A hiker views a snow covered mountain range.
- The definition of a range is a series of things or the limit to which something can reach or a place where animals live and eat.
- An example of range is a group of mountains.
- An example of range is the maximum distance a gun can shoot a bullet.
- An example of range is a large area of land with buffalo.
- Range is defined as to set or place in order or position.
An example of range is to line students up from tallest to shortest.
transitive verbranged, rang′ing
- to arrange in a certain order; esp., to set in a row or rows
- to put into the proper class or classes; systematize
- to place with others in a cause, party, etc.: to range oneself with the rebels
- to put (a gun, telescope, etc.) in a line with the target or object, at a proper angle of elevation; train
- Now Rare to make level or even
- to travel over or through; roam about: to range the woods
- to travel or move along: to range the coastline
- to put out (cattle, etc.) to graze on a range
- to arrange (the anchor cable) in even rows on deck
Origin of rangeMiddle English rangen from Old French ranger, variant, variety of rengier, to arrange in a circle, row (from source Middle English rengen) from renc from Frankish an unverified form hring, akin to OE, Old High German hring, ring
- to extend, reach, or lie in a given direction or in a row: hills ranging toward the south
- to wander about; roam
- to move about an area, as in hunting: dogs ranging through the woods
- to have a specified range: a gun that ranges five miles
- to vary between stated limits: children ranging in age from 5 to 12
- Biol. to be native to a specified region
- a row, line, or series; rank
- a class, kind, or order
- a series of connected mountains or hills considered as a single system
- the maximum effective horizontal distance that a weapon can fire its projectile
- the horizontal distance from a weapon to its target
- the path of flight for a missile or rocket
- the distance to or from any target, goal, or object of interest: to view a wild animal at close range
- the maximum distance a plane, etc. can travel without fueling
- a place for shooting practice
- a place for testing rockets in flight
- the full extent over which something moves or is heard, seen, understood, effective, etc.; scope: the range of one's studies
- full extent of pitch, from highest to lowest tones, of a voice, instrument, composition, etc.
- a wandering or roaming
- a large, open area of land over which livestock can wander and graze
- the limits of possible variations of amount, degree, etc.: a wide range of prices
- a unit for cooking, typically including an oven and surface heating units and usually operated by gas or electricity
- in U.S. public surveying, a strip of land between two meridian lines six miles apart, constituting a row of townships
- Biol. the region to which a plant or animal is native
- Math. the set of all distinct values that may be taken on by a given function
- Statistics the difference between the largest and smallest values in a sample
Origin of rangeME reng < OFr renc
- a. A number or grouping of things in the same category or within specified limits: offers a range of financial services; jobs at different pay ranges.b. An amount or extent of variation: a wide price range; the range of genetic diversity.c. Music The gamut of tones that a voice or instrument is capable of producing. Also called compass .d. A class, rank, or order: the lower ranges of society.
- a. Extent of perception, knowledge, experience, or ability: Calculus is simply out of my range.b. The area or sphere in which an activity takes place: beyond the range of the court's jurisdiction.
- a. The maximum extent or distance limiting operation, action, or effectiveness, as of a sound, radio signal, instrument, firearm, or aircraft: the limited range of the telescope; out of range of their guns; within hearing range.b. The maximum distance that can be covered by a vehicle with a specified payload before its fuel supply is exhausted.c. The distance between a projectile weapon and its target.
- a. A place equipped for practice in shooting at targets.b. A testing area at which rockets and missiles are launched and tracked.c. A place or business where golf shots can be practiced.
- An extensive area of open land on which livestock wander and graze.
- The geographic region in which a plant, animal, or other organism normally lives or grows.
- The opportunity or freedom to wander or explore: We had free range of the campus.
- a. Mathematics The set of all values a given function may take on.b. Statistics The difference or interval between the smallest and largest values in a frequency distribution or a set of data.
- A group or series of things extending in a line or row, especially a row or chain of mountains.
