professional care for the hands and fingernails
trim carefully and neatly
care for (one's hand) by cutting and shaping the nails, etc.
Manicure(v. t. & i.)
to trim carefully and meticulously; as, to manicure a lawn.
a cosmetic treatment for the fingernails
to trim the fingernails
a person who makes a business of taking care of people's hands, especially their nails
Origin: [F., fr. L. manus hand + curare to cure.]
A manicure is a cosmetic beauty treatment for the fingernails and hands performed at home or in a nail salon. A manicure consists of filing, shaping of the free edge, treatments, massage of the hand and the application of polish. There are also manicure services that are specialties for the hands and feet. For the hands, the soaking of a softening substance and the application of a lotion is a common specialty. When applied to the toenails and feet, this treatment is referred to as a pedicure. The word "manicure" derives from Latin: manus for "hands," cura for "care." Other nail treatments may include the application of artificial nail tips, acrylics, or artificial nail gels. Some manicures can include the painting of pictures or designs on the nails or applying small decals or imitation jewels. In many areas, manicurists are licensed and follow regulation. Since skin is manipulated and is sometimes trimmed, there is a certain risk of spreading infection when tools are used across many people and therefore, sanitation is a serious issue.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
man′i-kūr, n. the care of hands and nails: one who practises this.—v.t. to treat the hands and nails. [L. manus, hand, cura, care.]
The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz
The only woman who can beat a carpenter at soaking nails.
The numerical value of manicure in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of manicure in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
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