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 Dictionary entry overview: What does menage mean? 

MENAGE (noun)
  The noun MENAGE has 1 sense:

1. a social unit living together

  Familiarity information: MENAGE used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

MENAGE (noun)

Sense 1menage [BACK TO TOP]


A social unit living together

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects


family; household; menage; house; home

Context examples:

he moved his family to Virginia / It was a good Christian household / I waited until the whole house was asleep / the teacher asked how many people made up his home

Hypernyms ("menage" is a kind of...):

social unit; unit (an organization regarded as part of a larger social group)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "menage"):

broken home (a family in which the parents have separated or divorced)

conjugal family; nuclear family (a family consisting of parents and their children and grandparents of a marital partner)

extended family (a family consisting of the nuclear family and their blood relatives)

foster family (the family of a fosterling)

foster home (a household in which an orphaned or delinquent child is placed (usually by a social-service agency))

menage a trois (household for three; an arrangement where a married couple and a lover of one of them live together while sharing sexual relations)

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