from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A healer.
  • n. A person who, or device which preserves food by curing.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who cures; a healer; a physician.
  • n. One who prepares beef, fish, etc., for preservation by drying, salting, smoking, etc.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A physician; one who heals. One who preserves provisions, as beef, fish, and the like, from putrefaction, by means of salt or in any other manner.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • No wonder it is known in Sanskrit as “the curer of all ailments.”

    Earl Mindell’s New Herb Bible

  • This latter personage was first summoned to the apartment of the Laird, where, after some short space, the soul-curer and the body-curer were invited to join him.

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian

  • If my suspicions are correct, that woman is no mere curer.

    Voice of the Gods

  • He is the wiser man, master doctor: he is a curer of souls, and you a curer of bodies; if you should fight, you go against the hair of your professions.

    The Merry Wives of Windsor

  • The bodily physician, perhaps, misunderstood the curer of souls; and before they came to an explanation, Mr. Blifil came to them with a most melancholy countenance, and acquainted them that he brought sad news, that his mother was dead at Salisbury; that she had been seized on the road home with the gout in her head and stomach, which had carried her off in a few hours.

    The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling

  • A few people here have basically told a convoluted version of the “but what if the fetus was a potential Beethoven or cancer curer or Abraham Lincoln, as indirectly implied in some of the above cases?” argument.

    The argument that changed me from pro-life to pro-choice

  • Les tuiles sont ensuite mises curer pendant 5 jours en milieu humide (100% d'humidit) et

    Chapter 12

  • Therefore, if salt from one source proves unsatisfactory another source should be sought or the curer should consider making his own salt.

    Chapter 5

  • In any case, a fish curer should always have a good sharpening stone available.

    Chapter 5

  • The fish curer working in the tropics may thus have to be prepared to preserve a range of species in differing size and fat content, some of which are delicate while others are more robust and less subject to damage.

    Chapter 4


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.