[ greynj ]
/ greɪndʒ /


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.

Nearby words

  1. grandstand play, make a,
  2. grandstanding,
  3. granduncle,
  4. grandview,
  5. grandville,
  6. grangemouth,
  7. granger,
  8. granger movement,
  9. grangerize,
  10. grani

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

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. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for the-grange


/ (ɡreɪndʒ) /


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


/ (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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Word Origin and History for the-grange



"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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper