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Definition of "manicure" []

  • A cosmetic treatment of the fingernails, including shaping and polishing. (noun)
  • To trim, clean, and polish (the fingernails). (verb-transitive)
  • To clip or trim evenly and closely: manicure a hedge. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "manicure" in a sentence
  • "But her manicure is perfect and she's chosen exactly the right shade of pink nail polish to show off the color of her skin."
  • "He was generous with Hansen, picking up the tab when she took a friend to Spago, giving her courtside Lakers seats, and paying for her to have a manicure from the beautician his wife frequented."
  • "Celebrity Beat: Lindsay Lohan takes to Twitter to comment on "cruel and unusual punishment"; also insists F-word manicure was only a joke; a spokesman for the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Office says Lohan will serve jail time in a private cell ..."