What is the difference between improver and manure?

improver | manure |


As nouns the difference between improver and manure

is that improver is something that, or someone who, improves while manure is animal excrement, especially that of common domestic farm animals and when used as fertilizer generally speaking, from cows, horses, sheep, pigs and chickens.

As a verb manure is

to cultivate by manual labor; to till; hence, to develop by culture.

improver

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • Something that, or someone who, improves
  • A substance added to cause improvement (especially to a foodstuff)
  • manure

    English

    Verb

    (manur)
  • To cultivate by manual labor; to till; hence, to develop by culture.
  • * Surrey
  • to whom we gave the strand for to manure
  • * John Donne
  • Manure thyself then; to thyself be improved; / And with vain, outward things be no more moved.
  • To apply manure (as fertilizer or soil improver).
  • The farmer manured his fallow field.
  • * Shakespeare
  • The blood of English shall manure the ground.

    Derived terms

    * manurable

    See also

    * to fertilize

    Noun

  • Animal excrement, especially that of common domestic farm animals and when used as fertilizer. Generally speaking, from cows, horses, sheep, pigs and chickens.
  • * '>citation
  • Any fertilizing substance, whether of animal origin or not.
  • * Sir Humphry Davy
  • Malt dust consists chiefly of the infant radicle separated from the grain. I have never made any experiment upon this manure ; but there is great reason to suppose it must contain saccharine matter; and this will account for its powerful effects.

    Derived terms

    * humanure

    See also

    * fertilizer * muck