Definition of manège in English:


Line breaks: ma¦nège
Pronunciation: /maˈnɛʒ


1An enclosed area in which horses and riders are trained.
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  • The lawn leads down to a manège for exercising horses and an organic kitchen garden.
  • He used to ride well, but doesn't these days, although there are 13 loose boxes, a tack room and an outdoor manège.
  • In a decision of the First Secretary of State dated 8 January 2003, concerning the formation of a manège to the north of St Vincent's Convent, there was no mention of the precise nature of the present uses of the site.
1.1 [mass noun] The movements in which a horse is trained in a riding school.
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  • Training horses to perform the manoeuvres of haute école or manège was once intended to fit them for war, but became a courtly game practised to great acclaim by Prince Henry and others in his circle.
1.2 [mass noun] Horsemanship.


mid 17th century: French, from Italian (see manage).

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