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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Man"age
The handling or government of anything, but esp. of a horse; management; administration. See Manege.

Note: ☞ This word, in its limited sense of management of a horse, has been displaced by manege; in its more general meaning, by management.

Etymology: F. manège, It. maneggio, fr. maneggiare to manage, fr. L. manushand. Perhaps somewhat influenced by F. ménage housekeeping, OF. mesnage, akin to E. mansion. See Manual, and cf. Manege

verb Man"age
  1. 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 managed." [Sir I. Newton.]"What wars I manage, and what wreaths I gain." [Prior.]
  2. Hence, Esp.: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 manage his Protestant subjects." [Addison.]"It was not her humor to manage those over whom she had gained an ascendant." [Bp. Hurd.]
  3. To train in the manege, as a horse; to exercise in graceful or artful action.
  4. To treat with care; to husband.
  5. To bring about; to contrive.
    synonyms: To direct; govern; control; wield; order; contrive; concert; conduct; transact.

Etymology: From Manage (n.)

verb Man"age
To direct affairs; to carry on business or affairs; to administer.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Handle effectively ("The young violinist didn't manage her bow very well")
  2. Be in charge of, act on, or dispose of ("She managed her parents' affairs after they got too old")
  3. Watch and direct
  4. Be successful; achieve a goal ("I managed to carry the box upstairs")
  5. Carry on or function
  6. Achieve something by means of trickery or devious methods
  7. Succeed in doing, achieving, or producing (something) with the limited or inadequate means available

From Early Modern English manage, menage, from Middle English *manage, *menage, from Old French manege (“the handling or training of a horse, horsemanship, riding, maneuvers, proceedings”), probably from Old Italian maneggiare (“to handle, manage, touch, treat”), from mano, from Latin manus (“the hand”); see manual.

  1. (now rare) The act of managing or controlling something.
  2. (horseriding) Manège.

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Past life for Manage born Sep 25, 1943

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Mexico approximately on 1800. Your profession was dancer, singer, and actor.

You had a mind of a scientist, always seeking new explanations. Environment often misunderstood you. Had a respectable knowledge. Magic is everywhere around you, in most usual, most ordinary incidents. Your lesson - to learn magic and to help people to see it clearly. You are a magician!

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