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Noun: range  reynj
  1. 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";
    - 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 destination, often in search of food or employment
    "They ranged from town to town";
    - roll, wander, swan, stray, tramp, roam, cast, ramble, rove, drift, vagabond
  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: ranging

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, 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