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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

rangereɪndʒ(n.; adj.; v.)ranged, rang•ing.

  1. (n.)the extent to which or the limits between which variation is possible:

    the range of steel prices.

  2. the extent or scope of something:

    one's range of vision.

  3. the distance to which a projectile may be sent by a weapon.

  4. the distance of the target from the weapon.

  5. an area equipped with targets for practice in shooting:

    a rifle range.

  6. an area used for flight-testing missiles.

    Category: Rocketry

  7. the distance of something from the point of operation, as in sound ranging.

  8. the distance that can be covered by an aircraft, ship, etc., carrying a normal load without refueling.

    Category: Transportation

  9. the difference between the largest and smallest values in a statistical distribution.

    Category: Statistics

  10. a continuous course of masonry of the same height from end to end.

    Category: Building Trades

  11. the horizontal direction or extension of a survey line established by two or more marked points. one of a series of divisions of tracts of public land numbered east and west from the principal meridian of a survey and consisting of a tier of townships.

    Category: Geography (terms), Surveying, Geography (places)

  12. (in navigation) a line established by markers or lights on shore for the location of soundings.

    Category: Nautical, Navy

  13. a rank, class, or order.

  14. a row, line, or series, as of persons or things.

  15. the act of moving around, as over an area or region.

  16. Category: Animal Husbandry

    Ref: Also called rangeland.

  17. the region over which a population or species is distributed:

    the range of the Baltimore oriole.

    Category: Ecology

  18. Math. the set of all values attained by a given function throughout its domain.

    Category: Math

  19. a chain of mountains forming a single system:

    the Cascade Range.

  20. a large cooking stove having burners on the top surface and containing one or more ovens.

  21. (adj.)working or grazing on a range.

    Category: Animal Husbandry

  22. (v.t.)to draw up or arrange (persons or things) in rows or lines or in a specific position.

  23. to place in a particular class; classify.

  24. to make straight, level, or even, as lines of type.

  25. to pass over or through (an area or region), as in exploring.

  26. to pasture (cattle) on a range.

    Category: Animal Husbandry

  27. to direct or train, as a telescope.

  28. to ascertain the distance of.

  29. to lay out (an anchor cable) so that the anchor may descend smoothly.

    Category: Nautical, Navy

  30. (v.i.)to vary within certain limits:

    Prices range from $20 to $50.

  31. to extend within extreme points of a scale:

    emotions ranging from smugness to despair.

  32. to move around or through a region, as animals.

  33. to roam or wander:

    talks ranging over a variety of subjects.

  34. to extend in a certain direction:

    a boundary ranging from east and west.

  35. to lie or extend in the same line or plane as another or others.

  36. to extend or occur over an area or throughout a period, as an animal or plant.

  37. to find the range of something aimed at or to be located.

Idioms for range:

  1. in range,Naut. (of two or more objects observed from a vessel) located one directly behind the other.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of range:

1350–1400; (n.) < OF renge row

Princeton's WordNet

  1. scope, range, reach, orbit, compass, ambit(noun)

    an area in which something acts or operates or has power or control: "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"

  2. range, reach(noun)

    the limits within which something can be effective

    "range of motion"; "he was beyond the reach of their fire"

  3. range(noun)

    a large tract of grassy open land on which livestock can graze

    "they used to drive the cattle across the open range every spring"; "he dreamed of a home on the range"

  4. range, mountain range, range of mountains, chain, mountain chain, chain of mountains(noun)

    a series of hills or mountains

    "the valley was between two ranges of hills"; "the plains lay just beyond the mountain range"

  5. range(noun)

    a place for shooting (firing or driving) projectiles of various kinds

    "the army maintains a missile range in the desert"; "any good golf club will have a range where you can practice"

  6. range(noun)

    a variety of different things or activities

    "he answered a range of questions"; "he was impressed by the range and diversity of the collection"

  7. image, range, range of a function(noun)

    (mathematics) the set of values of the dependent variable for which a function is defined

    "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"

  8. compass, range, reach, grasp(noun)

    the limit of capability

    "within the compass of education"

