Manure vs Manor - What's the difference?

manure | manor |

As nouns the difference between manure and manor

is that 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 while manor is a landed estate.

As a verb manure

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




  • 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


  • 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



    Alternative forms

    * manour (obsolete)


    (en noun)
  • A landed estate.
  • * '>citation
  • The main house of such an estate or a similar residence; a mansion.
  • A district over which a feudal lord could exercise certain rights and privileges in medieval western Europe.
  • The lord's residence and seat of control in such a district.
  • (rft-sense) (UK, slang) Any home area or territory in which authority is exercised, often in a police or criminal context.
  • * 2006 , Eugene McLaughlin, The New Policing , page 23
  • Dixon, who was finally promoted to sergeant in 1964, policed his 'Dock Green' manor until May 1976 and 'Evening, all' had become a national catchphrase.
  • (London, slang) One's neighbourhood.
  • * 2005 , July 5, Mark Oliver, " Beckham kicks off last minute Olympics campaigning", The Guardian
  • Beckham was asked what it would mean for the Olympics to be held in his old neighbourhood.
    "You mean my manor ?" Beckham replied, in fluent East End argot. "I'm obviously from the East End, so it would be incredible for me if it was held there. It could go down as one of the best games in history."
  • * 2012', July 30, Shekhar Bhatia, " My East End '''manor is now as smart as Notting Hill", ''The Evening Standard
  • * 2012 , August 19, Robert Chalmers, " Golden balls: West Ham United's co-owner reveals his cunning plan for the Olympic stadium", The Independent
  • And, Gold adds, he can understand that West Ham's famously dedicated supporters, Londoners though they themselves mainly are, may mistrust businessmen "coming into the club and talking about loyalty. But this is my manor . I worked on Stratford Market, where the Olympic Stadium sits now. I remember the bomb falling on West Ham football ground and thinking: my God, they're coming after me. West Ham is my passion."

    See also

    * feudalism * fief



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