- 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 manicure
Now, next time you find yourself stuck at a layover in dire need of a manicure, Essie will be there to help.American Apparel Appoints First Female Board Member; Britney Spears Is Designing Lingerie
The Fashion Beast Team
July 24, 2014
Not enough time for a manicure, probably just enough time for a stiff drink.The Gadget Chef: Reconstructed Chicken Soup
November 2, 2012
And she even matched her manicure to her outfit, flashing nails that were a shade of teal.Michelle Obama at DNC: Tracy Reese Dress With J. Crew Heels (PHOTOS)
September 5, 2012
“He did not want to come back this season, and I did,” she said, admiring her manicure.Real Housewives, Real Problems
November 5, 2009
The girls say that I can shampoo and manicure as well as a professional.'Smiles'
Eliot H. Robinson
But the manicure lady was of a temperament needing no prompting.From Place to Place
Irvin S. Cobb
I wondered what kind of tool-grinder they used for a manicure.Highways in Hiding
George Oliver Smith
My friend in the manicure came and told me about hers when I was lying in the hospital.Windows (Fifth Series Plays)
She had stopped before her dressing-table and was toying with her manicure things.Fidelity
- 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 manicure
1889, from manicure (n.). Related: Manicured; manicuring.