curé

[ kyoo-rey, kyoo r-ey; French ky-rey ]
/ kyʊˈreɪ, ˈkyʊər eɪ; French küˈreɪ /

noun, plural cu·rés [kyoo-reyz, kyoo r-eyz; French ky-rey] /kyʊˈreɪz, ˈkyʊər eɪz; French küˈreɪ/.

(in France) a parish priest.

Origin of curé

1645–55; < French, Old French; modeled on Medieval Latin cūrātus parish priest; see curate
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British Dictionary definitions for curé (1 of 2)

curé

/ (ˈkjʊəreɪ) /

noun

a parish priest in France

Word Origin for curé

French, from Medieval Latin cūrātus; see curate 1

British Dictionary definitions for curé (2 of 2)

cure

/ (kjʊə) /

verb

noun

Derived Forms

cureless, adjectivecurer, noun

Word Origin for cure

(n) C13: from Old French, from Latin cūra care; in ecclesiastical sense, from Medieval Latin cūra spiritual charge; (vb) C14: from Old French curer, from Latin cūrāre to attend to, heal, from cūra care
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Medicine definitions for curé

cure

[ kyur ]

n.

Restoration of health; recovery from disease.
A method or course of treatment used to restore health.
An agent that restores health; a remedy.

v.

To restore a person to health.
To effect a recovery from a disease or disorder.
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Idioms and Phrases with curé

cure


see kill or cure; ounce of prevention (is worth a pound of cure); sure cure.

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