To cultivate by manual labor; to till; hence, to develop by culture.
* John Donne
- to whom we gave the strand for to manure
To apply manure (as fertilizer or soil improver).
- Manure thyself then; to thyself be improved; / And with vain, outward things be no more moved.
- The farmer manured his fallow field.
- The blood of English shall manure the ground.
* 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.
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.
From (etyl) manred, manrede, from (etyl) .
* (l), (l)
* (l), (l), (l) (Scotland)
Vassals collectively; the supply of men a lord can call upon in time of warfare.
, author=Eric William Ives
, title=Lady Jane Grey: A Tudor Mystery
, chapter=The March on Framlingham
, publisher=John Wiley and Sons
, passage=There he was joined by his sons and addition troops, almost certainly more of the Dudley manred from the Midlands.
The position of leader among fighting men; the conduct (of an army).
The solemn undertaking to be one's faithful supporter, and the obligation so constituted.
(mythology) primal substance of the Universe
, editor=G. De Purucker
, author=Kennth Morris
, title=Theosophical Path Magazine, January to June 1930
, publisher=Kessinger Publishing
, passage=They were made of the manred''''', that is, of the elements in the extremities of their particles and smallest atom … God was in each of the particles of the '''''manred , ...
, author=Lewis Spence
, title=An Introduction to Mythology
, chapter=The Celtic Idea of the Origin of Man
, publisher=Cosimo, Inc
, passage=God pronounce his ineffable name, and Manred', the primal substance of the Universe, was formed. ' Manred was composed of thousands of teeming atoms in each of which God was present, and each was part of God.