manure Meaning, Definition & Usage
noun any animal or plant material used to fertilize land especially animal excreta usually with litter material
verb spread manure, as for fertilization
Ma*nure" transitive verb
EtymologyContr, from OF.
To cultivate by manual labor; to till; hence, to develop by culture.Obs.
To whom we gave the strand for to manure. Surrey.
Manure thyself then; to thyself be improved; And with vain, outward things be no more moved. Donne.
To apply manure to; to enrich, as land, by the application of a fertilizing substance.
The blood of English shall manure the ground. Shak.
Any matter which makes land productive; a fertilizing substance, as the contents of stables and barnyards, dung, decaying animal or vegetable substances, etc.Dryden.