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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.]
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ménage(meɪˈnɑːʒ; French menaʒ)
the persons of a household
[C17: from French, from Vulgar Latin mansiōnāticum (unattested) household; see mansion]
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1. a domestic establishment; household.
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Ménagemembers of a household, 1297; members of a club or benefit society, 1829; staff or company of a theatre.
Example: ménage of the opera, 1746.
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|Noun||1.||menage - 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
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menage[meɪˈnɑːʒ] n (frm) → ménage m inv
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