n. adj. v. ranged, rang•ing
1) the extent to which or the limits between which variation is possible:
the range of steel prices[/ex]
2) the extent or scope of something:
one's range of vision[/ex]
3) the distance to which a projectile may be sent by a weapon
4) the distance of the target from the weapon
5) an area equipped with targets for practice in shooting:
a rifle range[/ex]
6) rkt an area used for flight-testing missiles
7) the distance of something from the point of operation, as in sound ranging
8) trs the distance that can be covered by an aircraft, ship, etc., carrying a normal load without refueling
9) sta the difference between the largest and smallest values in a statistical distribution
10) bui a continuous course of masonry of the same height from end to end
11) geo
a) sur the horizontal direction or extension of a survey line established by two or more marked points
b) sur geg one of a series of divisions of tracts of public land numbered east and west from the principal meridian of a survey and consisting of a tier of townships
12) naut. navig. (in navigation) a line established by markers or lights on shore for the location of soundings
13) a rank, class, or order
14) a row, line, or series, as of persons or things
15) the act of moving around, as over an area or region
16) ahb.
Also called rangeland an area or tract that is or may be ranged over, esp. an open region for the grazing of livestock.
17) ecl the region over which a population or species is distributed:
the range of the Baltimore oriole[/ex]
18) math. Math. the set of all values attained by a given function throughout its domain
19) a chain of mountains forming a single system:
the Cascade Range[/ex]
20) a large cooking stove having burners on the top surface and containing one or more ovens
21) ahb. working or grazing on a range
22) to draw up or arrange (persons or things) in rows or lines or in a specific position
23) to place in a particular class; classify
24) to make straight, level, or even, as lines of type
25) to pass over or through (an area or region), as in exploring
26) ahb. to pasture (cattle) on a range
27) to direct or train, as a telescope
28) to ascertain the distance of
29) naut. navig. to lay out (an anchor cable) so that the anchor may descend smoothly
30) to vary within certain limits:
Prices range from $20 to $50[/ex]
31) to extend within extreme points of a scale:
emotions ranging from smugness to despair[/ex]
32) to move around or through a region, as animals
33) to roam or wander:
talks ranging over a variety of subjects[/ex]
34) to extend in a certain direction:
a boundary ranging from east and west[/ex]
35) to lie or extend in the same line or plane as another or others
36) to extend or occur over an area or throughout a period, as an animal or plant
37) to find the range of something aimed at or to be located
Etymology: 1350–1400; (n.) < OF renge row

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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