from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun The dung of livestock or poultry.
- noun Such dung, or other organic or chemical material, used to fertilize soil.
- transitive verb To fertilize (soil) by applying material such as animal dung.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The advent of commercial fertilizers has made it necessary to distinguish farm or natural manures and artificial manures. Recent usage tends to restrict the term manure to the former. In scientific agriculture, only those applications are properly manures which directly supply plant-food, and those which serve mainly to improve the soil physically (as gypsum, lime, marl) are distinguished as soil amendments or improvers. This distinction affects also, to some extent, the term fertilizer. See
- noun Unfermented dung. Also called
freshor long manure.
- 1. To manage; regulate by care or attention.—2. To cultivate by manual labor; till; develop by culture.
- To apply manure to; treat with a fertilizer or fertilizing materials or elements: as, to
manurea field or a crop.
- To serve as manure for.
- noun Any substance added to the soil with the view of rendering it more fertile; specifically, and as used in leases and other contracts relating to real property, the excrementitious product of live stock, with refuse litter, accumulated, and used for enriching the land.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- transitive verb obsolete To cultivate by manual labor; to till; hence, to develop by culture.
- transitive verb To apply manure to; to enrich, as land, by the application of a fertilizing substance.
- noun Any matter which makes land productive; a fertilizing substance.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- verb To
cultivateby manual labor; to till; hence, to develop by culture.
- verb To apply manure (as
fertilizeror soil improver).
- noun Animal
excrement, especially that of common domestic farm animals and when used as fertilizer. Generally speaking, from cows, horses, sheep, pigsand chickens.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- verb spread manure, as for fertilization
- noun any animal or plant material used to fertilize land especially animal excreta usually with litter material
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
“It will be seen from the above figures that _rotted manure contains more soluble phosphate of lime than fresh manure_.
Poultry manure is often mixed into cattle and hog rations.
But of course it takes time to clean up 8 years of manure from a rogue elephant ....
Liquid manure from the cow barn flowed down to a cement collection tank and drained through this pipe into tank wagons and was sprayed on the fields.
He has demonstrated, quite eloquently, his expertise in manure handling.
I appreciate comment #9 acknowledging money is OK (even if it came from a hand that wiped ass and played in manure).
Teas made of nettle and other plants are sprayed on the vines, and manure is used in lieu of fertilizers.
But arsenic can get into the environment because most animal manure is eventually spread onto crop land.
I produce around 200 tons of compost a year with our grape pummace and yeast lees (leftovers from pressing grapes and fermentation) by mixing it 50/50 with certified organic cow manure from a local dairy.
I trust you will give him at least another six months because eight years of manure is a lot to heave away overnight.