Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun plural Miscellaneous items or written works collected together.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

  • noun a collection containing a variety of sorts of things

Etymologies

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

[Latin miscellānea, from neuter pl. of miscellāneus, miscellaneous; see miscellaneous.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Latin miscellus ("mixed"), from misceō ("to mix").

Examples

  • But I should misinform you grossly if I left you to infer that his collections were a heap of incoherent 'miscellanea'.

    Literary Remains, Volume 1

  • He also wrote cookbooks and other books about food including a miscellanea, "Lang's Compendium of Culinary Trivia and Nonsense."

    Gastronomic Guru Restyled Food Scene

  • I do have plans for Actual Posts on things like trilogy structure, romances I've been on a Jennifer Crusie binge and etcetera miscellanea--next week!

    March 2010

  • I do have plans for Actual Posts on things like trilogy structure, romances I've been on a Jennifer Crusie binge and etcetera miscellanea--next week!

    Friday Hangovers

  • I do have plans for Actual Posts on things like trilogy structure, romances I've been on a Jennifer Crusie binge and etcetera miscellanea--next week!

    Shaken & Stirred

  • I do have plans for Actual Posts on things like trilogy structure, romances I've been on a Jennifer Crusie binge and etcetera miscellanea--next week!

    Hangovers

  • Too much meta isn't nearly as fun as too much miscellanea.

    Glorious Miscellanea

  • Too much meta isn't nearly as fun as too much miscellanea.

    Glorious Miscellanea

  • Excellent link to Mike Holliday's site: makes me want to chase down all these miscellanea.

    J G Ballard, Chris Evans, 'The Invisible Years' (1977)

  • I do have plans for Actual Posts on things like trilogy structure, romances I've been on a Jennifer Crusie binge and etcetera miscellanea--next week!

    Friday Hangovers

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