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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
ma•nure /məˈnʊr, -ˈnyʊr/USA pronunciation   n. [uncountable]
  1. solid waste material from animals, used as a substance to fertilize soil.
See -man-1.
WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
ma•nure  (mə nŏŏr, -nyŏŏr),USA pronunciation n., v.,  -nured, -nur•ing. 
  1. excrement, esp. of animals, or other refuse used as fertilizer.
  2. any natural or artificial substance for fertilizing the soil.

  1. to treat (land) with fertilizing matter;
    apply manure to.
ma•nurer, n. 
ma•nuri•al, adj. 
ma•nuri•al•ly, adv. 
  • Middle French manouvrer to do manual work. See maneuver
  • Middle English manouren to till, cultivate 1350–1400

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

manure /məˈnjʊə/ n
  1. animal excreta, usually with straw, used to fertilize land
  2. chiefly Brit any material, esp chemical fertilizer, used to fertilize land
  1. (transitive) to spread manure upon (fields or soil)
Etymology: 14th Century: from Medieval Latin manuopera; manual work; see manoeuvre

maˈnurer n


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