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Definitions for manure
məˈnʊər, -ˈnyʊərma·nure

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. manureverb

    any animal or plant material used to fertilize land especially animal excreta usually with litter material

  2. manure, muckverb

    spread manure, as for fertilization

Wiktionary

  1. manurenoun

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

  2. manureverb

    To cultivate by manual labor; to till; hence, to develop by culture.

  3. manureverb

    To apply manure (as fertilizer or soil improver).

    The farmer manured up his fallow field.

  4. Etymology: From manuren, from manovrer (whence also English maneuver), from *, from manus + operari.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Manurenoun

    Soil to be laid on lands; dung or compost to fatten land.

    Etymology: from the verb.

    When the Nile from Pharian fields is fled,
    The fat manure with heav’nly fire is warm’d. Dryden.

    Mud makes an extraordinary manure for land that is sandy. John Mortimer, Husbandry.

  2. To MANUREverb

    Etymology: manouvrer, French.

    They mock our scant manuring, and require
    More hands than ours to lop their wanton growth. John Milton.

    Fragments of shells, reduced by the agitation of the sea to powder, are used for the manuring of land. John Woodward.

    Revenge her slaughter’d citizens,
    Or share their fate: the corps of half her senate
    Manure the fields of Thessaly, while we
    Sit here, deliberating in cold debates. Joseph Addison, Cato.

Wikipedia

  1. Manure

    Manure is organic matter that is used as organic fertilizer in agriculture. Most manure consists of animal feces; other sources include compost and green manure. Manures contribute to the fertility of soil by adding organic matter and nutrients, such as nitrogen, that are utilised by bacteria, fungi and other organisms in the soil. Higher organisms then feed on the fungi and bacteria in a chain of life that comprises the soil food web.

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  1. manure

    Manure is organic matter, typically waste products from animals, that is used as a natural fertilizer in agriculture to enhance the fertility of the soil by adding essential nutrients required for plant growth. It can also refer to composted organic material used for similar purposes.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Manureverb

    to cultivate by manual labor; to till; hence, to develop by culture

  2. Manureverb

    to apply manure to; to enrich, as land, by the application of a fertilizing substance

  3. Manurenoun

    any matter which makes land productive; a fertilizing substance, as the contents of stables and barnyards, dung, decaying animal or vegetable substances, etc

  4. Etymology: [Contr, from OF. manuvrer, manovrer, to work with the hand, to cultivate by manual labor, F. manuvrer. See Manual, Ure, Opera, and cf. Inure.]

Wikidata

  1. Manure

    Manure is organic matter used as organic fertilizer in agriculture. Manures contribute to the fertility of the soil by adding organic matter and nutrients, such as nitrogen, that are trapped by bacteria in the soil. Higher organisms then feed on the fungi and bacteria in a chain of life that comprises the soil food web.It is also a product obtained after decomposition of organic matter like cow-dung which replenishes the soil with essential elements and add humus to the soil. In the past, the term “manure” included inorganic fertilizers, but this usage is now very rare.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Manure

    man-ūr′, v.t. to enrich land with any fertilising substance.—n. any substance applied to land to make it more fruitful.—ns. Manur′ance (Spens.), cultivation; Manur′er.—adj. Manū′rial.—n. Manur′ing, a dressing or spreading of manure on land. [Contr. of Fr. manœuvrer. See Manœuvre.]

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Manure

    Accumulations of solid or liquid animal excreta usually from stables and barnyards with or without litter material. Its chief application is as a fertilizer. (From Webster's 3d ed)

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of manure in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of manure in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of manure in a Sentence

  1. Cyril Connolly:

    The civilization of one epoch becomes the manure of the next.

  2. Jenn Tompkins:

    It changes the mindset of people when they know where food comes from, pretty soon they'll have tomato plants and be turning the chicken manure into compost.

  3. Charlotte Bronte:

    No mockery in the world ever sounds to me as hollow as that of being told to cultivate happiness Happiness is not a potato, to be planted in mould, and tilled with manure.

  4. Jason Hill:

    ( It happens) mostly through ammonia, which is released when farmers use nitrogen fertilizer -- which they use a lot of -- or is released from animal manure.

  5. Matt Rosendale:

    Jon Tester took a highly respected man by Presidents President Donald Trump, Obama and Bush and personally led the Democrat attack to destroy Ronny Jackson and fight President President Donald Trump, jon Tester keeps promising Montanans Jon Tester'll work with the President, but instead Jon Tester's giving us a load of manure. I'm fed up with these political games from Tester and Jon Tester blind allegiance to Jon Tester party bosses and not the people of Montana.

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