What does cure mean?

Definitions for cure
kyʊˈreɪ, ˈkyʊər eɪcure

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word cure.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. remedy, curative, cure, therapeuticverb

    a medicine or therapy that cures disease or relieve pain

  2. bring around, cure, healverb

    provide a cure for, make healthy again

    "The treatment cured the boy's acne"; "The quack pretended to heal patients but never managed to"

  3. cureverb

    prepare by drying, salting, or chemical processing in order to preserve

    "cure meats"; "cure pickles"; "cure hay"

  4. cureverb

    make (substances) hard and improve their usability

    "cure resin"; "cure cement"; "cure soap"

  5. cureverb

    be or become preserved

    "the apricots cure in the sun"

Wiktionary

  1. curenoun

    A method, device or medication that restores good health.

  2. curenoun

    A solution to a problem.

  3. curenoun

    A process of preservation, as by smoking.

  4. curenoun

    A process of solidification or gelling.

  5. curenoun

    A process whereby a material is caused to form permanent molecular linkages by exposure to chemicals, heat, pressure and/or weathering.

  6. curenoun

    Care, heed, or attention.

  7. curenoun

    Spiritual charge; care of soul; the office of a parish priest or of a curate;

  8. curenoun

    That which is committed to the charge of a parish priest or of a curate; a curacy.

  9. cureverb

    To restore to health.

    Unaided nature cured him.

  10. cureverb

    To bring (a disease or its bad effects) to an end.

    Unaided nature cured his ailments.

  11. cureverb

    To cause to be rid of (a defect).

    Experience will cure him of his naivete.

  12. cureverb

    To prepare or alter especially by chemical or physical processing for keeping or use.

    The smoke and heat cures the meat.

  13. cureverb

    To bring about a cure of any kind.

  14. cureverb

    To be undergoing a chemical or physical process for preservation or use.

    The meat was put in the smokehouse to cure.

  15. cureverb

    To solidify or gel.

    The parts were curing in the autoclave.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Curenoun

    care, heed, or attention

    Etymology: [OF. curer to take care, to heal, F., only, to cleanse, L. curare to take care, to heal, fr. cura. See Cure,.]

  2. Curenoun

    spiritual charge; care of soul; the office of a parish priest or of a curate; hence, that which is committed to the charge of a parish priest or of a curate; a curacy; as, to resign a cure; to obtain a cure

    Etymology: [OF. curer to take care, to heal, F., only, to cleanse, L. curare to take care, to heal, fr. cura. See Cure,.]

  3. Curenoun

    medical or hygienic care; remedial treatment of disease; a method of medical treatment; as, to use the water cure

    Etymology: [OF. curer to take care, to heal, F., only, to cleanse, L. curare to take care, to heal, fr. cura. See Cure,.]

  4. Curenoun

    act of healing or state of being healed; restoration to health from disease, or to soundness after injury

    Etymology: [OF. curer to take care, to heal, F., only, to cleanse, L. curare to take care, to heal, fr. cura. See Cure,.]

  5. Curenoun

    means of the removal of disease or evil; that which heals; a remedy; a restorative

    Etymology: [OF. curer to take care, to heal, F., only, to cleanse, L. curare to take care, to heal, fr. cura. See Cure,.]

  6. Cureverb

    to heal; to restore to health, soundness, or sanity; to make well; -- said of a patient

    Etymology: [OF. curer to take care, to heal, F., only, to cleanse, L. curare to take care, to heal, fr. cura. See Cure,.]

  7. Cureverb

    to subdue or remove by remedial means; to remedy; to remove; to heal; -- said of a malady

    Etymology: [OF. curer to take care, to heal, F., only, to cleanse, L. curare to take care, to heal, fr. cura. See Cure,.]

  8. Cureverb

    to set free from (something injurious or blameworthy), as from a bad habit

    Etymology: [OF. curer to take care, to heal, F., only, to cleanse, L. curare to take care, to heal, fr. cura. See Cure,.]

  9. Cureverb

    to prepare for preservation or permanent keeping; to preserve, as by drying, salting, etc.; as, to cure beef or fish; to cure hay

    Etymology: [OF. curer to take care, to heal, F., only, to cleanse, L. curare to take care, to heal, fr. cura. See Cure,.]

