grange

[ greynj ]
/ greɪndʒ /

noun

Chiefly British. a country house or large farmhouse with its various farm buildings (usually in house names): Bulkeley Grange;the grange of a gentleman-farmer.
(in historical use) an isolated farm, with its farmhouse and nearby buildings, belonging to monks or nuns or to a feudal lord: the nunnery's grange at Tisbury.
the Grange, See under Granger Movement.
Archaic. a barn or granary.

Origin of grange

1150–1200; Middle English gra(u)nge “barn,” from Anglo-French, from Vulgar Latin grānica (unattested), equivalent to Latin grān(i)um grain + -ica, feminine of -icus -ic

Definition for grange (2 of 4)

Grange

[ greynj ]
/ greɪndʒ /

noun

HaroldRedthe Galloping Ghost, 1903–1991, U.S. football player.

Definition for grange (3 of 4)

La Grange

[ luh greynj ]
/ lə ˈgreɪndʒ /

noun

a city in W Georgia.
a city in NE Illinois, near Chicago.

Definition for grange (4 of 4)

Granger Movement


noun U.S. History.

a campaign for state control of railroads and grain elevators, especially in the north central states, carried on during the 1870s by members of the Patrons of Husbandry (the Grange), a farmers' organization that had been formed for social and cultural purposes.
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British Dictionary definitions for grange (1 of 2)

grange

/ (ɡreɪndʒ) /

noun

mainly British a farm, esp a farmhouse or country house with its various outbuildings
history an outlying farmhouse in which a religious establishment or feudal lord stored crops and tithes in kind
archaic a granary or barn

Word Origin for grange

C13: from Anglo-French graunge, from Medieval Latin grānica, from Latin grānum grain

British Dictionary definitions for grange (2 of 2)

Grange

/ (ɡreɪndʒ) /

noun (in the US)

the Grange an association of farmers that strongly influenced state legislatures in the late 19th century
a lodge of this association
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