ma·nure /məˈnʊr, ˈnjʊr/
Ma·nure v. t. [imp. & p. p. Manured p. pr. & vb. n. Manuring.]
1. To cultivate by manual labor; to till; hence, to develop by culture. [Obs.]
To whom we gave the strand for to manure. --Surrey.
Manure thyself then; to thyself be improved;
And with vain, outward things be no more moved. --Donne.
2. To apply manure to; to enrich, as land, by the application of a fertilizing substance.
The blood of English shall manure the ground. --Shak.
ma·nure n. Any matter which makes land productive; a fertilizing substance. Especially,, dung, the contents of stables and barnyards, decaying animal or vegetable substances, etc.
n : any animal or plant material used to fertilize land
especially animal excreta usually with litter material
v : spread manure, as for fertilization [syn: muck]