Meaning of MANURE in English


I. məˈn(y)u̇(ə)r, -u̇ə transitive verb

( -ed/-ing/-s )

Etymology: Middle English manouren, from Middle French manouvrer, literally, to do work by hand, from Latin manu operare — more at maneuver

1. obsolete : to have the possession or management of (as land)

2. archaic

a. : to subject (land) to cultivation : till

b. : to develop (as the mind) by instruction and discipline : train

3. : to apply manure to : enrich by the application of a fertilizing substance

the fields were manured, the fodder was all in — Hugh MacLennan

II. noun

( -s )

Usage: often attributive

: material that fertilizes land ; especially : refuse of stables and barnyards consisting of mammal and bird excreta with or without litter — compare fertilizer

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