What does the word menagerie mean?

Usage examples for menagerie

  1. But if you behave like a whole menagerie of brutes, that won't make me care more about you. – Sweethearts at Home by S. R. Crockett
  2. I used to have the same feeling about spiders, but I was ashamed of it, and kept a little menagerie of spiders until I had got over the feeling; that is, pretty much got over it, for I don't love the creatures very dearly, though I don't scream when I see one. – A Mortal Antipathy by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
  3. A menagerie of wildcats! – The Iron Trail by Rex Beach