1. An area in which something acts or operates or has power or control: (synset 105132642)
    "the range of a supersonic jet"; "a piano has a greater range than the human voice"; "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"
  2. The limits within which something can be effective (synset 108646496)
    "range of motion"; "he was beyond the reach of their fire"
  3. A large tract of grassy open land on which livestock can graze (synset 108646774)
    "they used to drive the cattle across the open range every spring"; "he dreamed of a home on the range"
  4. A series of hills or mountains (synset 109426609)
    "the valley was between two ranges of hills"; "the plains lay just beyond the mountain range"
  5. A place for shooting (firing or driving) projectiles of various kinds (synset 104060330)
    "the army maintains a missile range in the desert"; "any good golf club will have a range where you can practice"
  6. A variety of different things or activities (synset 108416543)
    "he answered a range of questions"; "he was impressed by the range and diversity of the collection"
  7. (mathematics) the set of values of the dependent variable for which a function is defined (synset 108016746)
    "the image of f(x) = x^2 is the set of all non-negative real numbers if the domain of the function is the set of all real numbers"
  8. The limit of capability (synset 105631411)
    "within the compass of education"
  9. A kitchen appliance used for cooking food (synset 104337478)
    "dinner was already on the stove"
  1. Change or be different within limits (synset 202732914)
    "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"
  2. Move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment (synset 201885173)
    "The gypsies roamed the woods"; "roving vagabonds"; "the wandering Jew"; "The cattle roam across the prairie"; "the laborers drift from one town to the next"; "They rolled from town to town"
  3. Have a range;
    Be capable of projecting over a certain distance, as of a gun (synset 202747024)
    "This gun ranges over two miles"
  4. Range or extend over;
    Occupy a certain area (synset 202696226)
    "The plants straddle the entire state"
  5. Lay out orderly or logically in a line or as if in a line (synset 201476839)
    "lay out the clothes"; "lay out the arguments"
  6. Feed as in a meadow or pasture (synset 201578996)
    "the herd was grazing"
  7. Let eat (synset 201207059)
    "range the animals in the prairie"
  8. Assign a rank or rating to (synset 200659723)
    "how would you rank these students?"; "The restaurant is rated highly in the food guide"

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