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Menagerie appears in the following tongue twisters:

  • Can you imagine an imaginary menagerie manager
    imagining managing an imaginary menagerie?
  • Imagine, imagining imagining, an imaginary imaginary imaginary menagerie manager, imagining imagining imagining an imaginary imaginary imaginary managerie.

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: 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.
  2. 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.


  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.
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  3. "Menagerie" is a musical album of Rosin Coven.
    • released in (11 years ago)
  4. "Menagerie" a.k.a. "Ménagerie" is a musical album of ...Nous Non Plus.
    • released on (6 years ago)
  5. "Menagerie" is a composition, cataloged instance.
  6. "Menagerie" is a musical album of Colouring Lesson.
  7. "Menagerie" is a composition.


"Menagerie" is an artwork by Austin Osman Spare.


  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 National Zoological Park (U.S.)

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 previewDays (1999)

by James Lovegrove

Charged with secret life, the Menagerie is a city of Nature, where the bustle of industry goes on invisibly, and territory is claimed, and transients come and go, a daily round of business that carries on seemingly regardless of the store that ...

Google previewMama's Boy (2012)

Momism and Homophobia in Postwar American Culture by Roel van den Oever

In addition, whereas The Glass Menagerie is a relatively tidy and coherent play, Suddenly Last Summer is cluttered and weird, thus posing a greater interpretive challenge.

Google previewThe ambulator; or, The stranger's companion in a tour round London, collected by a gentleman [J. Bew?]. (1807)

by John Bew

The menagerie is a charming spot. THORPE, a village in Surry, between Chertsey and Egham, At Ambrose's Barn, in this parish, resides Mr. VVashpot, a farmer, whose ancestors have lived on the same spot ever since the time of Alfred, ...

Google previewLondon; Being an Accurate History and Description of the British Metropolis and Its Neighbourhood (1809)

To Thirty Miles Extent, from an Actual Perambulation by David Hughson

The menagerie is a charming spot. Brentwood Brentwood* is an hamlet to the parish of South Weald, 213 CIRCUIT OF LONDON. of England, that ...

Google previewThe Night Side of London (1902)

by Robert Machray

And you do walk up, and soon you are inside the place, and your protesting nostrils ask you why you insult them in this way — for your first impression of the menagerie. menagerie is that it is one vast offensive smell. Having got somewhat ...

Google previewThe Memoirs of Charles-Lewis, Baron de Pöllnitz (1740)

Being the Observations He Made in His Late Travels from Prussia Thro' Poland, Germany, Italy, France, Spain, Flanders, Holland, England, &c. Discovering Not Only the Present State of the Chief Cities and Towns; But the Characters of the Principal Persons in Several Courts by Karl Ludwig Freiherr von Pöllnitz, Stephen Whatley

The Menagerie is a very little House with only a few Rooms, from whence the King may fee the rarest Animals of all forts, which are kept there. As for Trianon and its Gardens, one would not think at the first View that they were made by Man .

Google previewOudry's Painted Menagerie (2007)

Portraits of Exotic Animals in Eighteenth-Century Europe by Mary Morton

Oudry's Painted Menagerie is the result of an international collaboration of conservators, curators, and art historians. The project was born in Schwerin in north-central Germany in 2001, on the reemergence of two enormous canvases, one of a ...

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 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 (2015)

by Jackson R. Bryer, Mary C. Hartig

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 previewEncyclopaedia Americana : a popular dictionary of arts, sciences, literature, history, politics, and biography, brought down to the present time (1836)

The menagerie of the Tower is now very flourishing. It contains some extremely fine specimens of more than forty quadrupeds, and of various birds and reptiles. The dens in which the animals are kept are tolerably commodious, and great ...

Google previewLittle Giant Encyclopedia: Card Games (2009)

by Diagram Group

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 previewA Concise Etymological Dictionary of the English Language (1885)

by Walter William Skeat

menagerie, orig. a place for keeping household animals (iira- chet). — F. manager, to keep house. — F. menage, O. F. mesnage, a household. — 0. F . mesnec, meisnee, maisttce, a family; the same word as Low L. mansnada, ...

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)

by Joan Shelley Rubin, Paul S. Boyer, 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 ...

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Menagerie Meaning

Video shows what menagerie means. A collection of live wild animals on exhibition; the enclosure where they are kept.. A diverse or miscellaneous group.

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Quotes about Menagerie

The show is not the show,
But they that go.
Menagerie to me
My neighbor be.
Fair play--
Both went to see. (Emily Dickinson)
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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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