range meaning

[ reindʒ ] Pronunciation:   "range" in a sentence
  • Noun: range  reynj
    1. An area in which something acts or operates or has power or control
      "the range of a supersonic jet"; "a piano has a greater range than the human voice"
    Verb: range  reynj
    1. Change or be different within limits
      "Estimates for the losses in the earthquake range as high as $2 billion"; "The instruments ranged from tuba to cymbals"; "My students range from very bright to dull"
      - run 
    2. Move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment
      - roll, wander, swan, stray, tramp, roam, cast, ramble, rove, drift, vagabond 
    3. Have a range; be capable of projecting over a certain distance, as of a gun
      "This gun ranges over two miles" 
    4. Range or extend over; occupy a certain area
      - straddle 
    5. Lay out orderly or logically in a line or as if in a line
      - array, lay out, set out 
    6. Feed as in a meadow or pasture
      - crop, browse, graze, pasture 
    7. Let eat
      "range the animals in the prairie" 
    8. Assign a rank or rating to
      - rate, rank, order, grade, place

    Derived forms: ranging, ranged, ranges

    See also: ranging, rangy

    Type of: arrange, assortment, be, capability, capableness, comprise, constitute, eat, evaluate, extent, facility, feed, formation, geological formation, give, go, installation, judge, kitchen appliance, limit, locomote, make up, miscellanea, miscellany, mixed bag, mixture, motley, move, parcel, parcel of land, pass judgment, piece of ground, piece of land, potentiality, potpourri, represent, salmagundi, set, set up, smorgasbord, tract, travel, variety

    Encyclopedia: Range

  • [Architecture]

    In masonry, a row or course, as of stone.


    A line of objects in direct succession, as a range of columns.

  • [Business]
    noun, verb



    1 [C, usually sing.]

    a variety of things of a particular type:

    The hotel offers a wide range of facilities and services.

    The drugs are not approved until they have passed the full range of tests.

    2 [C]

    a set of products of a particular type:

    The new range of hair products will be launched in July.

    The company has announced price cuts on its clothing ranges.


    3 [C, usually sing.]

    the limits between which sth varies:

    Most of our customers are in the 18-30 age range.

    The budget increase will be in the range of 3 to 5%.

    Earnings for the year are likely to fall within the range of our forecasts.

    The dollar traded safely in its recent range against the euro.

    verb [no obj]

    1 range from A to B | range between A and B

    to vary between two particular amounts, sizes, etc., including others between them:

    Prices range from $20 to $50.

    The rate of tax ranges between 15% and 40%.

    The students range in age from 25 to 65.

    2 range from A to B

    to include a variety of different things in addition to those mentioned:

    There are hundreds of job advertisements, ranging from trainee to senior management positions.

    The company's products range from coffee to shampoo.

  • [Defence]

    1. The distance between any given point and an object or target.
    2. Extent or distance limiting the operation or action of something, such as the range of an aircraft, ship, or gun.
    3. The distance that can be covered over a hard surface by a ground vehicle, with its rated payload, using the fuel in its tank and its cans normally carried as part of the ground vehicle equipment.
    4. Area equipped for practice in shooting at targets.
    In this meaning, also called target range.

  • [Economics]
    The difference between the largest and the smallest observed or possible values of a variable. The range can always be expressed in absolute terms: if the variable always has the same sign, it can also be expressed in relative terms, as the difference in the logarithms of the largest and smallest values. The range is not usually a good measure of dispersion, as it makes use of only two observations, which may each be outlier, that is, the result of freak events or statistical mistakes.


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  1. his glance ranged over the orderly rows.
  2. the ship came within range of the guns.
  3. what is the range of the pelagic environment?
  4. that subject is outside my range.
  5. he shot the lion at point-blank range.

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