Definition of Range

1. Noun. An area in which something acts or operates or has power or control:. "In the political orbit of a world power"

2. Verb. Change or be different within limits. "My students range from very bright to dull"
Exact synonyms: Run
Generic synonyms: Be
Related verbs: Extend, Go, Lead, Pass, Run, Lead, Run

3. Verb. Move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment. "They range in the countryside"; "They rolled from town to town"
Exact synonyms: Cast, Drift, Ramble, Roam, Roll, Rove, Stray, Swan, Tramp, Vagabond, Wander
Generic synonyms: Go, Locomote, Move, Travel
Specialized synonyms: Maunder, Gad, Gallivant, Jazz Around
Related verbs: Drift, Err, Stray, Wander
Derivative terms: Drifter, Drifting, Ramble, Rambler, Roamer, Roving, Stray, Strayer, Tramp, Vagabond, Vagabond, Vagabondage, Wanderer, Wandering

4. Noun. The limits within which something can be effective. "He was beyond the reach of their fire"
Exact synonyms: Reach
Specialized synonyms: Earreach, Earshot, Hearing, Eyeshot, View, Rifle Range, Rifle Shot
Generic synonyms: Limit
Derivative terms: Reach

5. Verb. Have a range; be capable of projecting over a certain distance, as of a gun. "This gun ranges over two miles"
Specialized synonyms: Carry

6. Noun. A large tract of grassy open land on which livestock can graze. "He dreamed of a home on the range"
Specialized synonyms: Home Range, Home Territory
Generic synonyms: Parcel, Parcel Of Land, Piece Of Ground, Piece Of Land, Tract
Derivative terms: Rangy, Rangy

7. Verb. Range or extend over; occupy a certain area. "The plants straddle the entire state"
Exact synonyms: Straddle
Generic synonyms: Be, Comprise, Constitute, Make Up, Represent
Specialized synonyms: Spread-eagle

8. Noun. A series of hills or mountains. "The plains lay just beyond the mountain range"
Exact synonyms: Chain, Chain Of Mountains, Mountain Chain, Mountain Range, Range Of Mountains
Specialized synonyms: Adirondack Mountains, Adirondacks, Admiralty Range, Alaska Range, Alleghenies, Allegheny Mountains, Alps, The Alps, Altai Mountains, Altay Mountains, Andes, Apennines, Appalachian Mountains, Appalachians, Atlas Mountains, Australian Alps, Balkan Mountain Range, Balkan Mountains, Balkans, Berkshire Hills, Berkshires, Black Hills, Blue Ridge, Blue Ridge Mountains, Cantabrian Mountains, Carpathian Mountains, Carpathians, Cascade Mountains, Cascade Range, Cascades, Catskill Mountains, Catskills, Caucasus, Caucasus Mountains, Coast Mountains, Coast Range, Cumberland Mountains, Cumberland Plateau, Dolomite Alps, Eastern Highlands, Great Dividing Range, Great Smoky Mountains, Green Mountains, Guadalupe Mountains, Himalaya, Himalaya Mountains, Himalayas, Hindu Kush, Hindu Kush Mountains, Karakoram, Karakoram Range, Karakorum Range, Mustagh, Mustagh Range, Kuenlun, Kuenlun Mountains, Kunlan Shan, Kunlun, Kunlun Mountains, Mesabi Range, Mount Carmel, Nan Ling, Ozark Mountains, Ozark Plateau, Ozarks, Pamir Mountains, The Pamirs, Pyrenees, Rhodope Mountains, Rockies, Rocky Mountains, Sacramento Mountains, San Juan Mountains, Sayan Mountains, Selkirk Mountains, Sierra, Sierra Madre Occidental, Sierra Madre Oriental, High Sierra, Sierra Nevada, Sierra Nevada Mountains, Sierra Nevada, St. Elias Mountains, St. Elias Range, Taconic Mountains, Teton Range, Tien Shan, Tyan Shan, Transylvanian Alps, Tyrolean Alps, Ural Mountains, Urals
Generic synonyms: Formation, Geological Formation
Terms within: Massif, Mountain Pass, Notch, Pass

9. Verb. Lay out orderly or logically in a line or as if in a line. "Lay out the arguments"
Exact synonyms: Array, Lay Out, Set Out
Generic synonyms: Arrange, Set Up
Specialized synonyms: Compart
Derivative terms: Array

10. Noun. A place for shooting (firing or driving) projectiles of various kinds. "Any good golf club will have a range where you can practice"
Generic synonyms: Facility, Installation
Specialized synonyms: Practice Range, Rifle Range, Test Range

