miscellany

  • 1 Miscellany — Mis cel*la*ny, n.; pl. {Miscellanies}. [L. miscellanea, neut. pl. of. miscellaneus: cf. F. miscellan[ e]e, pl. miscellan[ e]es. See {Miscellaneous}.] A mass or mixture of various things; a medley; esp., a collection of compositions on various… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Miscellany — Mis cel*la*ny (m[i^]s s[e^]l*l[asl]*n[y^]), a. Miscellaneous; heterogeneous. [Obs.] Bacon. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 miscellany — index assemblage, compilation, conglomeration, diversity, melange Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 miscellany — (n.) a mixture, medley, 1590s, from L. miscellanea a writing on miscellaneous subjects, originally meat hash, hodge podge (food for gladiators), neuter plural of miscellaneus (see MISCELLANEOUS (Cf. miscellaneous)) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 miscellany — [n] varied collection accumulation, aggregation, anthology, assortment, brew, collectanea, combination, combo, compilation, conglomeration, cumulation, diversity, farrago, gallimaufry, garbage*, hash, hodgepodge, jumble, medley, mélange, melee,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 6 miscellany — ► NOUN (pl. miscellanies) ▪ a collection of different things; a mixture …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 miscellany — [mis′ə lā΄nē; ] Brit [ mi sel′ə nē] n. pl. miscellanies [< Fr miscellanées, pl. < L miscellanea, neut. pl. of miscellaneus: see MISCELLANEOUS] 1. a miscellaneous collection, esp. of literary works 2. [often pl.] such a collection of… …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 miscellany — [[t]mɪse̱ləni, AM mɪ̱səleɪni[/t]] miscellanies N COUNT: oft N of n A miscellany of things is a collection or group of many different kinds of things. [WRITTEN] ...glass cases filled with a miscellany of objects... The top drawer held a miscellany …

    English dictionary

  • 9 miscellany — mis|cel|la|ny [mıˈseləni US ˈmısıleıni] n plural miscellanies [Date: 1500 1600; : French; Origin: miscellanées (plural), from Latin miscellaneus; MISCELLANEOUS] a group of different things miscellany of ▪ He earned his living from a miscellany of …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 10 miscellany — UK [mɪˈselənɪ] / US [ˈmɪsəˌleɪnɪ] noun [countable] Word forms miscellany : singular miscellany plural miscellanies formal a) a collection of things of various kinds b) a book containing short pieces written by different people …

    English dictionary

  • 11 miscellany — /mis euh lay nee/; Brit. /mi sel euh nee/, n., pl. miscellanies. 1. a miscellaneous collection or group of various or somewhat unrelated items. 2. a miscellaneous collection of literary compositions or pieces by several authors, dealing with… …

    Universalium

  • 12 miscellany — noun (C) a collection of different things: a miscellany of American short stories …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 miscellany — noun amid the miscellany on these shelves are some rare treasures Syn: assortment, mixture, mélange, blend, variety, mixed bag, grab bag, mix, medley, diversity, assemblage, potpourri, pastiche, mishmash, ragbag, salmagundi, gallimaufry,… …

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  • 14 miscellany — noun (plural nies) Etymology: probably modification of French miscellanées, plural, from Latin miscellanea Date: 1615 1. a. plural separate writings collected in one volume b. a collection of writings on various subjects 2. a mixture of various… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 15 miscellany — noun a) Miscellaneous items b) A collection of writings on various subjects, topics …

    Wiktionary

  • 16 Miscellany — Литературная смесь; Сборник (литературных произведений разного жанра) …

    Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии

  • 17 miscellany — Synonyms and related words: Festschrift, album, all sorts, ana, analects, anthology, assemblage, assortment, beauties, brew, broad spectrum, canon, chrestomathy, clippings, collectanea, collected works, collection, colluvies, compilation,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 18 miscellany — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. anthology, analecta; medley, mixture. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [Medley] Syn. jumble, collection, hodgepodge; see mixture 1 . 2. [Anthology] Syn. collectanea, extracts, compendium, symposium, compilation …

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  • 19 miscellany — mis|cel|la|ny [ mısə,leıni ] noun count FORMAL a collection of things of various kinds a. a book containing short pieces written by different people …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 20 miscellany — mis·cel·la·ny || mɪ seleɪnɪ /mɪ selÉ™nɪ n. diverse collection, anthology, assortment …

    English contemporary dictionary