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me·nag·er·ie

 (mə-năj′ə-rē, -năzh′-)
n.
1.
a. A collection of live wild animals on exhibition.
b. The place where such animals are kept.
2. A diverse or miscellaneous group.

[French ménagerie, from Old French mesnage, ménage; see ménage.]

menagerie

(mɪˈnædʒərɪ)
n
1. (Zoology) a collection of wild animals kept for exhibition
2. (Zoology) the place where such animals are housed
[C18: from French: household management, which formerly included care of domestic animals. See ménage]

me•nag•er•ie

(məˈnædʒ ə ri, -ˈnæʒ-)

n.
1. a collection of wild or unusual animals, esp. for exhibition.
2. a place where they are kept or exhibited.
3. an unusual and varied group of people.
[1705–15; < French: literally, housekeeping. See ménage, -ery]

Menagerie

 a collection of wild or foreign animals; an aviary, 1712.
Examples: menageries of live peers in Parliament, 1850; of pheasants, 1830.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.menagerie - a collection of live animals for study or display
aggregation, collection, accumulation, assemblage - several things grouped together or considered as a whole
2.menagerie - the facility where wild animals are housed for exhibitionmenagerie - the facility where wild animals are housed for exhibition
facility, installation - a building or place that provides a particular service or is used for a particular industry; "the assembly plant is an enormous facility"
Translations
مَجْموعَة حيوانات نادِرَه
zvěřinec
menageri
állatsereglet
dÿragarîur
žvėrynas
zvērnīca
zverinec
hayvanat bahçesivahşi hayvanlar koleksiyonu

menagerie

[mɪˈnædʒərɪ] Ncasa f or colección f de fieras

menagerie

[məˈnædʒəri] nménagerie f

menagerie

nMenagerie f

menagerie

[mɪˈnædʒərɪ] nserraglio

menagerie

(miˈnӕdʒəri) noun
(a place for keeping) a collection of wild animals.
References in classic literature ?
A WISE and illustrious Writer of Fables was visiting a travelling menagerie with a view to collecting literary materials.
The Woozy has proved himself a good Woozy and a faithful friend," the Wizard went on, "so we will send him to the Royal Menagerie, where he will have good care and plenty to eat all his life.
Like a lion in a menagerie, it is a survival of the extinct chaos entrapped and exhibited amid the smug parks and well-rolled downs of England.
Raffles, walking with the uneasy gait of a town loiterer obliged to do a bit of country journeying on foot, looked as incongruous amid this moist rural quiet and industry as if he had been a baboon escaped from a menagerie.
When the Circling Brothers' big three-ring show on a hard winter went into the hands of the receivers, he boarded the menagerie and the horses and in three months turned a profit of fifteen thousand dollars.
The air was filled with the fragrance of flowers and wild animals; the living portion of the menagerie of the "Naturalist Tavern" was all about us.
Roach, if you find yourself in the middle of a menagerie and Martha Sowerby's Dickon more at home than you or me could ever be.
Exceedingly red-eyed and grim, as if he had been up all night at a party which had taken anything but a convivial turn, Jerry Cruncher worried his breakfast rather than ate it, growling over it like any four-footed inmate of a menagerie.
Some of the households were lively, some mournful; some were stopping at the doors of wayside inns; where, in due time, the Durbeyfield menagerie also drew up to bait horses and refresh the travellers.
These camels are very much larger than the scrawny specimens one sees in the menagerie.
It was a whole menagerie of rare and curious beasts in a wondrous hot-house, where numberless birds with plumage of a thousand hues gleamed and fluttered in the sunshine.
She ate noisily, greedily, a little like a wild beast in a menagerie, and after she had finished each course rubbed the plate with pieces of bread till it was white and shining, as if she did not wish to lose a single drop of gravy.