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manicure

noun man·i·cure \ ˈma-nə-ˌkyu̇r \
Updated on: 20 Nov 2017

Definition of manicure

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

Definition of manicure

manicured; manicuring
transitive verb
1 :to do manicure work on; especially :to trim and polish the fingernails of
2 a :to trim closely and evenly
  • manicured lawns
b :groom 2
  • manicured flower beds

Examples of manicure in a Sentence

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

Recent Examples of manicure from the Web

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First Known Use of manicure

circa 1890


MANICURE Defined for English Language Learners

manicure

noun

Definition of manicure for English Language Learners

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


manicure

verb

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

noun man·i·cure \ ˈma-nə-ˌkyu̇r \

Definition of manicure for Students

:a treatment for the care of the hands and fingernails

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manicure

verb

Definition of manicure for Students

manicured; manicuring
:to give a beauty treatment to the hands and fingernails


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