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range - Dictionary definition and meaning for word range

Definition
(noun) an area in which something acts or operates or has power or control:
Synonyms : ambit , compass , orbit , reach , scope
Example Sentence
  • the range of a supersonic jet
  • a piano has a greater range than the human voice
  • the ambit of municipal legislation
  • within the compass of this article
  • within the scope of an investigation
  • outside the reach of the law
  • in the political orbit of a world power

Definition
(noun) the limits within which something can be effective
Synonyms : reach
Example Sentence
  • range of motion
  • he was beyond the reach of their fire

Definition
(noun) a large tract of grassy open land on which livestock can graze
Example Sentence
  • they used to drive the cattle across the open range every spring
  • he dreamed of a home on the range

Definition
(noun) a series of hills or mountains
Example Sentence
  • the valley was between two ranges of hills
  • the plains lay just beyond the mountain range

Definition
(noun) a place for shooting (firing or driving) projectiles of various kinds
Example Sentence
  • the army maintains a missile range in the desert
  • any good golf club will have a range where you can practice

Definition
(noun) a variety of different things or activities
Example Sentence
  • he answered a range of questions
  • he was impressed by the range and diversity of the collection

Definition
(noun) (mathematics) the set of values of the dependent variable for which a function is defined
Synonyms : image , range of a function
Example Sentence
  • the image of f(x) = x^2 is the set of all non-negative real numbers if the domain of the function is the set of all real numbers

Definition
(noun) the limit of capability
Synonyms : compass , grasp , reach
Example Sentence
  • within the compass of education

Definition
(noun) a kitchen appliance used for cooking food
Example Sentence
  • dinner was already on the stove

Definition
(verb) change or be different within limits
Synonyms : run
Example Sentence
  • Estimates for the losses in the earthquake range as high as $2 billion
  • Interest rates run from 5 to 10 percent
  • The instruments ranged from tuba to cymbals
  • My students range from very bright to dull

Definition
(verb) move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment
Synonyms : cast , drift , ramble , roam , roll , rove , stray , swan , tramp , vagabond , wander
Example Sentence
  • The gypsies roamed the woods
  • roving vagabonds
  • the wandering Jew
  • The cattle roam across the prairie
  • the laborers drift from one town to the next
  • They rolled from town to town

Definition
(verb) have a range; be capable of projecting over a certain distance, as of a gun
Example Sentence
  • This gun ranges over two miles

Definition
(verb) range or extend over; occupy a certain area
Synonyms : straddle
Example Sentence
  • The plants straddle the entire state

Definition
(verb) lay out orderly or logically in a line or as if in a line
Synonyms : array , lay out , set out
Example Sentence
  • lay out the clothes
  • lay out the arguments

Definition
(verb) feed as in a meadow or pasture
Synonyms : browse , crop , graze , pasture
Example Sentence
  • the herd was grazing

Definition
(verb) let eat
Example Sentence
  • range the animals in the prairie

Definition
(verb) assign a rank or rating to
Synonyms : grade , order , place , rank , rate
Example Sentence
  • how would you rank these students?
  • The restaurant is rated highly in the food guide

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