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Menagerie appears in the following tongue twisters:

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Menagerie (a variety of animals kept together) is considered to be an advanced word, according to the Barron's essential words for the GRE, which includes 800 college- and graduate-level words that frequently appear on the Graduate Record Exam.

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Definition of the noun menagerie

What does menagerie mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: menageries

  1. a collection of live animals for study or display
  2. the facility where wild animals are housed for exhibition

Alternative definition of the noun menagerie


  1. A collection of live wild animals on exhibition; the enclosure where they are kept.
  2. A diverse or miscellaneous group.


  1. Menagerie is a name shared by two anti-heroes in the DC Universe, both members of The Elite. The two are Puerto Rican sisters who are linked with a symbiotic alien weapon crèche, called symbeasts. Both were created by Joe Kelly and Doug Mahnke.
  2. Menagerie: Olivia “Livvie” Lewis is a fictional comic book superheroine, a member of the superhero team Dynamo 5, which appears in the monthly series of the same name from Image Comics. Created by writer Jay Faerber and artist Mahmud A. Asrar, Slingshot first appeared in Dynamo 5 #1.


  1. "Menagerie" is the sixth studio album by American R&B singer Bill Withers, released in 1977 on the Columbia label.
  2. "Menagerie" is a musical album of Kaela Rowan.
    • released on
  3. "Menagerie" is a musical album of Rosin Coven.
    • released in (11 years ago)
  4. "Menagerie" is a musical album of Colouring Lesson.


  1. Menagerie: A menagerie is a form of keeping common and exotic animals in captivity that preceded the modern zoological garden. The term was first used in seventeenth century France in reference to the management of household or domestic stock. Later, it came to be used primarily in reference to aristocratic or royal animal collections. The French-language "Methodical Encyclopaedia" of 1782 defines a menagerie as an "establishment of luxury and curiosity." Later on, the term referred also to travelling animal collections that exhibited wild animals at fairs across Europe and the Americas.
  2. Menagerie is a cataloged instance, musical recording, canonical version.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for menagerie

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Google previewThe James Lovegrove Collection, Volume 1 (2014)

by James Lovegrove

Charged with secret life, the Menagerie is a city of Nature, where the bustle of industry goes on invisibly,and territory isclaimed, and transients comeand go, a daily roundof business that carrieson seemingly regardless of the store that ...

Google previewNew Worlds, New Animals (1996)

From Menagerie to Zoological Park in the Nineteenth Century by Robert J. Hoage, William A. Deiss

A menagerie is a small part of a larger process: that of a culture expressing its ideas about humanity through its relations with other animals and its...

Google previewYou Can Write a Play! (2002)

by Milton E. Polsky

A memory play, Menagerie is a personal look at the past. The weekend visit of the Gentleman Caller gives the play dramatic immediacy. q In The Emperor Jones, the natives' drumbeats sounding louder and louder as Jones runs out of time ...

Google previewThe parlour menagerie [signed J.H.]. (1878)

by John Hogg (publisher.)

The Parlour Menagerie is an eminently popular volume. The editor has devoted much labour to the bringing together of the great mass of interesting and trustworthy information the work contains. The illustrations, which are very numerous, ...

Google previewStage Directing (2012)

A Director's Itinerary by Michael Wainstein

Action summary: The Glass Menagerie is the story of a disillusioned family whose lives once held great promise.

Google previewGentlemen Callers (2005)

Tennessee Williams, Homosexuality, and Mid-Twentieth-Century Drama by Michael Paller

"Tennessee Williams' The Glass Menagerie is an enchanting play," John Chapman wrote. "Hardly anything happens in it . . ."40 Regardless of whether these adjectives even describe a Chekhov play accurately, they have saddled The Glass ...

Google previewThe Columbia Encyclopedia of Modern Drama (2007)

by Gabrielle H. Cody, Evert Sprinchorn

The Glass Menagerie demonstrates Williams's characteristic use of poetic language mixed with both theatrical and realistic elements, from carefully selected symbols to EPIC THEATER- inspired projected titles and other nonrealistic devices.

Google previewA Complete Encyclopedia of Virginia Law (1922)

Being a Concise But Complete Alphabetical Presentation of the Present Common and Statute Law, Civil and Criminal of the Commonwealth Based on the Monumental Works of Dr. B. Minor, Etc.; with Forms by Samuel Need Hurst

show, trained animal show, circus, menagerie and circus, or any other show, exhibition or performance similar thereto, must under penalty of a fine of $50 to $500, obtain a ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of American Drama, Third Edition

by EPUB 2-3

Work Author: Tennessee Williams The Glass Menagerie is a classic modern American drama. The play, largely autobio graphical, began as a film scenario, which was rejected by MGM when Williamswas undercontract to that studio in ...

Google previewDictionary of Zoo Biology and Animal Management (2013)

by Paul A. Rees

They often had elaborate and exotic names: Polito's Grand Collection of Beasts, Miles's Grand Collection of Living Curiosities, Ballard's Grand Collection of Wild Beasts, William Mander's Grand National Star Menagerie. Some changed names ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Slang, Jargon & Cant (1890)

Embracing English, American, and Anglo-Indian Slang, Pidgin English, Tinker's Jargon and Other Irregular Phraseology by Albert Barrère, Charles Godfrey Leland

Menagerie, the (theatrical), the orchestra. So called from the infernal discord occasioned by the tuning of instruments. Menavelings, odd money remaining after the daily accounts are made up at railway booking- offices. Menavdings is properly ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Contemporary American Theater (2011)

1930-2010 by James Fisher

Tennessee Williams's “memory play,” The Glass Menagerie (1944), is such a play, and it elevated stage language to poetry, as made clear in its opening monologue in which the play's central character, Tom Wingfield, Williams's alter ego, ...

Google previewThe Oxford Encyclopedia of American Cultural and Intellectual History (2013)

Menagerie companies experienced popularity during the early nineteenth century, until the depression ofthe 1840s when the prohibitive cost of ac- quiring and caring for large animals drove many menageries out of business. Circuses, rising ...

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Scrabble value of M3E1N1A1G2E1R1I1E1

The value of this 9-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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