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Valid words made from Cure

You can make 15 words from 'cure' in our Scrabble US and Canada dictionary.

4 letters words from 'cure'

CRUE 6CURE 6
ECRU 6 

3 letters words from 'cure'

CRU 5CUE 5
CUR 5ECU 5
REC 5RUC 5
RUE 3URE 3

2 letters words from 'cure'

ER 2RE 2
UR 2 

All 4 letters words made out of cure

cure ucre crue rcue urce ruce cuer ucer ceur ecur uecr eucr creu rceu ceru ecru recu ercu urec ruec uerc eurc reuc eruc

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Definitions and meaning of cure

cure

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /kjʊə(ɹ)/, /kjɔː(ɹ)/, /kjɜː(ɹ)/
  • (General American) enPR: kyo͝or, kyûr, IPA(key): /kjʊɹ/, /kjɝ/
  • (Norfolk) IPA(key): /kɜː(ɹ)/
  • Rhymes: -ʊə(ɹ), -ɔː(ɹ), -ɜː(ɹ)

Etymology 1

From Middle English cure, borrowed from Old French cure (care, cure, healing, cure of souls), from Latin cura (care, medical attendance, cure). Displaced native Old English hǣlu.

Noun

cure (plural cures)

  1. A method, device or medication that restores good health.
  2. Act of healing or state of being healed; restoration to health after a disease, or to soundness after injury.
  3. (figuratively) A solution to a problem.
    • Cold, hunger, prisons, ills without a cure.
    • 1763, Richard Hurd, On the Uses of Foreign Travel
      the proper cure of such prejudices
  4. A process of preservation, as by smoking.
  5. A process of solidification or gelling.
  6. (engineering) A process whereby a material is caused to form permanent molecular linkages by exposure to chemicals, heat, pressure and/or weathering.
  7. (obsolete) Care, heed, or attention.
    • vicarages of great cure, but small value
  8. Spiritual charge; care of soul; the office of a parish priest or of a curate.
    • c. 1646, Henry Spelman, De Non Temerandis Ecclesiis: Churches Not to Be Violated
      The appropriator was the incumbent parson, and had the cure of the souls of the parishioners.
  9. That which is committed to the charge of a parish priest or of a curate.
    Synonym: curacy
Derived terms
Translations

Etymology 2

From Middle English curen, from Old French curer, from Latin cūrāre. Partially displaced Old English ġehǣlan, whence Modern English heal.

Verb

cure (third-person singular simple present cures, present participle curing, simple past and past participle cured)

  1. (transitive) To restore to health.
    Synonym: heal
  2. (transitive) To bring (a disease or its bad effects) to an end.
  3. (transitive) To cause to be rid of (a defect).
  4. (transitive) To prepare or alter especially by chemical or physical processing for keeping or use.
  5. (intransitive) To bring about a cure of any kind.
  6. (intransitive) To be undergoing a chemical or physical process for preservation or use.
  7. To preserve (food), typically by salting
  8. (intransitive) To solidify or gel.
  9. (obsolete, intransitive) To become healed.
  10. (obsolete) To pay heed; to care; to give attention.
Derived terms
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Anagrams

  • crue, cuer, ecru, écru

French

Etymology

From Middle French cure, from Old French cure, from Latin cūra, from Proto-Indo-European *kʷeys- (to heed).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /kyʁ/
  • Rhymes: -yʁ

Noun

cure f (plural cures)

  1. (archaic) care, concern
  2. (obsolete) healing, recovery
  3. (medicine) treatment; cure
  4. (religion) vicarage, presbytery

Derived terms

  • cure de désintox
  • cure de désintoxication
  • n'avoir cure

Related terms

  • curer

Verb

cure

  1. first-person singular present indicative of curer
  2. third-person singular present indicative of curer
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of curer
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of curer
  5. second-person singular imperative of curer

Further reading

  • “cure” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Anagrams

  • crue, crûe, écru, reçu

Friulian

Etymology

From Latin cūra.

Noun

cure f (plural curis)

  1. treatment
  2. cure

Related terms

  • curâ

Galician

Verb

cure

  1. first-person singular present subjunctive of curar
  2. third-person singular present subjunctive of curar

Italian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈku.re/
  • Rhymes: -ure

Noun

cure f

  1. plural of cura

Anagrams

  • écru

Middle English

Noun

cure

  1. Alternative form of curre

Middle French

Etymology

From Old French cure.

Noun

cure f (plural cures)

  1. desire

Descendants

  • French: cure

Old French

Etymology

From Latin cūra.

Noun

cure f (oblique plural cures, nominative singular cure, nominative plural cures)

  1. medical attention
  2. worry
  3. desire

Related terms

  • curer

Descendants

References

  • Godefroy, Frédéric, Dictionnaire de l'ancienne langue française et de tous ses dialectes du IXe au XVe siècle (1881) (cure)

Portuguese

Verb

cure

  1. first-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of curar
  2. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present subjunctive of curar
  3. third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of curar
  4. third-person singular (você) negative imperative of curar

Romanian

Etymology

From Latin currere, present active infinitive of currō, from Proto-Italic *korzō, from Proto-Indo-European *ḱers-. Mostly replaced by the modified variant form curge.

Verb

a cure (third-person singular present curge, past participle curs3rd conj.

  1. (archaic) to run
  2. (archaic) to flow
  3. (archaic) to drain

Synonyms

  • (to run): alerga, fugi
  • (to flow): curge
  • (to drain): scurge

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Spanish

Verb

cure

  1. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of curar.
  2. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of curar.
  3. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of curar.

Source: wiktionary.org
  • to restore to health.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)