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"
the limits within which something can be effective
"range of motion"; "he was beyond the reach of their fire"
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"
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"
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"
a variety of different things or activities
"he answered a range of questions"; "he was impressed by the range and diversity of the collection"
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"
compass, range, reach, grasp(noun)
the limit of capability
"within the compass of education"
stove, kitchen stove, range, kitchen range, cooking stove(verb)
a kitchen appliance used for cooking food
"dinner was already on the stove"
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"
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"
have a range; be capable of projecting over a certain distance, as of a gun
"This gun ranges over two miles"
range or extend over; occupy a certain area
"The plants straddle the entire state"
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"
crop, browse, graze, range, pasture(verb)
feed as in a meadow or pasture
"the herd was grazing"
"range the animals in the prairie"
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"
Line or series of mountains
A fireplace; a fire or other cooking apparatus; now specifically, a large cooking stove with many hotplates
Selection, array. Eg: A range of cars
An area for practicing shooting at targets
An area for military training or equipment testing
The distance from a person or sensor to an object, target, emanation, or event
Maximum range of capability (of a weapon, radio, detector, fuel supply, etc.)
This missile's range is 500 kilometres.
An area of open, often unfenced, grazing land
The set of values (points) which a function can obtain
To travel over (an area, etc); to roam, wander.
To exercise the power of something over something else; to cause to submit to, over.
To bring (something) into a specified position or relationship (especially, of opposition) with something else.
(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.
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
The defensive area that a player can cover
Jones has good range for a big man.
The scale of all the tones a voice or an instrument can produce.
The geographical area or zone where a species is normally naturally found
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.
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
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
to separate into parts; to sift
to dispose in a classified or in systematic order; to arrange regularly; as, to range plants and animals in genera and species
to rove over or through; as, to range the fields
to sail or pass in a direction parallel to or near; as, to range the coast
to be native to, or to live in; to frequent
to rove at large; to wander without restraint or direction; to roam
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
to be placed in order; to be ranked; to admit of arrangement or classification; to rank
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
to be native to, or live in, a certain district or region; as, the peba ranges from Texas to Paraguay
a series of things in a line; a row; a rank; as, a range of buildings; a range of mountains
an aggregate of individuals in one rank or degree; an order; a class
the step of a ladder; a rung
a kitchen grate
an extended cooking apparatus of cast iron, set in brickwork, and affording conveniences for various ways of cooking; also, a kind of cooking stove
a bolting sieve to sift meal
a wandering or roving; a going to and fro; an excursion; a ramble; an expedition
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
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
the region within which a plant or animal naturally lives
the horizontal distance to which a shot or other projectile is carried
sometimes, less properly, the trajectory of a shot or projectile
a place where shooting, as with cannons or rifles, is practiced
in the public land system of the United States, a row or line of townships lying between two successive meridian lines six miles apart
see Range of cable, below
Origin: [OE. rengen, OF. rengier, F. ranger, OF. renc row, rank, F. rang; of German origin. See Rank, n.]
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
rānj, v.t. to rank or set in a row: to place in proper order: to rove or pass over: to sail in a direction parallel to.—v.i. to be placed in order: to lie in a particular direction: to have range or direction: to rove at large: to beat about, as for game: to sail or pass near: to be on a level: to extend.—n. a row or rank: a class or order: a wandering: room for passing to and fro: space occupied by anything moving: capacity of mind: extent of acquirements: the horizontal distance to which a shot is carried: a space through which a body moves, as the range of a thermometer: the long cooking-stove of a kitchen: a fire-grate.—adj. Rangé (her.), arranged in order, said of small bearings set in a row fessewise.—n. Range′-find′er, an instrument for determining the range of an object by sight.—n.pl. Range′-lights, lights placed in line, usually at or near a lighthouse, so as to direct the course of a ship through a channel: lights on board ship so placed as to give a ready indication of changes of course to other vessels.—n. Rang′er, a rover: a dog that beats the ground: an officer who superintends a forest or park.—n.pl. Rang′ers, a body of mounted troops: a name sometimes taken by clubs of football players, &c.—ns. Rang′ership; Range′-stove, a portable cooking-range.—adj. Ran′gy, disposed to roam: roomy. [Fr. ranger, to range—rang, a rank.]
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms
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.
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Rank popularity for the word 'range' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #452
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Rank popularity for the word 'range' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1227
Rank popularity for the word 'range' in Nouns Frequency: #177
Rank popularity for the word 'range' in Verbs Frequency: #527
The numerical value of range in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of range in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Ignorance gives one a large range of probabilities.
Look abroad through Nature's range, Nature's mighty law is change.
We had assessed that it (the price range) might land in a higher range, but they've gone with a precautionary consideration.
Because it’s so common and disease is so uncommon in that age range, you wouldn’t think it’s a very good age range for that.
For target shooting, that's okay. Get a license and go to the range. For defense of the home, that's why we have police departments.
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- střelnice, obor hodnotCzech
- Herd, Spanne, Palette, Abstand, Weide, Weite, Wertevorrat, Interval, Größenordnung, Gebirgskette, Gebirge, Gebirgszug, Auswahl, Sortiment, Übungsplatz, Schießstand, Entfernung, Reichweite, Zielmenge, Strecke, Bereich, UmfangGerman
- montaro, gamo, atingopovoEsperanto
- sierra, cordillera, distancia, escala, intervalo, gama, rango, autonomía, hornillo, alcance, estufa, dehesa, campo de tiro, extensiónSpanish
- liesi, ampumarata, etäisyys, kantama, laidun, arvojoukko, peittoalue, vaihteluväli, väli, vuorijono, valikoima, joukko, rata, harjoitusalue, välimatka, laidunmaa, ääniala, levinneisyysalue, vuoristo, peittoFinnish
- ensemble d'arrivée, habitat, naturel, cuisinière, sélection, champ, champ de tir, portée, prairie, image, gamme, chaîne, terrain, distance, rayonFrench
- myndmengi, myndIcelandic
- campo, prateria, gamma, habitat, campo di variazione, catena, stufa a legna, varietà, poligono di tiro, distanza, portata, raggio, registro, distesa, immagine, ambiente naturale, estensione, fornello, assortimentoItalian
- oefenterrein, afstand, bereik, spreiding, fornuis, verspreidingsgebied, bergketenDutch
- piec, kuchenka, gama, strzelnica, pasmo górskie, wybór, pastwiskoPolish
- serra, imagem, cordilheira, gama, alcancePortuguese
- [[горный, ассортимент, дальность, полигон, дальнобойность, пастбище, [[область]] [[распространение, разбро́с, диапазон, ареал, [[горный]] [[хребет]], плита, ряд, стрельбище, досягаемость, тир, область, множествоRussian
- räckvidd, bergskedja, urval, skjutbana, värdemängdSwedish
- Değer kümesiTurkish
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