archaic : granary, barn
: farm
especially : a farmhouse with outbuildings
capitalized : one of the lodges of a national fraternal association originally made up of farmers
also : the association itself

Examples of grange in a Sentence

asked the community's farmers to meet at the Howard family grange to help raise a new barn
Recent Examples on the Web Amid the largest-ever dam removal in the U.S., rumors and misunderstandings have spread through social media, in grange halls and in local establishments. The Arizona Republic, 16 Feb. 2024 As Alison Comyn reported for the Drogheda Independent in August, the monastic grange farm was likely associated with the French Cistercian foundation De Bello Becco, or Beaubec. Alex Fox, Smithsonian Magazine, 23 Sep. 2020 The homes have already been rebuilt, Smith said, but some of the community buildings, like the grange and store, are gone for good. Tess Williams, Anchorage Daily News, 5 June 2022 All told, at least 11 buildings burned, including several homes, Two Rivers Lodge, a historic grange hall and a thrift store. Tess Williams, Anchorage Daily News, 5 June 2022 Most of the region’s limited services, including the grange or community center, health clinic and general stores, are in the community of Big Sur north of the slide. Kurtis Alexander, San Francisco Chronicle, 10 Feb. 2021 Before mini-mansions stood along River Road, there were farms, a country store, a grange hall. Washington Post, 3 Oct. 2020 Beamore was a monastic grange farm owned by the Cistercian abbey of Beaubec in Normandy. Alex Fox, Smithsonian Magazine, 23 Sep. 2020 Years ago, the state boasted 100 grange organizations with approximately 10,000 active members. Denise Coffey,, 19 Aug. 2019

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Word History


Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Medieval Latin granica, from Latin granum grain

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of grange was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Grange.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition


: farm entry 1 sense 1a
especially : a farmhouse with its various buildings
capitalized : one of the lodges of a national association of farmers
also : the association itself
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