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Compost vs. Manure

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Compostnoun

The decayed remains of organic matter that has rotted into a natural fertilizer.

‘Dig plenty of compost into clay or sandy soil to improve its structure.’;

Manureverb

To cultivate by manual labor; to till; hence, to develop by culture.

Compostnoun

(obsolete) A mixture; a compound.

Manureverb

To apply manure (as fertilizer or soil improver).

‘The farmer manured his fallow field.’;

Compostverb

To produce compost, let organic matter decay into fertilizer.

‘If you compost your grass clippings, you can improve your soil.’;

Manurenoun

Animal excrement, especially that of common domestic farm animals and when used as fertilizer. Generally speaking, from cows, horses, sheep, pigs and chickens.

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Compostnoun

A mixture; a compound.

‘A sad compost of more bitter than sweet.’;

Manurenoun

Any fertilizing substance, whether of animal origin or not.

Compostnoun

A mixture for fertilizing land; esp., a composition of various substances (as muck, mold, lime, and stable manure) thoroughly mingled and decomposed, as in a compost heap.

‘And do not spread the compost on the weedsTo make them ranker.’;

Manurenoun

(euphemism) Rubbish; nonsense; bullshit.

Compostverb

To manure with compost.

Manureverb

To cultivate by manual labor; to till; hence, to develop by culture.

‘To whom we gave the strand for to manure.’; ‘Manure thyself then; to thyself be improved;And with vain, outward things be no more moved.’;

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Compostverb

To mingle, as different fertilizing substances, in a mass where they will decompose and form into a compost.

Manureverb

To apply manure to; to enrich, as land, by the application of a fertilizing substance.

‘The blood of English shall manure the ground.’;

Compostnoun

a mixture of decaying vegetation and manure; used as a fertilizer

Manurenoun

Any matter which makes land productive; a fertilizing substance.

Compostverb

convert to compost;

‘compost organic debris’;

Manurenoun

any animal or plant material used to fertilize land especially animal excreta usually with litter material

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Compost

Compost is a mixture of ingredients used to fertilize and improve the soil. It is commonly prepared by decomposing plant and food waste and recycling organic materials.

Manureverb

spread manure, as for fertilization

Manurenoun

animal dung used for fertilizing land

‘plenty of fully rotted horse manure can be dug in this fall’;

Manurenoun

any compost or artificial fertilizer

‘artificial manures’; ‘organic manure might be animal or vegetable derived’;

Manureverb

apply manure to (land)

‘the ground should be well dug and manured’;

Manure

Manure is organic matter that is used as organic fertilizer in agriculture. Most manure consists of animal feces; other sources include compost and green manure.

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