  10. Cureverb

    to pay heed; to care; to give attention

    Etymology: [OF. curer to take care, to heal, F., only, to cleanse, L. curare to take care, to heal, fr. cura. See Cure,.]

  11. Cureverb

    to restore health; to effect a cure

    Etymology: [OF. curer to take care, to heal, F., only, to cleanse, L. curare to take care, to heal, fr. cura. See Cure,.]

  12. Cureverb

    to become healed

    Etymology: [OF. curer to take care, to heal, F., only, to cleanse, L. curare to take care, to heal, fr. cura. See Cure,.]

  13. Curenoun

    a curate; a pardon

    Etymology: [OF. curer to take care, to heal, F., only, to cleanse, L. curare to take care, to heal, fr. cura. See Cure,.]

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Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Cure

    kūr, n. care of souls or spiritual charge: care of the sick: act of healing: that which heals: a remedy, or course of remedial treatment.—v.t. to heal: to preserve, as by drying, salting, &c.:—pr.p. cūr′ing; pa.p. cūred.—adj. Cur′able, that may be cured.—ns. Cur′ableness, Curabil′ity, quality of being curable; Cure′-all, a panacea.—adjs. Cur′ative, Cur′atory, tending to cure; Cure′less, that cannot be cured.—ns. Cur′er, one who cures: a physician; Cur′ing-house, a house or place in which anything is cured, esp. a building in which sugar is drained, as in the West Indies. [O. Fr. cure—-L. cura, care; not the same as Care.]

  2. Curé

    kū′rā, n. a parish priest in France.

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    Rank popularity for the word 'cure' in Nouns Frequency: #2856

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    Rank popularity for the word 'cure' in Verbs Frequency: #1037

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cure in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cure in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of cure in a Sentence

  1. The President:

    ' And I know that after so much war, many Americans are asking whether we are confronted by a cancer that has no immediate cure. The threat from terrorism is real, but we will overcome it.

  2. Carl Jung:

    Show me a sane man, and I will cure him for you.

  3. Mwanandeke Kindembo:

    Love is the primary cure of all the diseases. But no one knows the cure of love.

  4. H. W. Mann:

    Fear is the worst virus of all, and the cure is love

  5. Jack Holland:

    Gossip is always a personal confession of malice or imbecility; it is a low, frivolous, and too often a dirty business. There are neighborhoods where it rages like a pest; churches are split in pieces by it, and neighbor made enemies for life. Let the young avoid or cure it while they may.

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  • علاجArabic
  • лекарство, изцерявам, вулканиза́ция, консервирам, лечение, излекувамBulgarian
  • lék, uzdravit, léčit, vyléčit, léčbaCzech
  • iachâdWelsh
  • helbredeDanish
  • trocknen, heilen, Heilung, pökeln, kurieren, aushärten, räuchern, haltbar machenGerman
  • θεραπεία, θεραπεύωGreek
  • kuraciEsperanto
  • curar, cura, curaciónSpanish
  • درمانPersian
  • parantaa, hoitaa, lääke, parannus, hoito, kypsyttääFinnish
  • traitement, soigner, guérirFrench
  • leasaigh, leigheasIrish
  • saillScottish Gaelic
  • מַרְפֵּא, ריפאHebrew
  • इलाजHindi
  • gyógymódHungarian
  • cura, curareItalian
  • 治療, 癒す, 治すJapanese
  • წამალი, მკურნალობაGeorgian
  • 치료, 治療Korean
  • curo, sano, medeor, remediumLatin
  • ແກ້Lao
  • whakapaoa, wāmu, rongoāMāori
  • remedie, genezenDutch
  • kurereNorwegian
  • lekarstwoPolish
  • sanar, cura, curarPortuguese
  • hampiyQuechua
  • însănătoși, tămădui, tratament, vindecaRomanian
  • исцеля́ть, вы́лечить, лече́ние, вя́лить, консерви́ровать, провя́лить, законсерви́ровать, исцели́ть, излечи́ть, лечи́ть, вулканиза́цияRussian
  • kuroj, shërojAlbanian
  • kur, bota, kureraSwedish
  • నివారణTelugu
  • sağaltmak, tedavi, tedavi etmek, iyileştirmek, kürTurkish
  • ВилікуватиUkrainian
  • علاجUrdu
  • היילןYiddish
  • 治愈Chinese

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    • A. condemn
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