Definitions

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

Etymologies

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)

Examples

  • I am calling the grange women and telling them no more historical romance novels allowed in the books they bring here.

    Dragon Warrior

  • The Comte de Maucombe's servants donned their old laced liveries and hats, the coachman his great top-boots; we sat five in the antiquated carriage, and arrived in state about two o'clock -- the dinner was for three -- at the grange, which is the dwelling of the

    Letters of Two Brides

  • 1932 -- Liberty, New Florida Robert Lee found Luisa Hernandez waiting for him within the community hall, the place he and the others who'd built it with their bare hands had once called the grange hall.

    Asimov's Science Fiction

  • The Comte de Maucombe’s servants donned their old laced liveries and hats, the coachman his great top-boots; we sat five in the antiquated carriage, and arrived in state about two o’clock — the dinner was for three — at the grange, which is the dwelling of the Baron de l’Estorade.

    Letters of Two Brides

  • "Technically in Old English a grange was a large barn for grain storage.

    The Hard War

  • “Technically in Old English a grange was a large barn for grain storage.

    The Hard Way

  • "Primarily, the object of the grange has been the education of the farmers.

    A Spoil of Office A Story of the Modern West

  • It's that self-same impulse that has him rearrangeboth 'The Times They Are A-Changin' and 'Things Have Changed'so that everything seems to fall within his rangeas the locusts lock in on grain silo and grange.

    Bob Dylan at Princeton, November 2000

  • She not only is getting a wonderful education but also is less cranky, and more involved with violin lessons, soccer, junior grange and more!

    Tom Vander Ark: 10 Parents Respond to the New York Times

  • After the hasty move, Mr. Buckner's trusty Roland 2480, a portable digital recording device, failed, destroying most of the grange hall audio files.

    A Troubadour? Yes. A Murderer? No.

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