verb (used with object), ma·nured, ma·nur·ing.
- manuka honey,
- manutius, aldus,
Origin of manure
Examples from the Web for manure
Much of what they like to eat is stuff we throw out anyway: wood chips, manure and trash.Forget the Starbucks Backlash—We Should Be Eating More Bugs|Daniel Stone|April 24, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Also, Seoul will move to cut off its recent shipments of rice and manure to the North.
Dig in a good body of manure, and provide a mellow seed-bed.
A top-dressing of manure is good, affording excellent physical condition of the surface for starting the plants.Crops and Methods for Soil Improvement|Alva Agee
The assertion in the "Cry from Ireland," that the peasant gives his manure, and pays 18s.
Manure may be given—preferably in a liquid state—when heavy crops of fruit are being borne.Gardening for the Million|Alfred Pink
Be content to lay the manure on, and the rains will wash the stimulant down to the roots in due time.
Word Origin for manure
c.1400, "to cultivate land," also "to hold property," from Anglo-French meynoverer, Old French manouvrer "to work with the hands, cultivate; carry out; make, produce," from Medieval Latin manuoperare (see maneuver (n.)). Sense of "work the earth" led to "put dung on the soil" (1590s) and to the current noun meaning "dung spread as fertilizer," which is first attested 1540s. Until late 18c., however, the verb still was used in a figurative sense of "to cultivate the mind, train the mental powers."
It is ... his own painfull study ... that manures and improves his ministeriall gifts. [Milton, 1641]
Related: Manured; manuring.
"dung or compost used as fertilizer," 1540s, see manure (v.).