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  • noun
    The area of variation between upper and lower limits on a particular scale. (the cost will be in the range of $1–5 million a day)
    A set of different things of the same general type. (the area offers a wide range of activities for the tourist)
    The distance within which a person can see or hear. (something lurked just beyond her range of vision)
    A line or series of mountains or hills. (a mountain range)
    A large area of open land for grazing or hunting. (on dude ranches, tourists put on crisp new western gear to ride the range)
    A large cooking stove with burners or hotplates and one or more ovens, all of which are kept continually hot. (a wood-burning kitchen range)
    A row of buildings. (Townesend's Durham quadrangle range at Trinity College)
    The direction or position in which something lies. (the range of the hills and valleys is nearly from north to south)
    Vary or extend between specified limits. (prices range from £30 to £100)
    Place or arrange in a row or rows or in a specified manner. (a table with half a dozen chairs ranged around it)
    Place oneself or be placed in opposition to (a person or group) (Japan ranged herself against the European nations)
    (of a person or animal) travel or wander over a wide area. (patrols ranged deep into enemy territory)
    Obtain the range of a target by adjustment after firing past it or short of it, or by the use of radar or laser equipment. (radar-type transmissions which appeared to be ranging on our convoys)
  • adjective
    (of a person or their lifestyle) orderly; settled. (it's possible to be too rangé)


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