AskDefine | Define manger

Dictionary Definition

manger n : a container (usually in a barn or stable) from which cattle or horses feed [syn: trough]

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English

Etymology

From Old French mangeoire, manjoire, from mangier ‘to eat’ (modern French manger).

Pronunciation

  • /ˈmeɪnʤə/
  • /"meIndZ@/
  • Hyphenation: man·ger
  • Rhymes: -eɪndʒə

Noun

  1. A trough for animals to eat from.

Translations

Anagrams

French

Etymology

mangier, from manducare ‘to chew, devour’.

Pronunciation

  • /mɑ̃ʒe/
  • /ma~Ze/
  • Hyphenation: man·ger

Verb

manger
  1. To eat

Conjugation

Extensive Definition

A manger is a trough or box of carved stone or wood construction used to hold food for animals (as in a stable). Mangers are mostly used in livestock raising. They are also used to feed wild animals, e.g., in nature reserves. The word comes from the French mangeure, from Latin manducare, meaning 'chew'.
A manger is also a Christian symbol, associated with nativity scenes where Mary placed the baby Jesus in a manger. (Luke 2:7).

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See also

manger in German: Tränke
manger in Spanish: Abrevadero
manger in Esperanto: Trogo
manger in French: Abreuvoir
manger in Hebrew: אבוס
manger in Dutch: Manger
manger in Narom: Abreuvous
manger in Sicilian: Abbiviratura
manger in Finnish: Seimi
manger in Swedish: Krubba
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