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What does menagerie mean?


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

Alternative definition


  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 superhero, 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 Rosin Coven.
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  3. "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.

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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 previewStrategy (2011)

Theory and Practice by Chris Carter, Martin Kornberger, Jochen Schweitzer

Arts collaboration: menagerie – contemporary indigenous sculpture Meghan Hay Menagerie is a collaborative arts project between Object, the Australian Centre for Craft and Design, and the Australian Museum. Throughout 2008 and 2009 ...

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 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 previewLittle Giant Encyclopedia: Card Games (2009)

Menagerie. This hilarious and noisy game is similar to snap. It is sometimes called animals. Players It can be played by two, but is better with more. Cards One or two decks of standard playing cards are used. Objective Players aim to win all ...

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

by Professor Joan Shelley Rubin, Professor Scott E. Casper

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 ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Television Film Directors (2009)

by Jerry Roberts

Specials: The Glass Menagerie (1973), The Patricia Neal Story (1981, co-directed with Anthony  ...

Google previewThe New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture (2008)

Volume 9: Literature by M. Thomas Inge, Charles Reagan Wilson

The nostalgia fora southern pastreflected in plays such ashis first two successes, The Glass Menagerie (1945) and A Streetcar Named Desire (1947), is in part clearlya product of Williams's bitter dislike of the newenvironment andhis fond ...

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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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