  9. stove, kitchen stove, range, kitchen range, cooking stove(verb)

    a kitchen appliance used for cooking food

    "dinner was already on the stove"

  10. range, run(verb)

    change or be different within limits

    "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"

  11. roll, wander, swan, stray, tramp, roam, cast, ramble, rove, range, drift, vagabond(verb)

    move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment

    "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"

  12. range(verb)

    have a range; be capable of projecting over a certain distance, as of a gun

    "This gun ranges over two miles"

  13. range, straddle(verb)

    range or extend over; occupy a certain area

    "The plants straddle the entire state"

  14. range, array, lay out, set out(verb)

    lay out orderly or logically in a line or as if in a line

    "lay out the clothes"; "lay out the arguments"

  15. crop, browse, graze, range, pasture(verb)

    feed as in a meadow or pasture

    "the herd was grazing"

  16. range(verb)

    let eat

    "range the animals in the prairie"

  17. rate, rank, range, order, grade, place(verb)

    assign a rank or rating to

    "how would you rank these students?"; "The restaurant is rated highly in the food guide"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. range(noun)ɪndʒ

    a set of different things of the same type

    a range of shirts in different colors and sizes

  2. rangeɪndʒ

    all the numbers, amounts, etc. included between two limits

    a price/temperature range; toys for the 5-7 age range

  3. rangeɪndʒ

    how far sth can reach, or from how far sth can be reached, seen, heard, etc.

    long/short range vision

  4. rangeɪndʒ

    able to be reached, heard, seen, etc.

    a country within range of their nuclear missiles

  5. rangeɪndʒ

    too far away to be reached, seen, heard, etc.

  6. rangeɪndʒ

    a group of mountains

    a mountain range in the Eastern U.S.

  7. rangeɪndʒ

    an open space for the practice of shooting guns or hitting golf balls

    ***a shooting range

  8. rangeɪndʒ

    a large piece of kitchen equipment with a stove and an oven

    a gas range

  9. range(verb)ɪndʒ

    to vary between a set of limits

    The weather can range from extremely hot to below freezing.; numbers ranging between 3 and 50

  10. rangeɪndʒ

    to include a variety

    a group of people ranging from teachers to politicians

  11. rangeɪndʒ

    (of a conversation, piece of writing, etc.) to be about a number of subjects

    the stand-up comic whose performance ranged over many topics


  1. range(Noun)

    Line or series of mountains

  2. range(Noun)

    A fireplace; a fire or other cooking apparatus; now specifically, a large cooking stove with many hotplates

  3. range(Noun)

    Selection, array. Eg: A range of cars

  4. range(Noun)

    An area for practicing shooting at targets

  5. range(Noun)

    An area for military training or equipment testing

  6. range(Noun)

    The distance from a person or sensor to an object, target, emanation, or event

  7. range(Noun)

    Maximum range of capability (of a weapon, radio, detector, fuel supply, etc.)

    This missile's range is 500 kilometres.

  8. range(Noun)

    An area of open, often unfenced, grazing land

  9. range(Noun)

    The set of values (points) which a function can obtain

  10. range(Verb)

    To travel over (an area, etc); to roam, wander.

  11. range(Verb)

    To exercise the power of something over something else; to cause to submit to, over.

  12. range(Verb)

    To bring (something) into a specified position or relationship (especially, of opposition) with something else.

  13. range(Verb)

    (mathematics, computing; followed by over) Of a variable, to be able to take any of the values in a specified range

    The variable x ranges over all real values from 0 to 10.

  14. range(Verb)

    to classify

  15. range(Noun)

    The length of the smallest interval which contains all the data in a sample; the difference between the largest and smallest observations in the sample

  16. range(Noun)

    The defensive area that a player can cover

    Jones has good range for a big man.

  17. range(Noun)

    The scale of all the tones a voice or an instrument can produce.

