from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Chiefly Northeastern U.S. An association of farmers founded in the United States in 1867.
- n. Chiefly Northeastern U.S. One of the branch lodges of this association.
- n. Chiefly British A farm, especially the residence and outbuildings of a gentleman farmer.
- n. Archaic A granary.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A farm, especially that of a gentleman farmer.
- n. Outlying land belonging to a monastery.
- n. A granary.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A building for storing grain; a granary.
- n. A farmhouse, with the barns and other buildings for farming purposes.
- n. A farmhouse of a monastery, where the rents and tithes, paid in grain, were deposited.
- n. A farm; generally, a farm with a house at a distance from neighbors.
- n. An association of farmers, designed to further their interests, and particularly to bring producers and consumers, farmers and manufacturers, into direct commercial relations, without intervention of middlemen or traders. The first grange was organized in 1867.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A granary.
- n. A farming establishment, including the farm-buildings and granary, attached to a feudal manor or to a religious house, where, in addition to its own crops, the grain paid as rent and tithes was stored.
- n. A farm, with its dwelling-house, stables, byres, barns, etc.; particularly, a house or farm at a distance from other houses or villages; the dwelling of a yeoman or gentleman farmer.
- n. In the United States, a lodge of the order of “Patrons of Husbandry,” a secret association for the promotion of the interests of agriculture.
- To farm, as revenue or taxes.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an outlying farm
Middle English, granary, from Old French, from Vulgar Latin *grānica, from Latin grānum, seed; see gr̥ə-no- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Old French grange. (Wiktionary)