Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. See manage.
  • n. A collection of animals; a menagerie.
  • n. A social group living together; a household.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • An obsolete variant of manage.
  • n. A household; the company of persons living together in a house.
  • n. Housekeeping; household management.
  • n. 3 (me-naj′ ). A kind of club or friendly society common among the poorer of the working classes of Scotland and the north of England.
  • n. A menagerie.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a social unit living together

Etymologies

From Anglo-Norman meinage, maynage, Old French mainage, menage, from mainer ("to stay"); with later influence after French ménage. (Wiktionary)

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