I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Medieval Latin & Latin; Medieval Latin cura, cure of souls, from Latin, care Date: 14th century 1. a. spiritual charge ; care b. pastoral charge of a parish 2. a. recovery or relief from a disease b. something (as a drug or treatment) that cures a disease c. a course or period of treatment <
take the cure for alcoholism
d. spa 1 3. a complete or permanent solution or remedy <
seeking a cure for unemployment
4. a process or method of curing • cureless adjective II. verb (cured; curing) Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. a. to restore to health, soundness, or normality <
cure a patient of his illness
b. to bring about recovery from <
cure a disease
2. a. to deal with in a way that eliminates or rectifies <
his small size, which time would cure for him — William Faulkner
b. to free from something objectionable or harmful <
trying to cure him of a bad habit
3. to prepare or alter especially by chemical or physical processing for keeping or use <
fish cured with salt
intransitive verb 1. a. to undergo a curing process b. set 11 2. to effect a cure • curer noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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  • cure — cure …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • curé — curé …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • cure — 1. (ku r ) s. f. 1°   Soin, souci. Ce mot ne se dit guère qu avec le verbe avoir et sans article. Il n a cure de rien. •   L âne, qui goûtait fort l autre façon d aller, Se plaint en son patois ; le meunier n en a cure, LA FONT. Fabl. III, 1.… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • curé — 1. (ku ré) s. m. 1°   Prêtre placé à la tête d une paroisse, et soumis dans l exercice de ses fonctions à l évêque du diocèse. •   On ne peut pas faire une loi qui obligeât les curés à dire la messe, PASC. Prov. 6. •   Ce que je trouvai de plus… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • cure — CURE. subst. f. Soin, souci. En ce sens il n est guère d usage que dans quelques phrases familières. J ai beau lui donner de bons avis, il n en a cure. f♛/b] On dit proverbialement, A beau parler qui n a cure de bien faire, en parlant d Un homme… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • cure — vb cured, cur·ing vt: to deal with in a way that eliminates or corrects: as a: to use judicial procedures to undo (damage to a litigant s case caused by procedural errors made during a trial) subsequent proceedings cured harm caused by trial… …   Law dictionary

  • cure — cure·less; ep·i·cure; ped·i·cure; pro·cure; pro·cure·ment; se·cure·ly; se·cure·ment; se·cure·ness; cure; man·i·cure; se·cure; si·ne·cure; for·tes·cure; in·se·cure·ly; in·se·cure·ness; …   English syllables

  • Cure — (k[=u]r), n. [OF, cure care, F., also, cure, healing, cure of souls, L. cura care, medical attendance, cure; perh. akin to cavere to pay heed, E. cution. Cure is not related to care.] 1. Care, heed, or attention. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Of study… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cure — n *remedy, medicine, medicament, medication, specific, physic cure vb Cure, heal, remedy mean to rectify an unhealthy or undesirable condition especially by some specific treatment (as medication). Cure and heal may apply interchangeably to both… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • curé — CURÉ. s. mas. Prêtre pourvu d une Cure. Bon Curé. Curé de Paris. Curé de Village. Curé d un tel lieu, d une telle Paroisse. Le Curé et les Paroissiens. Curé primitif. Curé amovible. [b]f♛/b] On dit proverbialement, que C est gros Jean qui… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • Cure — bezeichnet: Cure (Fluss), einen Fluss in Frankreich, Nebenfluss der Yonne Cure (Film), einen japanischen Film The Cure, eine englische Rockband The Permanent Cure, eine deutsch irische Musikgruppe Pretty Cure, japanische Anime Fernsehserie Cure… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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