Definitions and meaning of cure
- (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)
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.
cure (plural cures)
- A method, device or medication that restores good health.
- Act of healing or state of being healed; restoration to health after a disease, or to soundness after injury.
- (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
- A process of preservation, as by smoking.
- A process of solidification or gelling.
- (engineering) A process whereby a material is caused to form permanent molecular linkages by exposure to chemicals, heat, pressure and/or weathering.
- (obsolete) Care, heed, or attention.
- vicarages of great cure, but small value
- 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.
- That which is committed to the charge of a parish priest or of a curate.
- Synonym: curacy
From Middle English curen, from Old French curer, from Latin cūrāre. Partially displaced Old English ġehǣlan, whence Modern English heal.
cure (third-person singular simple present cures, present participle curing, simple past and past participle cured)
- (transitive) To restore to health.
- Synonym: heal
- (transitive) To bring (a disease or its bad effects) to an end.
- (transitive) To cause to be rid of (a defect).
- (transitive) To prepare or alter especially by chemical or physical processing for keeping or use.
- (intransitive) To bring about a cure of any kind.
- (intransitive) To be undergoing a chemical or physical process for preservation or use.
- To preserve (food), typically by salting
- (intransitive) To solidify or gel.
- (obsolete, intransitive) To become healed.
- (obsolete) To pay heed; to care; to give attention.
From Middle French cure, from Old French cure, from Latin cūra, from Proto-Indo-European *kʷeys- (“to heed”).
- IPA(key): /kyʁ/
- Rhymes: -yʁ
cure f (plural cures)
- (archaic) care, concern
- (obsolete) healing, recovery
- (medicine) treatment; cure
- (religion) vicarage, presbytery
- cure de désintox
- cure de désintoxication
- n'avoir cure
- first-person singular present indicative of curer
- third-person singular present indicative of curer
- first-person singular present subjunctive of curer
- third-person singular present subjunctive of curer
- second-person singular imperative of curer
- “cure” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).
From Latin cūra.
cure f (plural curis)
- first-person singular present subjunctive of curar
- third-person singular present subjunctive of curar
- IPA(key): /ˈku.re/
- Rhymes: -ure
- plural of cura
- Alternative form of curre
From Old French cure.
cure f (plural cures)
From Latin cūra.
cure f (oblique plural cures, nominative singular cure, nominative plural cures)
- medical attention
- Godefroy, Frédéric, Dictionnaire de l'ancienne langue française et de tous ses dialectes du IXe au XVe siècle (1881) (cure)
- first-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of curar
- third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present subjunctive of curar
- third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of curar
- third-person singular (você) negative imperative of curar
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.
a cure (third-person singular present curge, past participle curs) 3rd conj.
- (archaic) to run
- (archaic) to flow
- (archaic) to drain
- (to run): alerga, fugi
- (to flow): curge
- (to drain): scurge
- First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of curar.
- Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of curar.
- Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of curar.
- to restore to health.
(source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)