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range
  • noun
    The area of variation between upper and lower limits on a particular scale. (the cost is thought to be in the range of $1-5 million a day)
    A set of different things of the same general type. (the area offers a wide range of activities for the tourist)
    The distance within which something can be reached or perceived. (something lurked just beyond her range of vision)
    A line or series of mountains or hills. (the coastal ranges of the northwest)
    A large area of open land for grazing or hunting.
    An electric or gas stove with several burners and one or more ovens.
    A course of masonry extending from end to end at one height.
    The direction or position in which something lies. (the range of the hills and valleys is nearly from north to south)
    verb
    Vary or extend between specified limits. (patients whose ages ranged from 13 to 25 years)
    Place or arrange in a row or rows or in a specified order or manner. (a table with half a dozen chairs ranged around it)
    (of a person or animal) travel or wander over a wide area. (patrols ranged thousands of miles deep into enemy territory)
    Obtain the range of a target by adjustment after firing past it or short of it, or by the use of radar or laser equipment. (radar-type transmissions which appeared to be ranging on our convoys)

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