American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A collection of various items, parts, or ingredients, especially one composed of diverse literary works.
- n. A publication containing various literary works.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Miscellaneous; diversified.
- n. A mixture of various kinds; a combination of diverse objects, parts, or elements.
- n. A diversified literary collection; a book or periodical publication containing compositions on various subjects.
- n. Synonyms See mixture.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A mass or mixture of various things; a medley; esp., a collection of compositions on various subjects.
- adj. obsolete Miscellaneous; heterogeneous.
- n. a collection containing a variety of sorts of things
- n. an anthology of short literary pieces and poems and ballads etc.
- From Latin miscellus ("mixed"), from misceō ("to mix"). (Wiktionary)
- Latin miscellānea, miscellanea; see miscellanea. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Magius, 1664 "; then, pell-mell, there were: _A curious and edifying miscellany concerning church bells_ by Dom Rémi Carré; another _Edifying miscellany_, anonymous; a _Treatise of bells_ by Jean-Baptiste Thiers, curate of Champrond and Vibraye; a ponderous tome by an architect named”
“I was distinguishing what was indisputably a mass-market phenomenon-opera and the fantasies spun off from opera that were the core of so-called miscellany programs-from the serious music written for a composer's pupils or the connoisseurs who patronized aristocratic salons.”
“A miscellany is a collection of various literary productions kinds (poems, letters, essays, illustrations) gathered in a single volume, often united thematically rather than formally.”
“Recall that the president requested $17.0 billion for DOE and $4.8 billion for the "miscellany" (for a subtotal of an additional $21.8 billion).”
“This volume is condensed with many thoughts, and to some may seem more of a "miscellany" than what we intend it should be.”
“Consequently, this book consists of two sections - an autobiographical account of Waldrop's life, followed by a kind of miscellany of Michael Revere's writings (essays, poetry, journals, etc.).”
“In my opinion, the "miscellany" approach practiced by most literary magazines -- by which the "best fiction available" is printed, with little or no indication of what makes it the "best" -- makes all too many of them useless; I can only make my way through a few of them, trying to find the "best" in a scattershot fashion, before I put them aside and conclude it just isn't worth my time (and sometimes money) to prospect for fiction in this way.”
“miscellany," or hodgepodge of prayers, poems and ritual law, probably written around the end of the 15th century.”
“These songs gradually developed a concomitant form of dialogue styled saturæ, a term denoting "miscellany", and derived perhaps from the _Satura lanx_, a charger filled with the first-fruits of the year's produce, which was offered to Bacchus and Ceres. [”
“This arena, inaccessible to the public for 145 years, now hosts a miscellany of events, from cancan dancers to choirs and theatre festivals.”
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