  18. range(Noun)

    The geographical area or zone where a species is normally naturally found

  19. range(Noun)

    A sequential list of iterators that are specified by a beginning and ending iterator

    calls the given function on each value in the input range.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Range(noun)

    to set in a row, or in rows; to place in a regular line or lines, or in ranks; to dispose in the proper order; to rank; as, to range soldiers in line

  2. Range(noun)

    to place (as a single individual) among others in a line, row, or order, as in the ranks of an army; -- usually, reflexively and figuratively, (in the sense) to espouse a cause, to join a party, etc

  3. Range(noun)

    to separate into parts; to sift

  4. Range(noun)

    to dispose in a classified or in systematic order; to arrange regularly; as, to range plants and animals in genera and species

  5. Range(noun)

    to rove over or through; as, to range the fields

  6. Range(noun)

    to sail or pass in a direction parallel to or near; as, to range the coast

  7. Range(noun)

    to be native to, or to live in; to frequent

  8. Range(verb)

    to rove at large; to wander without restraint or direction; to roam

  9. Range(verb)

    to have range; to change or differ within limits; to be capable of projecting, or to admit of being projected, especially as to horizontal distance; as, the temperature ranged through seventy degrees Fahrenheit; the gun ranges three miles; the shot ranged four miles

  10. Range(verb)

    to be placed in order; to be ranked; to admit of arrangement or classification; to rank

  11. Range(verb)

    to have a certain direction; to correspond in direction; to be or keep in a corresponding line; to trend or run; -- often followed by with; as, the front of a house ranges with the street; to range along the coast

  12. Range(verb)

    to be native to, or live in, a certain district or region; as, the peba ranges from Texas to Paraguay

  13. Range

    a series of things in a line; a row; a rank; as, a range of buildings; a range of mountains

  14. Range

    an aggregate of individuals in one rank or degree; an order; a class

  15. Range

    the step of a ladder; a rung

  16. Range

    a kitchen grate

  17. Range

    an extended cooking apparatus of cast iron, set in brickwork, and affording conveniences for various ways of cooking; also, a kind of cooking stove

  18. Range

    a bolting sieve to sift meal

  19. Range

    a wandering or roving; a going to and fro; an excursion; a ramble; an expedition

  20. Range

    that which may be ranged over; place or room for excursion; especially, a region of country in which cattle or sheep may wander and pasture

  21. Range

    extent or space taken in by anything excursive; compass or extent of excursion; reach; scope; discursive power; as, the range of one's voice, or authority

  22. Range

    the region within which a plant or animal naturally lives

  23. Range

    the horizontal distance to which a shot or other projectile is carried

  24. Range

    sometimes, less properly, the trajectory of a shot or projectile

  25. Range

    a place where shooting, as with cannons or rifles, is practiced

  26. Range

    in the public land system of the United States, a row or line of townships lying between two successive meridian lines six miles apart

  27. Range

    see Range of cable, below


  1. Range

    In mathematics, the range of a function refers to either the codomain or the image of the function, depending upon usage. The codomain is a set containing the function's outputs, whereas the image is the part of the codomain which consists only of the function's outputs. For example, the function is often described as a function from the real numbers to the real numbers, meaning that its codomain is the set of real numbers R, but its image is the set of non-negative real numbers, as is never negative if is real. Some books use the term range to indicate the codomain R. These books call the actual output of the function the image. This is the current usage for range in computer science. Other books use the term range to indicate the image, that is the non-negative real numbers. In this case, the larger set containing the range is called the codomain. This usage is more common in modern mathematics.

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. range

    1. The distance between any given point and an object or target. 2. Extent or distance limiting the operation or action of something, such as the range of an aircraft, ship, or gun. 3. The distance that can be covered over a hard surface by a ground vehicle, with its rated payload, using the fuel in its tank and its cans normally carried as part of the ground vehicle equipment. 4. Area equipped for practice in shooting at targets. In this meaning, also called target range.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'range' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #452

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'range' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1227

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'range' in Nouns Frequency: #177

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'range' in Verbs Frequency: #527

Anagrams of range

  1. Regan

  2. Nager

  3. Negar

  4. regna

  5. renga

  6. anger

Translations for range

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a selection or variety

a wide range of books for sale; He has a very wide range of interests.

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