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Dictionary definition for: Range

1. (n) 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 t

2. (v) 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"

3. (n) the limits within which something can be effective; "range of motion" "he was beyond the reach of their fire"

4. (v) 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" "They ro

5. (v) have a range; be capable of projecting over a certain distance, as of a gun; "This gun ranges over two miles"

6. (n) 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"

7. (v) range or extend over; occupy a certain area; "The plants straddle the entire state"

8. (n) a series of hills or mountains; "the valley was between two ranges of hills" "the plains lay just beyond the mountain range"

9. (n) 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"

10. (v) lay out in a line

11. (n) the limits of the values a function can take; "the range of this function is the interval from

12. (v) feed as in a meadow or pasture; "the herd was grazing"

13. (v) let eat; "range the animals in the prairie"

14. (n) a variety of different things or activities; "he answered a range of questions" "he was impressed by the range and diversity of the collection"

15. (v) assign a rank or rating to; "how would you rank these students?" "The restaurant is rated highly in the food guide"

16. (n) the limit of capability; "within the compass of education"

17. (n) a kitchen appliance used for cooking food; "dinner was already on the stove"

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