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Noun: range  reynj
  1. An area in which something acts or operates or has power or control:
    "a piano has a greater range than the human voice";
    - scope, reach, orbit, compass, ambit
  2. The limits within which something can be effective
    "range of motion";
    - reach
  3. 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. A series of hills or mountains
    "the valley was between two ranges of hills"; "the plains lay just beyond the mountain range";
    - mountain range, range of mountains, chain, mountain chain, chain of mountains
  5. 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. 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. (mathematics) the set of values of the dependent variable for which a function is defined
    "the image of f(x) = xrange2 is the set of all non-negative real numbers if the domain of the function is the set of all real numbers";
    - image, range of a function
  8. The limit of capability
    "within the range of education";
    - compass, reach, grasp
  9. A kitchen appliance used for cooking food
    "dinner was already on the range";
    - stove, kitchen stove, kitchen range, cooking stove
Verb: range  reynj
  1. Change or be different within limits
    "Estimates for the losses in the earthquake range as high as $2 billion"; "The instruments ranged from tuba to cymbals"; "My students range from very bright to dull";
    - run
  2. Move about aimlessly or without any fixed destination
    "They ranged from town to town";
    - roll, wander, swan [informal], stray, tramp, roam, cast, ramble, rove, drift, vagabond [archaic]
  3. Have a range; be capable of projecting over a certain distance, as of a gun
    "This gun ranges over two miles"
  4. Range or extend over; occupy a certain area
    "The plants range the entire state";
    - straddle
  5. Lay out orderly or logically in a line or as if in a line
    "range the clothes";
    - array, lay out, set out
  6. Feed as in a meadow or pasture
    "the herd was ranging";
    - crop, browse, graze, pasture
  7. Let eat
    "range the animals in the prairie"
  8. Assign a rank or rating to
    - rate, rank, order, grade, place

Derived forms: ranging, ranges, ranged

See also: set

Type of: arrange, assortment, be, capability, capableness, comprise, constitute, eat, evaluate, extent, facility, feed, formation, geological formation, give, go, installation, judge, kitchen appliance, limit, locomote, make up, miscellanea, miscellany, mixed bag [informal], mixture, motley, move, parcel, parcel of land, pass judgment, piece of ground, piece of land, potentiality, potpourri, represent, salmagundi, set, set up, smorgasbord, smörgåsbord, tract, travel, variety

Encyclopedia: Range, Ohio