from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Miscellaneous items or written works collected together.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A miscellaneous collection of different things; a miscellany.
  • n. Plural form of miscellaneum.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • A collection of miscellaneous matters; matters of various kinds.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • A collection of miscellaneous matters of any kind; specifically, a collection of miscellaneous literary compositions; miscellanies.

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

  • n. a collection containing a variety of sorts of things


Latin miscellānea, from neuter pl. of miscellāneus, miscellaneous; see miscellaneous.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin miscellus ("mixed"), from misceō ("to mix"). (Wiktionary)


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