an area in which something acts or operates or has power or control:
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
the limits within which something can be effective
range of motion|he was beyond the reach of their fire
Synonym: reach
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
a series of hills or mountains
the valley was between two ranges of hills|the plains lay just beyond the mountain range
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
a variety of different things or activities
he answered a range of questions|he was impressed by the range and diversity of the collection
(mathematics) the set of values of the dependent variable for which a function is defined
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
the limit of capability
within the compass of education
Synonym: reach, grasp, compass
a kitchen appliance used for cooking food
dinner was already on the stove
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
Synonym: run
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 rolled from town to town
have a range; be capable of projecting over a certain distance, as of a gun
This gun ranges over two miles
range or extend over; occupy a certain area
The plants straddle the entire state
Synonym: straddle
lay out orderly or logically in a line or as if in a line
lay out the clothes|lay out the arguments
Synonym: array, lay out, set out
feed as in a meadow or pasture
the herd was grazing
Synonym: pasture, graze, crop, browse
let eat
range the animals in the prairie
assign a rank or rating to
how would you rank these students?|The restaurant is rated highly in the food guide
Synonym: rate, rank, place, order, grade