follow Dictionary.com

11 Trending Words of 2014

grangerize

[greyn-juh-rahyz] /ˈgreɪn dʒəˌraɪz/
verb (used with object), grangerized, grangerizing.
1.
to augment the illustrative content of (a book) by inserting additional prints, drawings, engravings, etc., not included in the original volume.
2.
to mutilate (books) in order to get illustrative material for such a purpose.
Also, especially British, grangerise.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85; after James Granger (1723-1776), English clergyman whose Biographical History of England (1769) was arranged for such illustration; see -ize
Related forms
grangerism, noun
grangerization, noun
grangerizer, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for grangerization

grangerize

/ˈɡreɪndʒəˌraɪz/
verb (transitive)
1.
to illustrate (a book) by inserting prints, drawings, etc, taken from other works
2.
to raid (books) to acquire material for illustrating another book
Derived Forms
grangerism, noun
grangerization, grangerisation, noun
grangerizer, grangeriser, noun
Word Origin
C19: named after Joseph Granger, 18th-century English writer, whose Biographical History of England (1769) included blank pages for illustrations to be supplied by the reader
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
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for grangerize

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for grangerization

0
0
Scrabble Words With Friends