Definition of manure
1 obsolete : cultivate
2 : to enrich (land) by the application of manure
Origin and Etymology of manure
Definition of manure
: material that fertilizes land; especially : refuse of stables and barnyards consisting of livestock excreta with or without litter
manurialplay \-ˈn(y)u̇r-ē-əl\ adjective
Examples of manure in a Sentence
a bag of cow manure
fertilizers made from animal manures
Recent Examples of manure from the Web
Officials cite improvements in wastewater treatment and reform of farming practices, such as avoiding applying manure on frozen or saturated fields.
NEWVILLE, Pa. -- A coroner says two teenage brothers who were changing a tire on a manure spreader were killed when the tire exploded on a Pennsylvania farm.
Vazquez-Carrera had mistakenly driven the truck into the manure pond.
In the town of Duzce, a truck dumped a pile of manure near the marchers’ campsite.
But the day Nelson stood near the edge of a marsh, his arms smeared with fresh horse manure to mask his scent, and killed that buck — that was something altogether different.
A truck full of manure was dumped outside a motel where marchers stayed for a night.
Lincolnton and the Gaston County town of Dallas have stopped withdrawing water from the South Fork River, after 200,000 gallons of manure spilled from a Catawba County dairy farm, the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality said Friday.
Farmers till soil, spread manure, store silage to feed their animals.
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First Known Use of manure
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Definition of manure for English Language Learners
: solid waste from farm animals that is used to make soil better for growing plants
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Definition of manure for Students
: material (as animal wastes) used to fertilize land
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