Grange (?), n. [F. grange barn, LL. granea, from L. granum grain. See Grain a kernel.]

1.

A building for storing grain; a granary.

[Obs.]

Milton.

2.

A farmhouse, with the barns and other buildings for farming purposes.

And eke an officer out for to ride, To see her granges and her bernes wide. Chaucer.

Nor burnt the grange, nor bussed the milking maid. Tennyson.

3.

A farmhouse of a monastery, where the rents and tithes, paid in grain, were deposited.

[Obs.]

4.

A farm; generally, a farm with a house at a distance from neighbors.

5.

An association of farmers, designed to further their interests, aud particularly to bring producers and consumers, farmers and manufacturers, into direct commercial relations, without intervention of middlemen or traders. The first grange was organized in 1867.

[U. S.]

 

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