manger

manger

[meyn-jer]
noun
1.
a box or trough in a stable or barn from which horses or cattle eat.
2.
Nautical.
a.
a space at the bow of a ship, having a partition for confining water entering at the hawseholes until it can be drained.
b.
a sunken bottom in a chain locker, covered by a grating and used to collect water from the anchor chain.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English < Middle French maingeure, derivative of mangier to eat < Latin mandūcāre to chew, eat. See manducate

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Manger

[meyn-jer]
noun Astronomy.

Origin:
1545–55; as translation of Latin praesēpe

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manger (ˈmeɪndʒə)
 
n
1.  a trough or box in a stable, barn, etc, from which horses or cattle feed
2.  nautical a basin-like construction in the bows of a vessel for catching water draining from an anchor rode or coming in through the hawseholes
 
[C14: from Old French maingeure food trough, from mangier to eat, ultimately from Latin mandūcāre to chew]

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Word Origin & History

manger
early 14c., from O.Fr. mangeure (Fr. mangeoire), from mangier "to eat" (see mange) + -oire, common suffix for implements and receptacles.
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Manger definition


(Luke 2:7, 12, 16), the name (Gr. phatne, rendered "stall" in Luke 13:15) given to the place where the infant Redeemer was laid. It seems to have been a stall or crib for feeding cattle. Stables and mangers in our modern sense were in ancient times unknown in the East. The word here properly denotes "the ledge or projection in the end of the room used as a stall on which the hay or other food of the animals of travellers was placed." (See INN.)

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Idioms & Phrases

manger

see dog in the manger.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
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