|1.||[ noun ] an area in which something acts or operates or has power or control|
|Synonyms:||scope compass reach orbit ambit|
: "the range of a supersonic jet" within the scope of an investigation" "outside the reach of the law" "in the political orbit of a world power"
|Related terms:||extent horizon sweep spectrum gamut palette confines approximate_range latitude contrast internationality compass|
|2.||[ verb ] 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"
|Related terms:||be run run scope|
|3.||[ noun ] the limits within which something can be effective|
"range of motion" "he was beyond the reach of their fire"
|Related terms:||limit view earshot rifle_range reach|
|4.||[ noun ] (mathematics) the limits of the values a function can take|
"the range of this function is the interval from 0 to 1"
|Related terms:||domain limit|
|5.||[ noun ] (geography) 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"
|Related terms:||tract home_range graze|
|6.||[ verb ] move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment|
|Synonyms:||wander roam drift rove stray vagabond roll cast ramble tramp swan|
"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"
|Related terms:||travel maunder gallivant stray wander straggler wanderer alley_cat wandering rambler vagabond drifting hiker|
|7.||[ verb ] have a range; be capable of projecting over a certain distance, as of a gun|
"This gun ranges over two miles"
|Related terms:||carry compass|
|8.||[ noun ] (arms) 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"
|Related terms:||facility test_range rifle_range practice_range|
|9.||[ verb ] lay out in a line|
|Synonyms:||lay_out set_out array|
|Related terms:||arrange compart array|
|10.||[ verb ] range or extend over; occupy a certain area|
"The plants straddle the entire state"
|Related terms:||constitute spread-eagle scope|
|11.||[ noun ] (geography) a series of hills or mountains|
|Synonyms:||range_of_mountains chain mountain_chain chain_of_mountains mountain_range|
"the valley was between two ranges of hills" "the plains lay just beyond the mountain range"
|Related terms:||geological_formation selkirk_mountains Adirondacks Alleghenies Appalachians Great_Smoky_Mountains Berkshires Black_Hills Cascades Catskills Coast_Range Cumberland_Mountains Apennines Caucasus Karakoram Kunlun Hindu_Kush Tien_Shan Andes Alaska_Range Alps Balkans Ozarks Pyrenees Rockies Sierra_Nevada Teton_Range St._Elias_Range Himalayas Blue_Ridge_Mountains sierra Urals admiralty_range cantabrian_mountains dolomite_alps guadalupe_mountains mesabi_range nan_ling sacramento_mountains sierra_madre_occidental sierra_madre_oriental sierra_nevada atlas_mountains australian_alps carpathian_mountains eastern_highlands mount_carmel rhodope_mountains san_juan_mountains pass massif|
|12.||[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 6789|
|13.||[ verb ] assign a rank or rating to|
|Synonyms:||rate place grade rank order|
"how would you rank these students?" "The restaurant is rated highly in the food guide"
|Related terms:||judge downgrade upgrade subordinate reorder sequence shortlist superordinate prioritize seed order rank order place gradation grader gradation|
|14.||[ verb ] (food) let eat|
"range the animals in the prairie"
|Related terms:||feed grass crop|
|15.||[ noun ] a variety of different things or activities|
"he answered a range of questions" "he was impressed by the range and diversity of the collection"
|Related terms:||assortment band|
|16.||[ noun ] the limit of capability|
|Synonyms:||reach grasp compass|
"within the compass of education"
|Related terms:||capability sight|
|17.||[ verb ] (food) feed as in a meadow or pasture|
|Synonyms:||graze browse pasture crop|
"the herd was grazing"
|Related terms:||feed crop graze eatage graze browse|
|18.||[ noun ] (food) a kitchen appliance used for cooking food|
|Synonyms:||stove cooking_stove kitchen_range kitchen_stove|
"dinner was already on the stove"
|Related terms:||kitchen_appliance gas_range Primus_stove cookstove charcoal_burner potbelly electric_range spirit_stove grate|