manicure

noun
man·i·cure | \ˈma-nə-ˌkyu̇r \

Definition of manicure 

(Entry 1 of 2)

2 : a treatment for the care of the hands and fingernails

manicure

verb
manicured; manicuring

Definition of manicure (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

1 : to do manicure work on especially : to trim and polish the fingernails of

2a : to trim closely and evenly manicured lawns

b : groom sense 2 manicured flower beds

Examples of manicure in a Sentence

Noun

She gets a manicure every week or so.

Verb

She spends her weekends working in her garden and manicuring her lawn.

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

The girls are treated to manicures at home and a gab session with Tyra, who encourages Christina to be real. Joey Guerra, Houston Chronicle, "'America's Next Top Model' recap: eating muffins and washed faces," 21 Feb. 2018 In October, Nordstrom opened an experimental store called Nordstrom Local in West Los Angeles where customers can meet with a personal stylist, have clothing tailored, get a manicure and sip an espresso. Ronald D. White, latimes.com, "Nike knows what Angelenos like to buy. Its new data-driven store will stock those products," 12 July 2018 Gleam Club Moms are constantly cleaning tiny hands covered in grime and glue, so thank her for her efforts with a thoughtful manicure moment. Lauren Ingram, WSJ, "A Mother’s Day Gift Guide That Goes Way Beyond the Macaroni Necklace," 3 May 2018 Only 5% of men get manicures or pedicures on a regular basis, Choi said. Tracey Lien, latimes.com, "John Choi's journey from tax auditing to running 'man cave' grooming salons," 15 June 2018 Hit up happy hour today—our pick is this pop-up featuring express manicures, massages and blowouts, a $20 bottomless rosé package and $6 glasses of rosé. Michelle Lopez, RedEye Chicago, "How to celebrate Treat Yo Self Day in Chicago," 13 Oct. 2017 In the video, Brown claimed a manicurist at Happy Nails salon in Laguna Niguel refused to perform a manicure. Madeline Farber, Fox News, "California woman denied manicure over lupus scars, she says: 'I've never felt more like a leper'," 12 July 2018 According to InStyle, Rihanna has been known to request a tube of $12 Weleda Skin Food moisturizer before her manicures. Zoë Weiner, Teen Vogue, "Rihanna Uses $12 Weleda Moisturizer," 9 July 2018 Prior to the program, screenings and spa services will be offered beginning at 4 p.m., including chair massages, mini express manicures/hand massages, bone density screenings, personal trainer consultations and bra fittings. Staff Report, Post-Tribune, "Community news," 3 July 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

The people who wash, tidy up and manicure the ballpark can do only so much, however. Tom Krasovic, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Spiffy, subsidized ballpark is outperforming another bad Padres club," 30 Apr. 2018 Idyllic weather helped the project along, as community groups, families, and individual residents picked up trash, manicured the shrubbery in Veterans Memorial Park in Jewett City, and hauled waste to the town transfer station. Janice Steinhagen, Courant Community, "Crews Clean Up Streets, Parks For Earth Day," 2 May 2018 This was arguably the state's nicest field for two decades in the '80s and '90s with legendary coach Jerry Dawson painstakingly manicuring the field on his riding mower. Richard Obert, azcentral, "Obert's top Arizona high school baseball fields," 26 Mar. 2018 We were required to have nails manicured with light or clear polish. Anonymous, Cosmopolitan, "What It's Really Like to Be an NFL Cheerleader," 20 Nov. 2015 Your lawn gets manicured more often than your nails. Danielle Norcross, Town & Country, "19 Ways You Know You Live In Palm Beach, Florida," 2 Apr. 2015 This leafy, rural, if manicured, area has always been wealthy, and in recent years the wealthy, as is their wont, have grown wealthier. Alex Witchel, Vanities, "La Crémaillère Is Home to the Finest French Country Cooking on the East Coast," 17 Aug. 2017 This leafy, rural, if manicured, area has always been wealthy, and in recent years the wealthy, as is their wont, have grown wealthier. Alex Witchel, vanityfair.com, "La Crémaillère Is Home to the Finest French Country Cooking on the East Coast," 10 Aug. 2017 The longtime Snohomish baseball coach — who for 25 years could be seen mowing, trimming and manicuring the field at Snohomish High School — is calling it a career. David Krueger, The Seattle Times, "Longtime Snohomish baseball coach Kim Hammons announces retirement," 7 July 2017

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First Known Use of manicure

Noun

1877, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

circa 1890, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for manicure

Noun

French, from Latin manus hand + French -icure (as in pédicure pedicure) — more at manual

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manicure

noun

English Language Learners Definition of manicure

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a treatment to improve the appearance and health of the hands and fingernails

manicure

verb

English Language Learners Definition of manicure (Entry 2 of 2)

: to give a beauty treatment to (someone's hands and fingernails) : to give a manicure to (someone's hands and fingernails)

: to make (something, such as a lawn or a garden) look neat, smooth, and attractive

manicure

noun
man·i·cure | \ˈma-nə-ˌkyu̇r \

Kids Definition of manicure

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a treatment for the care of the hands and fingernails

manicure

verb
manicured; manicuring

Kids Definition of manicure (Entry 2 of 2)

: to give a beauty treatment to the hands and fingernails

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