability [derived]

Syllabification: (ma·neu·ver·a·ble) | (especially of a craft or vessel) able to be maneuvered easily while in motion. (16 of 40 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/maneuverable

Cambridge Dictionary:

manoeuvrable [British] | maneuverable [United States] | maneuverability [noun, United States, derived] | manoeuvrability [noun, uk, derived]

easy to move and direct (5 of 37 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/manoeuvrable

Macmillan British Dictionary:

manoeuvrable | maneuverable [American spelling]

able to be moved easily in situations that need care or skill (12 of 35 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/manoeuvrable

Britannica Encyclopedia:

mobile [sculpture]

abstract sculpture that has moving parts, driven either by motors or the natural force of wind. The word mobile was initially suggested by Marcel ... (24 of 147 words, 1 image)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/386777​/mobile

Random House Dictionary:

mobile | Mobile | -mobile | a mobile home [informal, sense-specific]

capable of moving or being moved readily. | utilizing motor vehicles for ready movement. | [military] permanently equipped with vehicles for ... (19 of 249 words, 14 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/mobile

Columbia Encyclopedia:

mobile

a type of moving sculptural artwork developed by Alexander Calder in 1932 and named by Marcel Duchamp. Often constructed of colored metal pieces ... (23 of 69 words, pronunciation)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/ent​/A​0833511​.html

Wikipedia:

Maneuver [disambiguation] | manoeuvre | manoeuver | manœuvre

denotes one's tactical move, or series of moves, that improves or maintains one's strategic situation in a competitive environment or avoids a worse situation. Military exercise | Maneuver warfare | Military tactics | Military strategy | Soldiers who... (34 of 184 words, 19 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Maneuver

Encarta Dictionary:

mobile | mobiles [plural]

able to move freely or easily | operating from or set up in a vehicle that travels from place to place | changing expressions quickly and easily | ... (25 of 169 words, 8 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861630668​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Collins Dictionary:

maneuverable [United States] | manoeuvrable [British] | maneuver [British] | manoeuvre [British]

First use: 15th century

Origin: from French, from Medieval Latin manuopera manual work, from Latin manū operāre to work with the hand

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/maneuverable

Online Etymology:

maneuverable

First use: 1921

Origin: "maneuver" + "-able".

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=maneuverable

maneuver

First use: late 15th century

Origin: "hand-labor", from Middle French manoeuvre "manipulation, maneuver", from Old French maneuvre "manual labor" (13th century), from ... (19 of 68 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=maneuver

-able

Origin: suffix expressing ability, capacity, fitness, from French, from Latin -ibilis, -abilis, forming adjectives from verbs, from Proto-Indo-European ... (17 of 89 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=-able

Audio references

Macmillan British Dictionary:

maneuverable

Audio: British English pronunciation of "maneuverable"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/maneuverable

manoeuvrable

Audio: British English pronunciation of "manoeuvrable"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/manoeuvrable

the Free Dictionary:

maneuverable

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "maneuverable"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "maneuverable"

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/maneuverable

manoeuvrable

Audio: British English pronunciation of "manoeuvrable"

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/manoeuvrable

Google Dictionary:

maneuverable

Audio: English pronunciation of "maneuverable"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

maneuverable

Audio: North American pronunciation of "maneuverable"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=maneuv​04 word=maneuverable

Cambridge Dictionary:

manoeuvrable [British]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "manoeuvrable"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "manoeuvrable"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/manoeuvrable

Macmillan American Dictionary:

manoeuvrable

Audio: North American pronunciation of "manoeuvrable"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/manoeuvrable

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