(Cure)> 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.]
Of study took he most cure and most heed.
Vicarages of greatcure, but small value.
2. Spiritual charge; care of soul; the office of a parish priest or of a curate; hence, that which is committed
to the charge of a parish priest or of a curate; a curacy; as, to resign a cure; to obtain a cure.
The appropriator was the incumbent parson, and had the cure of the souls of the parishioners.
3. Medical or hygienic care; remedial treatment of disease; a method of medical treatment; as, to use the
4. Act of healing or state of being healed; restoration to health from disease, or to soundness after injury.
Past hope! pastcure! past help.
I do cures to-day and to-morrow.
Luke xii. 32.
5. Means of the removal of disease or evil; that which heals; a remedy; a restorative.
Cold, hunger, prisons, ills without a cure.
The proper cure of such prejudices.
(Cure), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Cured (kurd); p. pr. & vb. n. Curing.] [OF. curer to take care, to
heal, F., only, to cleanse, L. curare to take care, to heal, fr. cura. See Cure,.]
1. To heal; to restore to health, soundness, or sanity; to make well; said of a patient.
The child was cured from that very hour.
Matt. xvii. 18.
2. To subdue or remove by remedial means; to remedy; to remove; to heal; said of a malady.
To cure this deadly grief.
Then he called his twelve disciples together, and gave them power . . . to cure diseases.
Luke ix. 1.
3. To set free from (something injurious or blameworthy), as from a bad habit.
I never knew any man cured of inattention.
4. To prepare for preservation or permanent keeping; to preserve, as by drying, salting, etc.; as, to cure
beef or fish; to cure hay.
(Cure), v. i.
1. To pay heed; to care; to give attention. [Obs.]
2. To restore health; to effect a cure.
Whose smile and frown, like to Achilles' spear,
Is able with the change to kill and cure.