- a cosmetic treatment of the hands and fingernails, including trimming and polishing of the nails and removing cuticles.
- a manicurist.
- to take care of (the hands and fingernails); apply manicure treatment to.
- to trim or cut meticulously: to manicure a lawn.
- to give a manicure.
Origin of manicure
Examples from the Web for manicured
“I just got my nails done,” gushes Michael C. Hall, extending his manicured, silver digits towards me.Michael C. Hall on Going Drag for ‘Hedwig and the Angry Inch’ and Exorcising ‘Dexter’
December 4, 2014
He calls it “that same green diamond of manicured grass that a member of the Yankees grounds crew once helped maintain.”My Own Horace Mann Story and The New York Times Abuse Report
June 7, 2012
The hidden courtyard-gardens are lush affairs with manicured boxwood, stone fountains.Prada and Gucci Show Off Strong, Smart Sensuality at Milan Fall 2012 Fashion Shows
February 24, 2012
What if the pitchfork crowd has charged the manicured greens and taken over the clubhouse?Two Texans Take on Debate
September 13, 2011
But the marriage was loveless and lonely and McRay found herself meandering the manicured grounds, plotting her escape.Hollywood's Kept Women
October 10, 2010
Madison punched the button for me with a palsied, manicured thumb.Measure for a Loner
James Judson Harmon
If I owned this shrubbery we're borin' through, I'd have it manicured.Boy Scouts in the Philippines
G. Harvey Ralphson
The manicured, plebeian hands were Cuckoo's, and none but Cuckoo's.Moth and Rust
His hands were soft and manicured, he entered a room with grace and left it with distinction.The Eternal Boy
His dress bespoke the skill of a good tailor and his fingers were manicured.When 'Bear Cat' Went Dry
Charles Neville Buck
- care of the hands and fingernails, involving shaping the nails, removing cuticles, etc
- another word for manicurist
- to care for (the hands and fingernails) in this way
- (tr) to trim neatly
Word Origin and History for manicured
1889, from manicure (n.). Related: Manicured; manicuring.