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Definition of "range" []

  • Extent of perception, knowledge, experience, or ability. (noun)
  • The area or sphere in which an activity takes place. (noun)
  • The full extent covered: within the range of possibilities. (noun)
  • An amount or extent of variation: a wide price range. (noun)
  • Music The gamut of tones that a voice or instrument is capable of producing. Also called compass. (noun)
  • The limits within which a person or thing can function effectively (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • The limits within which any fluctuation takes place (noun)
  • The total products of a manufacturer, designer, or stockist (noun)
  • The maximum effective distance of a projectile fired from a weapon (noun)
  • The distance between a target and a weapon (noun)
  • An area set aside for shooting practice or rocket testing (noun)
  • The total distance which a ship, aircraft, or land vehicle is capable of covering without taking on fresh fuel (noun)
  • The distance that a particle of ionizing radiation, such as an electron or proton, can travel through a given medium, esp air, before ceasing to cause ionization (noun)
  • (of a function) the set of values that the function takes for all possible arguments (noun)
  • (of a variable) the set of values that a variable can take (noun)
  • (of a quantifier) the set of values that the variable bound by the quantifier can take (noun)
  • A measure of dispersion obtained by subtracting the smallest from the largest sample values (noun)
  • The extent of pitch difference between the highest and lowest notes of a voice, instrument, etc (noun)
  • An extensive tract of open land on which livestock can graze (noun)
  • (as modifier) (noun)
  • The geographical region in which a species of plant or animal normally grows or lives (noun)
  • A rank, row, or series of items (noun)
  • A series or chain of mountains (noun)
  • A large stove with burners and one or more ovens, usually heated by solid fuel (noun)
  • The act or process of ranging (noun)
  • A line of sight taken from the sea along two or more navigational aids that mark a navigable channel (noun)
  • The extension or direction of a survey line, established by marking two or more points (noun)
  • A double-faced bookcase, as in a library (noun)
  • To establish or be situated in a line, row, or series (verb)
  • To put into a specific category; classify (verb)
  • To aim or point (a telescope, gun, etc) or (of a gun, telescope, etc) to be pointed or aimed (verb)
  • To establish the distance of (a target) from (a weapon) (verb)
  • (of a gun or missile) to have a specified range (verb)
  • To traverse (an area); roam (over) (verb)
  • (of an animal or plant) to live or grow in its normal habitat (verb)
  • To put (cattle) to graze on a range (verb)
  • To fluctuate within specific limits (verb)
  • To extend or run in a specific direction (verb)
  • To coil (an anchor rope or chain) so that it will pay out smoothly (verb)
  • (of a vessel) to swing back and forth while at anchor (verb)
  • To make (lines of printers' type) level or even at the margin (verb)

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Use "range" in a sentence
  • "Who indeed can watch the ceaseless observation, and inquiry, and inference going on in a child's mind, or listen to its acute remarks on matters within the range of its faculties, without perceiving that these powers it manifests, if brought to bear systematically upon studies _within the same range_, would readily master them without help?"
  • "The company attempted to trademark the term "range anxiety" to describe worry drivers feel when their battery runs low, a dig on Nissan's Leaf."
  • "CHRISTIAN DUNN: In a nutshell, the Print on Demand range is Black Library's opportunity to not only bring back many of the out-of-print novels from our ten year back catalogue but also introduce new titles that we don't think fit our main range but know that readers would like to see."