American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A trough or an open box in which feed for livestock is placed.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A trough or box in which is laid for horses or cattle such food as oats, bran, roots, or the like (hay being generally placed in a rack above the manger); the receptacle from which horses or cattle eat in a stable or cowhouse.
- n. Nautical, a small space at the forward end of the deck, divided off by a combing (called the manger-board), just back of the hawse-holes, to prevent the entrance of water through the latter when the after part of the deck is flooded.
- n. A trough for animals to eat from.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A trough or open box in which fodder is placed for horses or cattle to eat.
- n. (Naut.) The fore part of the deck, having a bulkhead athwart ships high enough to prevent water which enters the hawse holes from running over it.
- n. a container (usually in a barn or stable) from which cattle or horses feed
- From Old French mangoire, menjoere, from mangier ("to eat") (modern French manger). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from Old French mangeoire, from mangier, to eat, from Latin mandūcāre, from mandūcō, glutton, from mandere, to chew. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The maxim, "_Il faut manger pour vivre, et non pas vivre pour manger_," was reversed.”
“The jesus in the manger is a dirty old baby doll with a rubbery face and an open mouth that shouts out "FEED ME.”
“Replacing the word "manger" with "feeding trough", its equivalent, gives the account an even more heartrending effect; "manger" is poetic, while”
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“The manger is a roasting pan, with a green dinosaur inside.”
“One "star" that might have appeared first in the east and then stopped above the manger is a comet, says British researcher Colin Humphreys in a recent paper in the Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society.”
“In England these days, Three Wise Men become Three Wise Women, and on occasion, Baby Jesus in the manger is a girl.”
“The names, as usual, are often misleading, as in blanc manger, which is very different from our blanc-mange; and the receipt for “goose in a hog pot” leaves one in doubt as to its adaptability to the modern palate.”
“But this time, my agent calls my manger, explains the situation, and my manager gets on the phone to the casting director, does his thing, and I have an audition three days later, because the casting director decided to trust my manager and take a chance on me.”
“The devil  is to him a terrible reality, the Christchild in the manger is the creator  of the world, and the problem of the Trinity is dismissed without consideration.”
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