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
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.
About 85% of the phosphorus entering Lake Erie from the Maumee River comes from farm fertilizers and manure, research has shown.
HUTUP, India (AP) — The aging bus meanders through the narrow streets of a tiny village in the eastern Indian state of Jharkhand, the smell of manure wafting through the air.
Christenson, 78, raises red wigglers — tiny red worms that consume organic waste — for their manure, or castings.
Lawsuits and manure disturbers delayed the construction of Petco Park, Viejas Arena, the Convention Center expansion.
Scott Beyer and his farmhands spend mornings scraping manure off the milking-parlor floor.
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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
MANURE Defined for Kids
Definition of manure for Students
: material (as animal wastes) used to fertilize land
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