- One of a series of double-faced bookcases in a library stack room.
- A north-south strip of townships, each six miles square, numbered east and west from a specified meridian in a US public land survey.
- A stove with spaces for cooking a number of things at the same time.
verbranged, rang·ing, rang·es
- To vary within specified limits: sizes that range from small to extra large.
- To extend in a particular direction: a river that ranges to the east.
- To cover or have application to a number of things: Their conversation ranged over the major issues of the day. Her responsibilities range across all aspects of the negotiations.
- a. To move through, along, or around in an area or region: Raiders ranged up and down the coast.b. To wander freely; roam: allowed the animals to range freely.
- To look over something or around an area or place: The teacher's eyes ranged over the class.
- To live or grow within a particular region: “Some animals and plants range over a large portion of the world, yet retain the same character” ( Charles Darwin )
- To arrange or dispose in a particular order, especially in rows or lines: “In the front seats of the galleries were ranged the ladies of the court” ( Carolly Erickson )
- To assign to a particular category; classify: Her works are often ranged under the headings Mystery and Science Fiction.
- To move through or along or around in (an area or region): The scouts ranged the mountain forests. The patrol boat ranged the coast.
- To look over or throughout (something): His eyes ranged the room, looking for the letter.
- To turn (livestock) onto an extensive area of open land for grazing.
- a. To align (a gun, for example) with a target.b. To determine the distance of (a target).c. To be capable of reaching (a maximum distance).
- Nautical To uncoil (an anchor cable) on deck so the anchor may descend easily.
Origin of rangeMiddle English row, rank from Old French from earlier renge from rengier to put in a row from renc, reng row of Germanic origin ; see sker-2 in Indo-European roots.
- A line or series of mountains, buildings, etc.
- A fireplace; a fire or other cooking apparatus; now specifically, a large cooking stove with many hotplates.
- Selection, array.
- We sell a wide 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.
- Extent or space taken in by anything excursive; compass or extent of excursion; reach; scope.
- (mathematics) The set of values (points) which a function can obtain.
- (statistics) 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.
- (sports, baseball) The defensive area that a player can cover.
- Jones has good range for a big man.
- (music) The scale of all the tones a voice or an instrument can produce.
- (ecology) The geographical area or zone where a species is normally naturally found.
- (programming) A sequential list of iterators that are specified by a beginning and ending iterator.
- std::for_each calls the given function on each value in the input range.
- An aggregate of individuals in one rank or degree; an order; a class.
- A wandering or roving; a going to and fro; an excursion; a ramble; an expedition.
- (US, historical) In the public land system, a row or line of townships lying between two succession meridian lines six miles apart.
- The scope of something, the extent which something covers or includes.
- (values a function can obtain): domain
(third-person singular simple present ranges, present participle ranging, simple past and past participle ranged)
- (intransitive) To travel over (an area, etc); to roam, wander. [from 15th c.]
- To rove over or through.
- to range the fields
- To bring (something) into a specified position or relationship (especially, of opposition) with something else. [from 16th c.]
- (intransitive) (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.
- To classify.
- to range plants and animals in genera and species
- (intransitive) To form a line or a row.
- The front of a house ranges with the street.
- (intransitive) To be placed in order; to be ranked; to admit of arrangement or classification; to rank.
- 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 place among others in a line, row, or order, as in the ranks of an army; usually, reflexively and figuratively, to espouse a cause, to join a party, etc.
- (biology) To be native to, or live in, a certain district or region.
- The peba ranges from Texas to Paraguay.
- To separate into parts; to sift.
- To sail or pass in a direction parallel to or near.
- to range the coast
range - Computer Definition
(1) In data entry validation, a group of values from a minimum to a maximum.
(2) With spreadsheets, a series of cells that are worked on as a group. It may refer to a row, column or rectangular block defined by one corner and its diagonally opposite corner.
(3) A geographic distance.
(4) A group of frequencies.