Origin of grange
noun U.S. History.
Examples from the Web for grange
Historical Examples of grange
Miss Grange, who had been kind to Sidney in her probation months, taught her the method.K
Mary Roberts Rinehart
This rock, seen at a distance, seems to have the figure of a grange, or barn.The History of Louisiana
Le Page Du Pratz
Miss Buell had been active in the work of the Grange for 36 years.
A subordinate Grange for example is a community organization.
The Grange had on several occasions declared for woman suffrage.
Word Origin for grange
noun (in the US)
"small farm," mid-15c.; mid-13c. in place names (and cf. granger), from Anglo-French graunge, Old French grange "barn, granary; farmstead, farm house" (12c.), from Medieval Latin or Vulgar Latin granica "barn or shed for keeping grain," from Latin granum "grain" (see corn (n.1)). Sense evolved to "outlying farm" (late 14c.), then "country house" (1550s). Meaning "local lodge of the Patrons of Husbandry" (a U.S. agricultural interest promotion organization) is from 1867.