• WordNet 3.6
    • v manicure care for (one's hand) by cutting and shaping the nails, etc.
    • v manicure trim carefully and neatly "manicure fingernails"
    • n manicure professional care for the hands and fingernails
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Manicuring the nails has been done by people for more than 4,000 years
    • n manicure A person who makes a business of taking care of people's hands, especially their nails; -- an older term for a manicurist. "Men] who had taken good care of their hands by wearing gloves and availing themselves of the services of a manicure ."
    • n manicure 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.
    • Manicure To care for (the hands and nails); to care for the hands and nails of; to do manicure work.
    • Manicure to trim carefully and meticulously; as, to manicure a lawn.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n manicure The surgical care of the hands and nails.
    • n manicure One who makes a business of trimming and polishing the nails, removing blemishes from the hands, etc.
    • manicure To care for (the hands and nails).
    • manicure To perform the work of a manicure.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Manicure man′i-kūr the care of hands and nails: one who practises this
    • v.t Manicure to treat the hands and nails
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F., fr. L. manus, hand + curare, to cure


In literature:

There has been a great change in manicuring methods of late.
"The Woman Beautiful" by Helen Follett Stevans
I sat down in one of the chairs facing the desk after giving a brief shake to a thick-fingered, well-manicured, slightly oily hand.
"A Spaceship Named McGuire" by Gordon Randall Garrett
Don't you know I'm going to be a manicure in Bond Street?
"The Limit" by Ada Leverson
Her name is Clarice, and she is a manicure girl at the Astor.
"Traffic in Souls" by Eustace Hale Ball
In the hallway, the manicure lady bobbed her suspiciously yellow head and smiled provocatively.
"Fire Mountain" by Norman Springer
The farmer and the manicure artist have discovered the same law of compensation.
"Cupid's Middleman" by Edward B. Lent
Next, a manicure box which was among her possessions, but had lain about unused after it ceased to be a novelty, was brought into play.
"Leonore Stubbs" by L. B. Walford
She had stopped before her dressing-table and was toying with her manicure things.
"Fidelity" by Susan Glaspell
Her delicate hands were exquisitely manicured.
"The Head Girl at the Gables" by Angela Brazil
I might win a manicure set, or a shoe-horn, or a leather bag.
"Lady Cassandra" by Mrs George de Horne Vaizey

In poetry:

Said the manicure scissors one day,
"The shears always have their own way,
And I think it absurd
That I am deterred
From entering into life's fray.
"The Discontented Manicure Scissors" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
The Sissy sports a pink cravat
And often wears a high silk hat;
His voice is like a turtle dove's
And he always wears the "cutest" gloves.
At playing ping-pong he's inured,
And his finger-nails are manicured.
"The Sissy Boy" by Edwin Carty Ranck

In news:

John Tyler Highway, Williamsburg, is offering manicures, pedicures, waxing, facials and raffle prizes -- and food catered by Florimontes -- and giving 20 percent of its sales to the Williamsburg.
The students gave manicures, pedicures, facials and hair cuts to their special dad or grandfather.
A free evening of pampering for the spouses and girlfriends of deployed military personnel, including food, massages, manicures, gifts and more.
It has been 15 years since Seaside, a meticulously manicured town on Florida's Panhandle, staked its claim to fame as the setting for "The Truman Show.".
It has been 15 years since Seaside, a meticulously manicured town on Florida's Panhandle , staked its claim to fame as the setting for "The Truman Show.".
Bellacures' first nail salon opened in 2006 and quickly took the Los Angeles manicure scene by storm, providing Angelenos with a clean, professional atmosphere to indulge in a little nail beautification.
MAC Ruffian Exclusive Lipsticks and Manicure Sets.
Even if you aren't old enough to vote, you can still exercise your right to a cool, patriotic manicure.
Situated in an 1860 Federal-style residence, the inn offers ocean views, an eclectic library, and manicured gardens.
3 Surprising Tricks for Making Your Manicure Last.
Oz and Dr Michael Roizen discuss the importance of manicure and pedicure sterilization and what your nails say about your health.
Manicures and pedicures ) with all organic products.
Kobe gets manicure, pedicure during hoops lockout.
Los Angeles Lakers All-Star guard Kobe Bryant recently spent some time getting a pedicure and manicure at Happy Nails Salon in Newport Beach, Calif, reports.
Manicure Pedicure Nail Tips Eyebrow Waxing Eyebrow Threading Massage Eyelashes Jewelry.