a cosmetic treatment of the hands and fingernails, including trimming and polishing of the nails and removing cuticles.
verb (used with object), manicured, manicuring.
to take care of (the hands and fingernails); apply manicure treatment to.
to trim or cut meticulously: to manicure a lawn.
verb (used without object), manicured, manicuring.
to give a manicure.

1875–80; < French < Latin mani- (combining form of manus hand) + cūra care

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manicure (ˈmænɪˌkjʊə)
1.  care of the hands and fingernails, involving shaping the nails, removing cuticles, etc
2.  another word for manicurist
3.  to care for (the hands and fingernails) in this way
4.  (tr) to trim neatly
[C19: from French, from Latin manus hand + cūra care]

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Word Origin & History

1880, "one who professionally treats hands and fingernails," from Fr. manicure, lit. "the care of the hands," from L. manus "hand" (see manual) + cura "care." Meaning "treatment and care of the hands and fingernails" is attested from 1887. The verb is from 1889. Related: Manicured.
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Example sentences
Sure, it's better known for manicured fairways and sybaritic spas.
Acres of concrete walkways winding through some nutty genius's carefully
  manicured personal fantasy.
Fountains and sculptures adorn the grounds, while manicured lawns and
  tree-filled parks offer breathing room.
Ensconced in manicured barracks with pitched roofs, its leaders have struggled
  to turn slogans into actions.
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