Definitions for range

Definitions for (noun) range

Main entry: range

Definition: a place for shooting (firing or driving) projectiles of various kinds

Usage: the army maintains a missile range in the desert; any good golf club will have a range where you can practice

Main entry: stove, cooking stove, kitchen range, kitchen stove, range

Definition: a kitchen appliance used for cooking food

Usage: dinner was already on the stove

Main entry: compass, scope, orbit, range, reach, ambit

Definition: an area in which something acts or operates or has power or control: "the range of a supersonic jet"

Usage: a piano has a greater range than the human voice; the ambit of municipal legislation; within the compass of this article; within the scope of an investigation; outside the reach of the law; in the political orbit of a world power

Main entry: range, reach, compass, grasp

Definition: the limit of capability

Usage: within the compass of education

Main entry: image, range, range of a function

Definition: (mathematics) the set of values of the dependent variable for which a function is defined

Usage: the image of f(x) = x^2 is the set of all non-negative real numbers if the domain of the function is the set of all real numbers

Main entry: range

Definition: a variety of different things or activities

Usage: he answered a range of questions; he was impressed by the range and diversity of the collection

Main entry: range, reach

Definition: the limits within which something can be effective

Usage: range of motion; he was beyond the reach of their fire

Main entry: range

Definition: a large tract of grassy open land on which livestock can graze

Usage: they used to drive the cattle across the open range every spring; he dreamed of a home on the range

Main entry: range, range of mountains, mountain chain, mountain range, chain, chain of mountains

Definition: a series of hills or mountains

Usage: the valley was between two ranges of hills; the plains lay just beyond the mountain range

Definitions for (verb) range

Main entry: place, range, rank, rate, grade, order

Definition: assign a rank or rating to

Usage: how would you rank these students?; The restaurant is rated highly in the food guide

Main entry: range

Definition: let eat

Usage: range the animals in the prairie

Main entry: array, range, set out, lay out

Definition: lay out orderly or logically in a line or as if in a line

Usage: lay out the clothes; lay out the arguments

Main entry: range, crop, browse, pasture, graze

Definition: feed as in a meadow or pasture

Usage: the herd was grazing

Main entry: tramp, swan, stray, drift, cast, roam, ramble, range, vagabond, wander, roll, rove

Definition: move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment

Usage: 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; They rolled from town to town

Main entry: range, straddle

Definition: range or extend over; occupy a certain area

Usage: The plants straddle the entire state

Main entry: run, range

Definition: change or be different within limits

Usage: 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

Main entry: range

Definition: have a range; be capable of projecting over a certain distance, as of a gun

Usage: This gun ranges over two miles

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