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range

range

 
 
pronunciation:
reInj
parts of speech:
noun, adjective, transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the extent or limits of possible variation.
I hope they have a piano within the range of what I can afford to pay.
synonyms:
continuum, gamut
similar words:
extent
definition 2: the sphere or scope of activity or functioning of something.
When we were within the range of hearing his shouts, we began to run faster.
synonyms:
reach
similar words:
area, register, size, sound
definition 3: the distance between a weapon and a target.
These missiles travel over a long range.
definition 4: an area used for target shooting.
The police recruits are training at the target range.
definition 5: a large open region used for the grazing of livestock.
Cattle wander on the open range.
definition 6: a series of mountain peaks.
The Himalayan mountain range is the highest on earth.
 
synonyms:
mountain range
similar words:
ridge
definition 7: the area over which something is distributed.
similar words:
carry, domain
definition 8: a cooking stove with burners and an oven.
synonyms:
stove
definition 9: an order or rank.
synonyms:
rank
definition 10: an area where missiles are launched.
 
part of speech: adjective
definition: grazing or having grazed on a range, as cattle.
They're researching a disease that affects range cattle.
synonyms:
grazing
similar words:
field
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: ranged, ranges, ranging
definition 1: to arrange in a systematic way; order or classify.
We range the books from smallest to largest on this shelf.
synonyms:
arrange, classify, order, type
similar words:
array, categorize, class, grade, group, line
definition 2: to move over or through.
The camels ranged the landscape.
synonyms:
traverse
similar words:
roam, track, travel, wander
definition 3: to pasture (animals).
They range the cattle in the foothills.
synonyms:
graze, pasture
similar words:
grass, rove
definition 4: to determine the distance of (something aimed at).
similar words:
calculate, measure, sight
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to fluctuate within defined limits.
The sound ranges from loud to soft.The ticket prices range from twenty to fifty dollars.
similar words:
alternate, extend, fluctuate, vary
definition 2: to extend in a row or line.
Small shops range along the street.
synonyms:
rank
similar words:
align, extend, lie, line, run, stretch
definition 3: to roam; wander.
He ranged all over Kentucky before settling down.The discussion always ranges over many subjects.
synonyms:
roam, wander
similar words:
extend, pass, rove
definition 4: to be found or to extend throughout a period or region.
This type of plant ranges from Southern California down through most of Mexico.
similar words:
be, exist, extend, wander
definition 5: to find a point at which something can be aimed.
similar words:
sight, target
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