Definition of manure noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//məˈnjʊə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//məˈnʊr//
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[uncountable] the waste matter from animals that is spread over or mixed with the soil to help plants and crops grow synonym dung Dig plenty of well-rotted manure into the soil. Work in plenty of well-rotted manure. the best time to spread manure on the fields See related entries: Gardening Word Originlate Middle English (as a verb in the sense ‘cultivate (land)’): from Anglo-Norman French mainoverer, Old French manouvrer , from medieval Latin manuoperare from Latin manus ‘hand’ + operari ‘to work’. The noun sense dates from the mid 16th cent.
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