11. Verb. Feed as in a meadow or pasture. "The animals range"; "The herd was grazing"
Exact synonyms: Browse, Crop, Graze, Pasture
Generic synonyms: Eat, Feed
Related verbs: Crop, Graze, Pasture
Derivative terms: Browse, Graze, Grazing, Pasturage, Pasture, Pasture

12. Noun. A variety of different things or activities. "He was impressed by the range and diversity of the collection"

13. Verb. Let eat. "Range the animals in the prairie"
Generic synonyms: Feed, Give
Related verbs: Browse, Crop, Graze, Pasture

14. 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"
Exact synonyms: Image, Range Of A Function
Category relationships: Math, Mathematics, Maths
Generic synonyms: Set

15. Noun. The limit of capability. "Within the compass of education"
Exact synonyms: Compass, Grasp, Reach
Generic synonyms: Capability, Capableness, Potentiality
Specialized synonyms: Ken, Sight
Derivative terms: Compass

16. Verb. Assign a rank or rating to. "Sam and Sue range the movie "; "The restaurant is rated highly in the food guide"

17. Noun. A kitchen appliance used for cooking food. "Dinner was already on the stove"

Definition of Range

1. v. t. 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. v. i. To rove at large; to wander without restraint or direction; to roam.

3. n. A series of things in a line; a row; a rank; as, a range of buildings; a range of mountains.

Definition of Range

1. Noun. Line or series of mountains ¹

2. Noun. A fireplace; a fire or other cooking apparatus; now specifically, a large cooking stove with many hotplates ¹

3. Noun. Selection, array. Eg: ''A range of cars'' ¹

4. Noun. An area for practicing shooting at targets ¹

5. Noun. An area for military training or equipment testing ¹

6. Noun. The distance from a person or sensor to an object, target, emanation, or event ¹

7. Noun. Maximum range of capability (of a weapon, radio, detector, fuel supply, etc.) ¹

8. Noun. An area of open, often unfenced, grazing land ¹

9. Noun. (mathematics) The set of values (points) which a function can obtain ¹

10. Noun. (statistics) 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 ¹

11. Noun. (sports baseball) The defensive area that a player can cover ¹

12. Noun. (music) The scale of all the tones a voice or an instrument can produce. ¹

13. Noun. (ecology) The geographical area or zone where a species is normally naturally found ¹

14. Noun. (programming) A sequential list of iterators that are specified by a beginning and ending iterator ¹

15. Verb. (intransitive) To travel (term over) (an area, etc); to roam, wander. (defdate from 15th c.) ¹

16. Verb. (obsolete intransitive) To exercise the power of something over something else; to cause to submit (term to), (term over). (defdate 16th-19th c.) ¹

17. Verb. (transitive) To bring (something) into a specified position or relationship (especially, of opposition) with something else. (defdate from 16th c.) ¹

18. Verb. (intransitive) (''mathematics, computing''; ''followed by'' '''over''') Of a variable, to be able to take any of the values in a specified range ¹

19. Verb. (transitive) to classify ¹

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Definition of Range

1. to place in a particular order [v RANGED, RANGING, RANGES]

Medical Definition of Range

1. The set of conditions throughout which an organism (for example, plant species) naturally occurs. (09 Oct 1997)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Range

ranelic acid
rang off
range (current term)
range animal
range finder
range finders
range hood
range in
range of accommodation
range of convergence
range of motion
range of mountains
range pole
range poles

Literary usage of Range

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Bulletin by Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey (1900)
"The most important parts of this range are shown in detail on the ... Along this hill range to the east of Douglas county no outcrops of the traps have been ..."

2. Annual Report by Geological Survey of Canada (1906)
"They almost completely surround the Illtyd range and separate it from the main range to ... THE ILLTYD range. The Illtyd range is anticlinal in structure. ..."

3. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1902)
"The Cascade range throughout a large part of its extent rests upon Cretaceous ... This depressed area beneath the lavas of the Cascade range must not be ..."

4. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"Of such one-fold spaces, the simplest, and hence in a sense the most important, varieties are the range and the pencil, the former being the straight line ..."

5. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"Between the Kootenay and the Bitter-Root range are the Cabinet Mountains, ... The Mission range extends almost due north and south for about 100 miles, ..."

6. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"Of such one-fold spaces, the simplest, and hence in a sense the most important, varieties are the range and the pencil, the former being the straight line ..."

7. Annual Report (1873)
"No sedimentary rocks were observed ¡u the Culebra range. Ore deposits are found at but one locality in this range, viz, one mile east of Culebra Peak. ..."

8. The American Journal of Psychology by Granville Stanley Hall, Edward Bradford Titchener (1893)
"The second question was : Does sex have anything to do with difference in the range! There is a prevalent belief that woman has a better color eye than man, ..."

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