Definition of Ranger

1. Noun. A member of the Texas state highway patrol; formerly a mounted lawman who maintained order on the frontier.

Exact synonyms: Texas Ranger
Generic synonyms: Law Officer, Lawman, Peace Officer



2. Noun. An official who is responsible for managing and protecting an area of forest.
Exact synonyms: Fire Warden, Forest Fire Fighter
Specialized synonyms: Coyote
Generic synonyms: Fire Fighter, Fire-eater, Firefighter, Fireman, Functionary, Official

3. Noun. A member of a military unit trained as shock troops for hit-and-run raids.

Definition of Ranger

1. n. One who ranges; a rover; sometimes, one who ranges for plunder; a roving robber.

Definition of Ranger

1. Noun. A keeper, guardian, or soldier who ranges over a region (generally of wilderness) to protect the area or enforce the law. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Ranger

1. an officer supervising the care of a forest [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Ranger

range pole
range poles
rangebased
rangebound
ranged
ranged weapon
rangefinder
rangefinders
rangefree
rangehood
rangeland
rangelands
rangement
rangeomorph
rangeomorphs
ranger (current term)
ranger vest
rangering
rangers
rangership
rangerships
ranges
rangier
rangiest
rangily
ranginess
ranginesses
ranging
ranging pole
rangle

Literary usage of Ranger

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

1. The Civil War in Song and Story, 1860-1865 by Frank Moore (1889)
"The ranger had drawn his revolver. He fired it after his opponent, and the hall passed through his coat, Not another one of the retreating rebels attempted ..."

2. The Mentor (1894)
"ranger. IN my sketch of Mr. McNeile I have traced the career of an earnest ... Dr. ranger has chosen for his own the strenuous lot of a London solicitor. ..."

3. Great Britain: Handbook for Travellers by Karl Baedeker (Firm) (1906)
"From Carnarvon we may also reach (13 M.) Beddgelert in 2i/< hrs. via the (8 M.) Snowdon ranger by the coach making the circuit of Snowdon (see p. 307). ..."

4. Songs of the Cattle Trail and Cow Camp by John Avery Lomax (1919)
"A ranger HE never made parade of tooth or claw; He was plain as us that nursed the bawlin' herds. Though he had a rather meanin'-lookin' jaw, ..."

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