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ma·nure

 (mə-no͞o′ər, -nyo͞o′-, no͝or′, -nyo͝or′)
n.
1. The dung of livestock or poultry.
2. Such dung, or other organic or chemical material, used to fertilize soil.
tr.v. ma·nured, ma·nur·ing, ma·nures
To fertilize (soil) by applying material such as animal dung.

[From Middle English manuren, to cultivate land, from Anglo-Norman mainouverer, from Vulgar Latin *manūoperāre, to work with the hands : Latin manū, ablative of manus, hand; see man- in Indo-European roots + Latin operārī, to work; see op- in Indo-European roots.]

ma·nur′er n.
ma·nu′ri·al adj.

manure

(məˈnjʊə)
n
1. (Agriculture) animal excreta, usually with straw, used to fertilize land
2. (Agriculture) chiefly Brit any material, esp chemical fertilizer, used to fertilize land
vb
(Agriculture) (tr) to spread manure upon (fields or soil)
[C14: from Medieval Latin manuopera; manual work; see manoeuvre]
maˈnurer n

ma•nure

(məˈnʊər, -ˈnyʊər)

n., v. -nured, -nur•ing. n.
1. excrement, esp. of animals, used as fertilizer.
2. any natural or artificial substance for fertilizing the soil.
v.t.
3. to treat (land) with fertilizing matter.
[1540–50; n. derivative of obsolete manner to till< Anglo-French < Old French manovrer to do manual labor]
ma•nu′ri•al, adj.

manure


Past participle: manured
Gerund: manuring

Imperative
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Present
I manure
you manure
he/she/it manures
we manure
you manure
they manure
Preterite
I manured
you manured
he/she/it manured
we manured
you manured
they manured
Present Continuous
I am manuring
you are manuring
he/she/it is manuring
we are manuring
you are manuring
they are manuring
Present Perfect
I have manured
you have manured
he/she/it has manured
we have manured
you have manured
they have manured
Past Continuous
I was manuring
you were manuring
he/she/it was manuring
we were manuring
you were manuring
they were manuring
Past Perfect
I had manured
you had manured
he/she/it had manured
we had manured
you had manured
they had manured
Future
I will manure
you will manure
he/she/it will manure
we will manure
you will manure
they will manure
Future Perfect
I will have manured
you will have manured
he/she/it will have manured
we will have manured
you will have manured
they will have manured
Future Continuous
I will be manuring
you will be manuring
he/she/it will be manuring
we will be manuring
you will be manuring
they will be manuring
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been manuring
you have been manuring
he/she/it has been manuring
we have been manuring
you have been manuring
they have been manuring
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been manuring
you will have been manuring
he/she/it will have been manuring
we will have been manuring
you will have been manuring
they will have been manuring
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been manuring
you had been manuring
he/she/it had been manuring
we had been manuring
you had been manuring
they had been manuring
Conditional
I would manure
you would manure
he/she/it would manure
we would manure
you would manure
they would manure
Past Conditional
I would have manured
you would have manured
he/she/it would have manured
we would have manured
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.manure - any animal or plant material used to fertilize land especially animal excreta usually with litter materialmanure - any animal or plant material used to fertilize land especially animal excreta usually with litter material
organic, organic fertiliser, organic fertilizer - a fertilizer that is derived from animal or vegetable matter
chicken manure - chicken excreta used as fertilizer
cow manure - cow excreta used as fertilizer
green manure - a growing crop that is plowed under to enrich soil
horse manure - horse excreta used as fertilizer
night soil - human excreta used as fertilizer
Verb1.manure - spread manure, as for fertilization
spread out, scatter, spread - strew or distribute over an area; "He spread fertilizer over the lawn"; "scatter cards across the table"

manure

noun compost, muck, fertilizer, dung, droppings, excrement, ordure organic manures
Translations
سَمَادٌسَماد، زِبْليُسَمِّد
hnůjhnojit
gødningmøggøde
lantalevittääsonta
gnojivo
trágyatrágyáz
áburîurbera á
堆肥
거름
mėžti
mēslimēslojumsmēslot
hnojiť
gödsel
มูลสัตว์
gübregübrelemek
phân bón

manure

[məˈnjʊəʳ]
A. Nestiércol m, abono m
B. VTestercolar, abonar
C. CPD manure heap Nestercolero m

manure

[məˈnjʊər] nfumier mmanure heap ntas m de fumier

manure

nDung m, → Mist m; (esp artificial) → Dünger m; liquid manureJauche f; artificial manureKunstdünger m
vt fielddüngen

manure

[məˈnjʊəʳ]
1. nconcime m; (organic) → letame m
2. vtconcimare

manure

(məˈnjuə) noun
a mixture containing animal dung, spread on soil to help produce better crops etc. The farmer is putting manure on his fields.
verb
to treat (soil or plants) with manure. The farmer has been manuring the fields.

manure

سَمَادٌ hnůj gødning Mist κοπριά estiércol lanta fumier gnojivo concime 堆肥 거름 mest gjødsel nawóz estrume навоз gödsel มูลสัตว์ gübre phân bón 肥料
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The very rankness of the smell of manure in the clear sweet air awoke something heady in his brain.
little is to be expected of a nation, when the vegetable mould is exhausted, and it is compelled to make manure of the bones of its fathers.
Yes, manure, because he had no friend, and I wouldn't let the big one kill him.
Before the ground-floor door was a huge pile of manure.
Not valuing now the root whence it sprang; having found that it was of a sort which nothing but gold dust could manure, I have but half a liking to the blossom, especially when it looks so artificial as just now.
It may be true that he went mounted as your worship says," answered Sancho, "but there is a great difference between going mounted and going slung like a sack of manure.
In the old days he used to be taken out by the young men when they went hunting wild goats, or deer, or hares, but now that his master was gone he was lying neglected on the heaps of mule and cow dung that lay in front of the stable doors till the men should come and draw it away to manure the great close; and he was full of fleas.
Your method is to squeeze the sap out of creation and make manure of the refuse, by way of turning it to what you call use.
Penn's bad luck with dory-anchors, Salters's views on manure, Manuel's little slips from virtue ashore, and Harvey's ladylike handling of the oar - all were laid before the public; and as the fog fell around them in silvery sheets beneath the sun, the voices sounded like a bench of invisible judges pronouncing sentence.
And let the main part of the ground, employed to gardens or corn, be to a common stock; and to be laid in, and stored up, and then delivered out in proportion; besides some spots of ground, that any particular person will manure for his own private.
Immense accumulations of bird-guano gave the sides of Mount Mendif the appearance of calcareous rocks, and there was enough of the deposit there to manure all the lands in the United Kingdom.
He was not a very old man; he was, as a matter of fact, still within a few weeks of sixty-three, but constant stooping over spades and forks and the carrying of roots and manure, and exposure to the damps of life in the open-air without a change of clothing, had bent him into the form of a sickle.