Definition of grange in English:


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Pronunciation: /ɡreɪn(d)ʒ


[usually in names] British
1A country house with farm buildings attached: Biddulph Grange
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  • Olivia mourns like Mariana in the moated grange - richly, and with repeated Victorian rituals.
  • They may have staged her stay at the grange with the intention of providing him the opportunity to carry out his sinister plan.
  • At the heart of the grange were farm buildings, paddocks, gardens, granaries, industrial areas and workshops, and a chapel.
1.1 historical An outlying farm with tithe barns belonging to a monastery or feudal lord.
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  • This house is said to stand on the site of a grange (monastic farm) that once belonged to the monks of Furness Abbey.
  • His writings state the abbey founded a large farmstead, or grange, and a water mill 20 miles away.
  • The chronicles state that the abbey established a large farmstead - known as a grange - 20 miles away near Wharram Percy, and that a water mill was soon added.
1.2 archaic A barn.
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  • Few manufactured articles were bought. Salt, tar, iron, mill-stones, steel for tipping the edges of implements, canvas for the sails of the wind-mill, cloths for use in the dairy, in the malthouse, or in the grange, together with the dresses of the inhabitants of the hall, and a few vessels of brass, copper, or earthenware, satisfied the simple needs of the rural population.
  • All the crops on the demesne were to be cut, stacked, carried to the manor-house and stored in the grange.
  • People and cattle then remain at the montagnette until the hay in the grange is exhausted.


Middle English (in the sense 'granary, barn'): from Old French, from medieval Latin granica (villa) 'grain house or farm', based on Latin granum 'grain'.

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