Webster 1913 Edition
maneggiareto manage, fr. L.
manushand. Perhaps somewhat influenced by F.
mesnage, akin to E.
Manual, and cf.
The handling or government of anything, but esp. of a horse; management; administration. See
Young men, in the conduct and
manageof actions, embrace more than they can hold.
Down, down I come; like glistering Phaethon
manageof unruly jades.
manageof this fatal brawl.
☞ This word, in its limited sense of management of a horse, has been displaced by manege; in its more general meaning, by management.
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
To have under control and direction; to conduct; to guide; to administer; to treat; to handle.
Long tubes are cumbersome, and scarce to be easily
Sir I. Newton.
What wars I
manage, and what wreaths I gain.
to guide by careful or delicate treatment; to wield with address; to make subservient by artful conduct; to bring around cunningly to one’s plans.
It was so much his interest to
managehis Protestant subjects.
It was not her humor to
managethose over whom she had gained an ascendant.
To train in the manege, as a horse; to exercise in graceful or artful action.
To treat with care; to husband.
To bring about; to contrive.
Syn. – To direct; govern; control; wield; order; contrive; concert; conduct; transact.
To direct affairs; to carry on business or affairs; to administer.
Leave them to
Webster 1828 Edition
1.To conduct; to carry on; to direct the concerns of; as, to manage a farm; to manage the affairs of a family.
What wars I manage, and what wreaths I gain.
2.To train or govern, as a horse.
They vault from hunters to the managed steed.
3.To govern; to control; to make tame or tractable; as, the buffalo is too refractory to be managed.
4.To wield; to move or use in the manner desired; to have under command.
Long tubes are cumbersome, and scarce to be easily managed.
5.To make subservient.
Antony managed him to his own views.
6.To husband; to treat with caution or sparingly.
The less he had to lose, the less he car'd
To manage lithesome life, when love was the reward.
7.To treat with caution or judgment; to govern with address.
It was much his interest to manage his protestant subjects.
Leave them to manage for thee.
1.Government; control,as of a horse, or the exercise of riding him.
2.Discipline; governance; direction.
3.Use; application or treatment.
Quicksilver will not endure the manage of the fire.
[This word is nearly obsolete in all its applications, unless in reference to horses. We now use management.]