Definitions of range

  1. To rove at large; to be placed in order; to lie in a particular direction; to sail or pass near.
  2. To set or arrange in a row; to take sides with; as, to range oneself with a political party; place in proper order; classify; rove over; as, cattle range the plains.
  3. To rank or set in a row: to place in proper order: to rove or pass over: to sail in a direction parallel to.
  4. To place in a row, or in order; rove through.
  5. To pass through, by, or over; wander along.
  6. To arrange; array.
  7. To classify; rank.
  8. To rove at large; to wander without restraint or direction; to roam.
  9. To be placed in order; to be ranked; to admit of arrangement or classification; to rank.
  10. To be native to, or live in, a certain district or region; as, the peba ranges from Texas to Paraguay.
  11. To wander; roam; to go over or through a place in order to explore it; to lie in the same direction; to go; as, the bullet ranged wide of the mark; to be placed in order; as, they range in height from four to six feet.
  12. To be placed in order: to lie in a particular direction: to rove at large: to sail or pass near.
  13. To be placed in order; rove.
  14. lay out in a line
  15. have a range; be capable of projecting over a certain distance, as of a gun; " This gun ranges over two miles"
  16. let eat; " range the animals in the prairie"
  17. assign a rank or rating to; " how would you rank these students?"; " The restaurant is rated highly in the food guide"
  18. 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"
  19. range or extend over; occupy a certain area; " The plants straddle the entire state"
  20. A series of things in a line; a row; a rank; as, a range of buildings; a range of mountains.
  21. An aggregate of individuals in one rank or degree; an order; a class.
  22. The step of a ladder; a rung.
  23. A kitchen grate.
  24. An extended cooking apparatus of cast iron, set in brickwork, and affording conveniences for various ways of cooking; also, a kind of cooking stove.
  25. A bolting sieve to sift meal.
  26. A wandering or roving; a going to and fro; an excursion; a ramble; an expedition.
  27. 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.
  28. 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.
  29. The region within which a plant or animal naturally lives.
  30. The horizontal distance to which a shot or other projectile is carried.
  31. Sometimes, less properly, the trajectory of a shot or projectile.
  32. A place where shooting, as with cannons or rifles, is practiced.
  33. In the public land system of the United States, a row or line of townships lying between two successive meridian lines six miles apart.
  34. See of cable, below.
  35. To lie in the same direction; have equal rank followed by with.
  36. To set in a row; to dispose in proper order; to rove over; to sail along.
  37. To set or place in a row or line; to dispose in proper order; to pass over, or from one point to another; to rove at large; to lie in a particular direction; to travel about without restraint or direction; to separate the flower from the bran, as to range through a sieve.
  38. the limit of capability; " within the compass of education"
  39. a kitchen appliance used for cooking food; " dinner was already on the stove"
  40. 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"
  41. a variety of different things or activities; " he answered a range of questions"; " he was impressed by the range and diversity of the collection"
  42. the limits within which something can be effective; " range of motion"; " he was beyond the reach of their fire"
  43. the limits of the values a function can take; " the range of this function is the interval from 0 to 1"
  44. move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment; " 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".
  45. 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.
  46. To separate into parts; to sift.
  47. To dispose in a classified or in systematic order; to arrange regularly; as, to range plants and animals in genera and species.
  48. To rove over or through; as, to range the fields.
  49. To sail or pass in a direction parallel to or near; as, to range the coast.
  50. To be native to, or to live in; to frequent.
  51. 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.
  52. See Range of cable, below.
  53. 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.
  54. A line or row; a chain; as, a range of mountains; line of direction; as, the big tree in range with my window; entire space or time covered; as, the whole range of history; a great tract of land over which cattle graze; the entire region in which an animal or plant lives; as, the geographical range of certain birds; scope or extent; as, a range of ideas; carrying power, or reach; as, the range of a voice; distance to which a shot, etc., can be sent; place for shooting at a mark; a large cooking stove.
  55. A row or rank: a class or order. a wandering: room for passing to and fro: space occupied by anything moving: capacity of mind: extent of acquirements: the horizontal distance to which a shot is carried: the long cooking- stove of a kitchen: ( B.) a chimney- rack.
  56. A row; order; room for roving or traversing; extent; cooking- stove.
  57. The area over which anything moves; a tract of grazing land; reach, as of voice or shot.
  58. A line or row; class or series.
  59. A cooking stove.
  60. A row; a class; excursion; space or room for excursion; extent of excursion or of discourse; power; a kitchen- grate or cooking apparatus; the horizontal distance to which a projectile is carried. See Rank.
  61. A rank; a row; a class or order; things in a line; compass or extent of excursion, or space or room for it; compass taken in; an extended kitchen apparatus for cooking; a piece of wood fixed to the inside of a ship to belay the ropes; the distance to which a shot can be projected or thrown from a gun; the line a shot describes to the point where it lodges; a bolting- sieve to sift meal.