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Definition of "ranger" []

  • A wanderer; a rover. (noun)
  • A member of an armed troop employed in patrolling a specific region. (noun)
  • A member of a group of U.S. soldiers specially trained for making raids either on foot, in ground vehicles, or by airlift. (noun)
  • A warden employed to maintain and protect a natural area, such as a forest or park. (noun)
  • Chiefly British The keeper of a royal forest or park. (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.

Use "ranger" in a sentence
  • ""When a man hires out to be a ranger," Ross went on, "he don't expect to be a carpenter, or a stone mason; he expects to be a _ranger_!""
  • "Within this publication, the term ranger force describes any size force consisting mainly of members of the ranger regiment and led by a member of the ranger regiment's chain of command."
  • "For example, the ranger is automatically trained in Dungeoneering or Nature (your choice), and then can choose four others at first level from their class skills list – acrobatics, athletics, dungeoneering, endurance, heal, nature, perception, and stealth."