Menage meaning

mā-näzh
People living together as a unit; a household.
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The management of a household.
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A household; domestic establishment.
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The management of a household; housekeeping.
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A household; a domestic situation. [from 14th c.]
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(now Scotland) A type of cooperative society whereby all members pay a regular sum of savings, or through which goods can be paid for in installments. [from 19th c.]
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A group of people living together in a sexual relationship. [from 20th c.]
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Origin of menage

  • French from Old French mesnage alteration (influenced by maisnie family) of manage from maneir to stay from Latin manēre to remain remain

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Anglo-Norman meinage, maynage, Old French mainage, menage, from maneir (“to stay"), manoir, maindre; with later influence after French ménage.

    From Wiktionary