manège or ma·nege [ma-nezh, -neyzh] ExamplesWord Origin noun
- the art of training and riding horses.
- the action, movements, or paces of a trained horse.
- a school for training horses and teaching horsemanship.
Origin of manège 1635–45; French Italian maneggio; see manage Examples from the Web for manege Historical Examples of manege
As he was leaving the Manege one of these bullies grossly insulted him.
The broad doors flew open, and the manege was soon filled with knights and ladies on foot and horseback.
We are like horses in a manege, or oxen or dogs taught to draw the plough, or be harnessed to a carriage.
He possessed great personal strength, was expert in all manly exercises, and shone especially at the jousts and the manege.
William Harrison Ainsworth
British Dictionary definitions for manege manège manege noun
- the art of training horses and ridersCompare dressage
- a riding school
Word Origin for manège C17: via French from Italian maneggio, from maneggiare to manage Word Origin and History for manege n.
1640s, “riding school;” 1776, “horsemanship, movements proper to a trained horse,” from French manège, from Italian maneggio, from maneggiare “to control (a horse),” (see manage (v.)).