or ma·nege

[ma-nezh, -neyzh]


the art of training and riding horses.
the action, movements, or paces of a trained horse.
a school for training horses and teaching horsemanship.

Origin of manège

1635–45; < French < Italian maneggio; see manage Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for manege

Historical Examples of manege

  • As he was leaving the Manege one of these bullies grossly insulted him.


    Rafael Sabatini

  • The broad doors flew open, and the manege was soon filled with knights and ladies on foot and horseback.

  • We are like horses in a manege, or oxen or dogs taught to draw the plough, or be harnessed to a carriage.

    Thoughts on Man

    William Godwin

  • He possessed great personal strength, was expert in all manly exercises, and shone especially at the jousts and the manege.

    Windsor Castle

    William Harrison Ainsworth

British Dictionary definitions for manege




the art of training horses and ridersCompare dressage
a riding school

Word Origin for manège

C17: via French from Italian maneggio, from maneggiare to manage
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for manege

1640s, "riding school;" 1776, "horsemanship, movements proper to a trained horse," from French manège, from Italian maneggio, from maneggiare "to control (a horse)," (see manage (v.)).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper