Manicure meaning

mănĭ-kyo͝or
To manicure is defined as to trim gardens or lawns neatly or professionally, or to perform a treatment where you pamper someone's hands and cut and polish his or her nails.

When a gardener comes and neatly trims the lawn, this is an example of a time when the gardener manicures the lawn.

When you cut someone's nails and polish them, this is an example of a time when you manicure.

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A trimming, cleaning, and sometimes polishing of the fingernails, esp. when done by a manicurist.
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To trim the fingernails.
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The definition of a manicure is a cosmetic treatment where your hands are pampered and your nails are cut, groomed and may be polished.

When you go to the salon and your hands are soaked in a paraffin bath, then massaged before your nails are clipped and polished, this is an example of a manicure.

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A cosmetic treatment of the fingernails, including shaping and polishing.
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To trim, clean, and polish (the fingernails).
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To clip or trim evenly and closely.

Manicure a hedge.

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(informal) To trim, clip, etc. meticulously.

To manicure a lawn.

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Origin of manicure

  • French Latin manus hand man-2 in Indo-European roots Latin cūra care cure

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition