Definition of Miscellany

1. Noun. A collection containing a variety of sorts of things. "A veritable smorgasbord of religions"




2. Noun. An anthology of short literary pieces and poems and ballads etc..
Exact synonyms: Florilegium, Garland
Generic synonyms: Anthology

Definition of Miscellany

1. n. A mass or mixture of various things; a medley; esp., a collection of compositions on various subjects.

2. a. Miscellaneous; heterogeneous.

Definition of Miscellany

1. Noun. Miscellaneous items ¹

2. Noun. A collection of writings on various subjects, topics. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Miscellany

1. [n -NIES]

Medical Definition of Miscellany

1. Origin: L. Miscellanea, neut. Pl. Of. Miscellaneus: cf. F. Miscellanee, pl. Miscellanees. See Miscellaneous. A mass or mixture of various things; a medley; especially, a collection of compositions on various subjects. "'T is but a bundle or miscellany of sin; sins original, and sins actual." (Hewyt) Miscellany madam, a woman who dealt in various fineries; a milliner. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Miscellany

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miscellany (current term)
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Literary usage of Miscellany

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1. The Poetical Works of John Dryden by John Dryden (1909)
"This book is generally referred to as the First miscellany. A second edition appeared in 1692, a third in 1702, and a fourth in 1716. ..."

2. The Dictionary of National Biography by Sidney Lee (1908)
"'Bentley 's miscellany' was started in 1837, when Barham uttered his ... In January 1839 he withdrew from the editorship of the ' miscellany,' was freed ..."

3. English Writers: An Attempt Towards a History of English Literature by Henry Morley, William Hall Griffin (1892)
"This is our earliest poetical miscellany, if we leave out of account the fact that pieces by several writers had been included, in 1532, ..."

4. The Monthly Review by Charles William Wason (1831)
"I.— The Botanical miscellany ; containing Figures and Descriptions of such Plants ... The title of the miscellany sufficiently explains the object which its ..."

5. The Engineering Index Annual for by American Society of Mechanical Engineers (1909)
"95056 A. miscellany Natural Conditions Affecting Engineering Work in Alaska. George B. Pills- bury. A brief account of the conditions to be expected on the ..."

6. The Cambridge History of English Literature by Adolphus William Ward, Alfred Rayney Waller (1913)
"1724 Ramsay's Tea-Table miscellany; and The Evergreen. 1724 Swift's Drapier's Letters. 1725 Pope's edition of Shakespeare. 1725 Pope's translation of ..."

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