What does manicure mean?

Definitions for manicure
ˈmæn ɪˌkyʊərman·i·cure

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. manicure(verb)

    professional care for the hands and fingernails

  2. manicure(verb)

    trim carefully and neatly

    "manicure fingernails"

  3. manicure(verb)

    care for (one's hand) by cutting and shaping the nails, etc.


  1. Manicure(v. t. & i.)

    to trim carefully and meticulously; as, to manicure a lawn.


  1. manicure(Noun)

    a cosmetic treatment for the fingernails

  2. manicure(Verb)

    to trim the fingernails

Webster Dictionary

  1. Manicure(noun)

    a person who makes a business of taking care of people's hands, especially their nails

  2. Origin: [F., fr. L. manus hand + curare to cure.]


  1. Manicure

    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

  1. Manicure

    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.

Etymology and Origins

  1. Manicure

    The American mode of “Manicurist,” which, from the Latin manus, hand, literally means one who undertakes the care of the finger-nails.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of manicure in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of manicure in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of manicure in a Sentence

  1. Jay Ree:

    Women get facials, they get their manicure, they get their hair done and their whole body scrubbed.

  2. Brunhilde Pomsel:

    He had well-groomed hands – he probably had a manicure every day, there was really nothing to criticize about him.

Images & Illustrations of manicure

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