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Range meaning

range - 31 dictionary results

  1. 1. To set in a row, or in rows; to place in a regular line or lines, or in ranks; to dispose in the proper order; to rank; as, to range soldiers in line.
  2. 2. To separate into parts; to sift.
  3. 3. To dispose in a classified or in systematic order; to arrange regularly; as, to range plants and animals in genera and species.
  4. 4. To rove over or through; as, to range the fields.
  5. 5. To sail or pass in a direction parallel to or near; as, to range the coast.
  6. 6. To be native to, or to live in; to frequent.
  7. 7. To rove at large; to wander without restraint or direction; to roam.
  8. 8. To have range; to change or differ within limits; to be capable of projecting, or to admit of being projected, especially as to horizontal distance; as, the temperature ranged through seventy degrees Fahrenheit; the gun ranges three miles; the shot ranged four miles.
  9. 9. To be placed in order; to be ranked; to admit of arrangement or classification; to rank.
  10. 10. To be native to, or live in, a certain district or region; as, the peba ranges from Texas to Paraguay.
  11. 11. A series of things in a line; a row; a rank; as, a range of buildings; a range of mountains.
  12. 12. An aggregate of individuals in one rank or degree; an order; a class.
  13. 13. The step of a ladder; a rung.
  14. 14. A kitchen grate.
  15. 15. An extended cooking apparatus of cast iron, set in brickwork, and affording conveniences for various ways of cooking; also, a kind of cooking stove.
  16. 16. A bolting sieve to sift meal.
  17. 17. A wandering or roving; a going to and fro; an excursion; a ramble; an expedition.
  18. 18. That which may be ranged over; place or room for excursion; especially, a region of country in which cattle or sheep may wander and pasture.
  19. 19. Extent or space taken in by anything excursive; compass or extent of excursion; reach; scope; discursive power; as, the range of one's voice, or authority.
  20. 20. The region within which a plant or animal naturally lives.
  21. 21. The horizontal distance to which a shot or other projectile is carried.
  22. 22. Sometimes, less properly, the trajectory of a shot or projectile.
  23. 23. A place where shooting, as with cannons or rifles, is practiced.
  24. 24. In the public land system of the United States, a row or line of townships lying between two successive meridian lines six miles apart.
  25. 25. See Range of cable, below.
  26. 26. To place ( as a single individual) among others in a line, row, or order, as in the ranks of an army; - usually, reflexively and figuratively, ( in the sense) to espouse a cause, to join a party, etc.
  27. 27. To have a certain direction; to correspond in direction; to be or keep in a corresponding line; to trend or run; - often followed by with; as, the front of a house ranges with the street; to range along the coast.
  28. 28. See of cable, below.
  29. 29. A row; order; room for roving or traversing; extent; cooking- stove.
  30. 30. To be placed in order; rove.
  31. 31. To place in a row, or in order; rove through.

range - examples of usage

  1. She wished to be beyond their range. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  2. I feel as if I could shoot pretty straight if I should see them coming within range." - "Ahead of the Army", W. O. Stoddard.
  3. We must keep out o' range." - "Ahead of the Army", W. O. Stoddard.
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