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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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