from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A cosmetic treatment of the fingernails, including shaping and polishing.
- transitive v. To trim, clean, and polish (the fingernails).
- transitive v. To clip or trim evenly and closely: manicure a hedge.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. a cosmetic treatment for the fingernails
- v. to trim the fingernails
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- v. To care for (the hands and nails); to care for the hands and nails of; to do manicure work.
- v. to trim carefully and meticulously.
- n. The care of the hands and nails, especially a thorough cosmetic treatment of the hands, especially the trimming and polishing of the fingernails, and removing of cuticles, performed by a manicurist.
- n. A person who makes a business of taking care of people's hands, especially their nails; -- an older term for a manicurist.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The surgical care of the hands and nails.
- n. One who makes a business of trimming and polishing the nails, removing blemishes from the hands, etc.
- To care for (the hands and nails).
- To perform the work of a manicure.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. trim carefully and neatly
- n. professional care for the hands and fingernails
- v. care for (one's hand) by cutting and shaping the nails, etc.
French : Latin manus, hand; see man-2 in Indo-European roots + Latin cūra, care; see cure.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)