Definitions

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  • v. To illustrate (a book) with material such as images taken from other published sources, such as by clipping them out for one's own use.
  • v. To illustrate with material taken from published sources.
  • v. To remove material, especially images, from a publication.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • v. To collect (illustrations from books) for decoration of other books.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To illustrate in the method called grangerism.

Etymologies

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granger +‎ -ize, after James Granger, an 18th century English biographer. Granger's Biographical History of England (1769) included areas for readers to illustrate the pages.

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  • I met this word for the first time last week, at this exhibition.

    August 28, 2009

  • A hazard of rare book collecting.

    May 17, 2008

  • To illustrate a book with pictures taken from published sources, such as by clipping them out for one's own use. (Wiktionary)

    May 17, 2008