grange

grange

[greynj]
noun
1.
a farm, with its farmhouse and nearby buildings.
2.
Chiefly British. a country house with its various farm buildings, usually constituting the dwelling of a yeoman or gentleman farmer.
3.
the Grange, See under Granger Movement.
4.
Archaic. a barn or granary.

Origin:
1150–1200; Middle English gra(u)nge barn < Anglo-French < Vulgar Latin *grānica (occurs in ML), equivalent to Latin grān(um) grain + -ica, feminine of -icus -ic

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Grange

[greynj]
noun
Harold ("Red"; "the Galloping Ghost") 1903–1991, U.S. football player.

La Grange

[luh greynj]
noun
1.
a city in W Georgia.
2.
a city in NE Illinois, near Chicago.

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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grange (ɡreɪndʒ)
 
n
1.  chiefly (Brit) a farm, esp a farmhouse or country house with its various outbuildings
2.  history an outlying farmhouse in which a religious establishment or feudal lord stored crops and tithes in kind
3.  archaic a granary or barn
 
[C13: from Anglo-French graunge, from Medieval Latin grānica, from Latin grānumgrain]

Grange (ɡreɪndʒ)
 
n
1.  the Grange an association of farmers that strongly influenced state legislatures in the late 19th century
2.  a lodge of this association

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grange
c.1112 (implied in granger), "granary, barn," from O.Fr. grange, from M.L. granica, from L. granum "grain." 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.
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