1. Grange Chiefly Northeastern US
a. An association of farmers founded in the United States in 1867.
b. One of the branch lodges of this association.
2. Chiefly British A farm, especially the residence and outbuildings of a gentleman farmer.
3. Archaic A granary.
[Middle English, granary, from Old French, from Vulgar Latin *grānica, from Latin grānum, seed; see gə-no- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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