Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Operation; use; practice.
  • To work; practise; inure; exercise.
  • noun The urus.
  • noun Fortune; destiny.
  • A Middle English form of our.
  • noun Soil: as, an ill ure (a bad soil).
  • noun A Middle English form of hour.
  • noun See ewer.
  • noun A termination of Latin origin, appearing in the formation of many nouns, as in aperture, armature, juncture, scripture, texture, fissure, pressure, etc. It is sometimes used as an English formative, as in wafture.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun obsolete Use; practice; exercise.
  • transitive verb obsolete To use; to exercise; to inure; to accustom by practice.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun obsolete use, practise, exercise.
  • verb obsolete To use; to exercise; to inure; to accustom by practice.

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Anglo-Norman *eure, Old French euvre ( > modern œuvre), from Latin opera ("work, labor").

Examples

  • I. iii.12 (21,5) [(A man of stricture and firm abstinence)] [W: strict ure] _Stricture_ may easily be used for _strictness_; _ure_ is indeed an old word, but, I think, always applied to things, never to persons.

    Notes to Shakespeare — Volume 01: Comedies

  • Maybe get a guard dog as well to keep out the money grubbing terrorists!. .there are just too many perfectly good homes going to waste because the current cult - ure is so greedy, immature, and inefficient.

    PREFAB FRIDAY: Home Factory in London | Inhabitat

  • [104] In the McDonaldcopy this was just written departure, then "ure" crossed out with a pen, and the word made department.

    Colonial Records of Virginia

  • The rival company acting Torture got away with it successfully, especially, complains our Yorkshire priest "as 'ure' was pronounced 'yaw' in the best southern manner."

    Gilbert Keith Chesterton

  • Every time I've seen some sort of backup / recovery plan fail, it's usually a valid fail - ure, meaning that the plan worked as intended.

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  • Every time I've seen some sort of backup / recovery plan fail, it's usually a valid fail - ure, meaning that the plan worked as intended.

    Recently Uploaded Slideshows

  • Every time I've seen some sort of backup / recovery plan fail, it's usually a valid fail - ure, meaning that the plan worked as intended.

    Recently Uploaded Slideshows

  • Thus na'ure's hand the genial bed prepares With friendly difcord, and with fruitful wars.

    The works of the British poets : with prefaces, biographical and critical

  • Yes | No | Report from fisher111 wrote 31 weeks 5 days ago fairst put some water in a air tight box and put salt seasalt works best and put water in the container then let the salt desolve the more salt the better and put ure bait in a zipper bag and pop it in close the lid and keep in a cool place a freezer works best. bon chance1

    Does anyone have suggestions on how to keep pickled bait from falling apart?

  • Yes | No | Report from fisher111 wrote 31 weeks 5 days ago fairst put some water in a air tight box and put salt seasalt works best and put water in the container then let the salt desolve the more salt the better and put ure bait in a zipper bag and pop it in close the lid and keep in a cool place a freezer works best. bon chance1

    Does anyone have suggestions on how to keep pickled bait from falling apart?

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