(1) A place for shooting (firing or driving) projectiles of various kinds
"The army maintains a missile range in the desert"
"Any good golf club will have a range where you can practice"
(2) A kitchen appliance used for cooking food
"Dinner was already on the stove"
(3) An area in which something acts or operates or has power or control: "the range of a supersonic jet"
"The ambit of municipal legislation"
"Within the compass of this article"
"Within the scope of an investigation"
"Outside the reach of the law"
"In the political orbit of a world power"
(4) The limit of capability
"Within the compass of education"
(5) A variety of different things or activities
"He answered a range of questions"
"He was impressed by the range and diversity of the collection"
(6) The limits within which something can be effective
"Range of motion"
"He was beyond the reach of their fire"
(7) A large tract of grassy open land on which livestock can graze
"They used to drive the cattle across the open range every spring"
"He dreamed of a home on the range"
(8) A series of hills or mountains
"The valley was between two ranges of hills"
"The plains lay just beyond the mountain range"
(9) The limits of the values a function can take
"The range of this function is the interval from 0 to 1"
(10) Assign a rank or rating to
"How would you rank these students?"
"The restaurant is rated highly in the food guide"
(11) Let eat
"Range the animals in the prairie"
(12) Lay out orderly or logically in a line or as if in a line
"Lay out the clothes"
"Lay out the arguments"
(13) Feed as in a meadow or pasture
"The herd was grazing"
(14) Move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment
"The gypsies roamed the woods"
"The wandering Jew"
"The cattle roam across the prairie"
"The laborers drift from one town to the next"
"They rolled from town to town"
(15) Range or extend over; occupy a certain area
"The plants straddle the entire state"
(16) Change or be different within limits
"Estimates for the losses in the earthquake range as high as $2 billion"
"Interest rates run from 5 to 10 percent"
"The instruments ranged from tuba to cymbals"
"My students range from very bright to dull"
(17) Have a range; be capable of projecting over a certain distance, as of a gun
"This gun ranges over two miles"
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- Line or series of mountains.
- Large fuel-burning stove.
- Selection, array. Eg: A range of cars.
- An area for practicing shooting at targets.
- An area for military training or equipment testing.
- The distance from a person or sensor to an object, target, emanation, or event.
- We could see the ship at a range of five miles.
- One can use the speed of sound to estimate the range of a lightning flash.
- Maximum range of capability (of a weapon, radio, detector, fuel supply, etc.).
- This missile's range is 500 kilometres.
- An area of open, often unfenced, grazing land.
- The set of values (points) which a function can obtain.
- The length of the smallest interval which contains all the data in a sample; the difference between the largest and smallest observations in the sample.
- The defensive area that a player can cover.
- Jones has good range for a big man.
- Compass - The scale of all the tones a voice or an instrument can produce.
- The geographical area or zone where a species is normally naturally found.
- (followed by over) or To travel over (an area, etc) with a particular purpose.
- (mathematics, computing; followed by over) Of a variable, to be able to take any of the values in a specified range.
- The variable x ranges over all real values from 0 to 10.