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mis·cel·la·ny

 (mĭs′ə-lā′nē)
n. pl. mis·cel·la·nies
1. A collection of various items, parts, or ingredients, especially one composed of diverse literary works.
2. miscellanies A publication containing various literary works.

[Latin miscellānea, miscellanea; see miscellanea.]

miscellany

(mɪˈsɛlənɪ; US ˈmɪsəˌleɪnɪ)
n, pl -nies
1. a mixed assortment of items
2. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) (sometimes plural) a miscellaneous collection of essays, poems, etc, by different authors in one volume
[C16: from French miscellanées (pl) miscellanea]

mis•cel•la•ny

(ˈmɪs əˌleɪ ni; Brit. mɪˈsɛl ə ni)

n., pl. -nies.
1. a collection of various items or parts.
2. a book of literary works by several authors on various topics.
3. miscellanies, miscellaneous articles or entries, as in a book.
[1590–1600; Anglicized variant of miscellanea]

miscellanea, miscellany

a varied collection, particularly a collection of literary works, extracts, fragments, etc., in book form. — miscellaneous, adj.
See also: Books
a varied collection, particularly a collection of literary works, extracts, fragments, etc., in book form. — miscellaneous, adj.
See also: Collections and Collecting

Miscellany

 a mixture of various things; a medley, 1617; a collection of writings on various subjects.
Examples: miscellany of Christians and Turks together, 1703; of deformities, 1620; of humours, 1668; of prose; of irreconcilable theorists, 1833; of trees, 1703.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.miscellany - a collection containing a variety of sorts of thingsmiscellany - a collection containing a variety of sorts of things; "a great assortment of cars was on display"; "he had a variety of disorders"; "a veritable smorgasbord of religions"
aggregation, collection, accumulation, assemblage - several things grouped together or considered as a whole
grab bag - an assortment of miscellaneous items
witches' brew, witches' broth, witch's brew - a fearsome mixture; "a witches' brew of gangsters and terrorists"; "mixing dope and alcohol creates a witches' brew"
range - a variety of different things or activities; "he answered a range of questions"; "he was impressed by the range and diversity of the collection"
selection - an assortment of things from which a choice can be made; "the store carried a large selection of shoes"
alphabet soup - a confusing assortment; "Roosevelt created an alphabet soup of federal agencies"
sampler - an assortment of various samples; "a candy sampler"; "a sampler of French poets"
2.miscellany - an anthology of short literary pieces and poems and ballads etc.
anthology - a collection of selected literary passages

miscellany

miscellany

noun
Translations
مُتَنَوِّعات
různorodá sbírkasměs
samling
samsafn

miscellany

[mɪˈselənɪ] N [of objects] → miscelánea f; [of writings] → antología f

miscellany

[mɪˈsɛləni] nrecueil m

miscellany

n (= collection)(bunte) Sammlung, (buntes) Gemisch; (= variety)Vielfalt f; (of writings)vermischte Schriften pl; (of poems, articles)Sammelband m, → Auswahl f

miscellany

[mɪˈsɛlənɪ] nmisto; (Literature) → miscellanea, raccolta (Radio, TV) → selezione f

miscellaneous

(misəˈleiniəs) adjective
composed of several kinds; mixed. a miscellaneous collection of pictures.
noun
short for miscellaneous items. The last section of the catalogue is entitled `miscellaneous'.
miscellany (miˈseləni) , ((American) ˈmisəleini) plural miscellanies noun
a collection or mixture of things.
References in classic literature ?
Under that, the miscellany began--a quadrant, a tin canikin, several sticks of tobacco, two brace of very handsome pistols, a piece of bar silver, an old Spanish watch and some other trinkets of little value and mostly of foreign make, a pair of compasses mounted with brass, and five or six curious West Indian shells.
Yet though there is a great difference between our manners, customs, civil government, and those of the Abyssins, there is yet a much greater in points of faith; for so many errors have been introduced and ingrafted into their religion, by their ignorance, their separation from the Catholic Church, and their intercourse with Jews, Pagans, and Mohammedans, that their present religion is nothing but a kind of confused miscellany of Jewish and Mohammedan superstitions, with which they have corrupted those remnants of Christianity which they still retain.
Carts, carriages every- where, the most astonishing miscellany of conveyances and horseflesh.
One little foot tapped sullenly upon the disordered floor which was littered with a miscellany of rushes interspread with such bones and scraps of food as the dogs had rejected or overlooked.
The Martha and the Flibberty-Gibbet came and went, as did all the miscellany of coasting craft that dropped in to wait for a breeze and have a gossip, a drink or two, and a game of billiards.
Now and again he reached out and added a bundle of checks to the flying miscellany that soared through the roof and out of sight in a tremendous circle.
At first sight such a work seems to be a miscellany of myths, technical advice, moral precepts, and folklore maxims without any unifying principle; and critics have readily taken the view that the whole is a canto of fragments or short poems worked up by a redactor.
The pastoral nations were needy and hungry to desperation; and this intellectual nomadism, in its excess, bankrupts the mind through the dissipation of power on a miscellany of objects.
Of articles collected on his various expeditions, there was such a vast miscellany that it was like the dwelling of an amiable Corsair.
Pickwick, who had only heard of such things in shipwrecks or read of them in Constable's Miscellany.
Cameron and Murdoch issued poetical chapbooks of, among other titles, 'The Deserted Village', 'Child Maurice' and 'George Barnwell' and, in 1799, gathered these together in two collections, The Polyhymnia: Being a Collection of Poetry, Original and Selected (which also included Burns's 'The Bonny Lass of Ballochmyle') and A Weekly Miscellany.
It promises to be a night full of great songs sung by some of the town's best known musical names because the company up there on stage will be Cath Stevenson's Miscellany Cabaret Group.