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Definitions for miscellany
ˈmɪs əˌleɪ ni; Brit. mɪˈsɛl ə nimis·cel·lany

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. assortment, mixture, mixed bag, miscellany, miscellanea, variety, salmagundi, smorgasbord, potpourri, motleynoun

    a collection containing a variety of sorts of things

    "a great assortment of cars was on display"; "he had a variety of disorders"; "a veritable smorgasbord of religions"

  2. florilegium, garland, miscellanynoun

    an anthology of short literary pieces and poems and ballads etc.


  1. miscellanynoun

    Miscellaneous items

  2. miscellanynoun

    A collection of writings on various subjects, topics.

  3. Etymology: From miscellus, from misceo.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. MISCELLANYadjective

    Mixed of various kinds.

    Etymology: miscellaneus, Latin.

    The power of Spain consisteth in a veteran army, compounded of miscellany forces of all nations. Francis Bacon.

  2. Miscellanynoun

    A mass formed out of various kinds.

    I must acquit myself of the presumption of having lent my name to recommend any miscellanies or works of other men. Alexander Pope.

    When they have join’d their pericranies,
    Out skips a book of miscellanies. Jonathan Swift.


  1. miscellany

    A miscellany is a collection or group composed of different or diverse items or people. This term often refers to a book containing various pieces of literature and writing, such as short stories, poems, and essays. Essentially, it defines an assortment of unrelated or various kinds.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Miscellanynoun

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

  2. Miscellanyadjective

    miscellaneous; heterogeneous

  3. Etymology: [L. miscellanea, neut. pl. of. miscellaneus: cf. F. miscellane, pl. miscellanes. See Miscellaneous.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of miscellany in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of miscellany in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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