Manure meaning

mə-no͝o'ər, -nyo͝o'-, no͝or', -nyo͝or'
The definition of manure is animal excrement that is used to fertilize.

Animal excrement that you spread around in your garden to fertilize the soil so the garden will grow better is an example of manure.

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The dung of livestock or poultry.
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Such dung, or other organic or chemical material, used to fertilize soil.
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To fertilize (soil) by applying material such as animal dung.
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To put manure on or into (soil)
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Organic substances, esp. animal excrement, put on or into the soil to fertilize it.
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To cultivate by manual labor; to till; hence, to develop by culture.
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To apply manure (as fertilizer or soil improver).

The farmer manured his fallow field.

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Animal excrement, especially that of common domestic farm animals and when used as fertilizer. Generally speaking, from cows, horses, sheep, pigs and chickens.
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Origin of manure

  • 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 man-2 in Indo-European roots Latin operārī to work op- in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Middle English manuren (“to manure"), from Old French manovrer (whence also English maneuver), from Vulgar Latin *manuoperare (“work by hand"), from Latin manu + operari (“to work").
    From Wiktionary