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mé·nage

 (mā-näzh′)
n.
1. People living together as a unit; a household.
2. The management of a household.

[French, from Old French mesnage, alteration (influenced by maisnie, family) of manage, from maneir, to stay, from Latin manēre, to remain; see remain.]

ménage

(meɪˈnɑːʒ; French menaʒ)
n
the persons of a household
[C17: from French, from Vulgar Latin mansiōnāticum (unattested) household; see mansion]

mé•nage

or me•nage

(meɪˈnɑʒ)

n.
1. a domestic establishment; household.
2. housekeeping.
[1690–1700; < French; Old French mesnage < Vulgar Latin *mansiōnāticum. See mansion, -age]

Ménage

 members of a household, 1297; members of a club or benefit society, 1829; staff or company of a theatre.
Example: ménage of the opera, 1746.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.menage - a social unit living togethermenage - a social unit living together; "he moved his family to Virginia"; "It was a good Christian household"; "I waited until the whole house was asleep"; "the teacher asked how many people made up his home"
broken home - a family in which the parents have separated or divorced
conjugal family, nuclear family - a family consisting of parents and their children and grandparents of a marital partner
extended family - a family consisting of the nuclear family and their blood relatives
foster family - the family of a fosterling
foster home - a household in which an orphaned or delinquent child is placed (usually by a social-service agency)
menage a trois - household for three; an arrangement where a married couple and a lover of one of them live together while sharing sexual relations
social unit, unit - an organization regarded as part of a larger social group; "the coach said the offensive unit did a good job"; "after the battle the soldier had trouble rejoining his unit"

ménage

noun
A group of usually related people living together as a unit:
Translations

ménage

[meˈnɑːʒ] Nhogar m
ménage à troistrio m amoroso, ménage à trois m

ménage

nHaushalt m; ménage à troisDreiecksverhältnis nt

menage

[meɪˈnɑːʒ] n (frm) → ménage m inv
References in classic literature ?
It might get noised about that the Pontelliers had met with reverses, and were forced to conduct their menage on a humbler scale than heretofore.
There was one seedy French waiter, who was attempting to learn English in a house where he never heard anything but French; and the customers were a few ladies of easy virtue, a menage or two, who had their own napkins reserved for them, and a few queer men who came in for hurried, scanty meals.
Enterprising young housekeepers are measuring the looking-glasses and hangings to see if they will suit the new menage (Snob will brag for years that he has purchased this or that at Dives's sale), and Mr.
Everything was plentiful in his house but ready money, of which their menage pretty early felt the want; and reading the Gazette one day, and coming upon the announcement of "Lieutenant G.
You form a member of the menage of these people; wherefore, any act of yours might cause such a scandal--and the more so since daily she appears in public arm in arm with the General or with Mlle.
The Barrington menage needs a little backing up," her companion remarked.
I should quarrel with him; I should be jealous of him; our menage would be conducted in a very ill-bred manner.
It appeared that she and the butler were the only survivors of the prince's original foreign menage the other servants now in the house being new and collected in Norfolk by the housekeeper.
What sort of a menage is it which pays double the market price for a governess but does not keep a horse, although six miles from the station.
Pour les besoins de ce projet, la notion de pluriactivite agricole sera definie, selon l'approche de la dynamique familiale, comme un menage dont au moins un des membres est engage dans une activite remuneree autre que la production de biens agricoles, ce qui inclut : occuper un emploi hors de l'agriculture, etre employe sur une autre ferme, etre implique dans la transformation alimentaire ou dans une autre activite non agricole sur la ferme comme le tourisme (Fuller 1990).
Tertio, un menage pouvait conserver ses surplus tout au long du cycle de la famille.