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manicure

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noun man·i·cure \ˈma-nə-ˌkyu̇r\

Definition of manicure

  1. 1 :  manicurist

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

Examples of manicure in a Sentence

  1. She gets a manicure every week or so.

Recent Examples of manicure from the Web

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Origin and Etymology of manicure

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


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manicure

verb man·i·cure

Definition of manicure

manicured

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manicuring

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to do manicure work on; especially :  to trim and polish the fingernails of

  3. 2a :  to trim closely and evenly manicured lawnsb :  groom 2 manicured flower beds

Examples of manicure in a Sentence

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

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First Known Use of manicure

circa 1890


MANICURE Defined for English Language Learners

manicure

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Definition of manicure for English Language Learners

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

manicure

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Definition of manicure for English Language Learners

  • : 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 Defined for Kids

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manicure

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noun man·i·cure \ˈma-nə-ˌkyu̇r\

Definition of manicure for Students

  1. :  a treatment for the care of the hands and fingernails


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manicure

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verb man·i·cure

Definition of manicure for Students

manicured

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manicuring

  1. :  to give a beauty treatment to the hands and fingernails



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