Ma*nure" (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Manured (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Manuring.] [Contr, from OF. manuvrer, manovrer, to work with the hand, to cultivate by manual labor, F. manuvker. See Manual, Ure, Opera, and cf. Inure.]


To cultivate by manual labor; to till; hence, to develop by culture.


To whom we gave the strand for to manure. Surrey.

Manure thyself then; to thyself be improved; And with vain, outward things be no more moved. Donne.


To apply manure to; to enrich, as land, by the application of a fertilizing substance.

The blood of English shall manure the ground. Shak.


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Ma*nure" (?), n.

Any matter which makes land productive; a fertilizing substance, as the contents of stables and barnyards, dung, decaying animal or vegetable substances, etc.



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