Definition of range :
1. A bolting sieve to sift meal.
2. A kitchen grate.
3. A place where shooting, as with cannons or rifles, is practiced.
4. A series of things in a line; a row; a rank; as, a range of buildings; a range of mountains.
5. A wandering or roving; a going to and fro; an excursion; a ramble; an expedition.
6. An aggregate of individuals in one rank or degree; an order; a class.
7. An extended cooking apparatus of cast iron, set in brickwork, and affording conveniences for various ways of cooking; also, a kind of cooking stove.
8. 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.
9. In the public land system of the United States, a row or line of townships lying between two successive meridian lines six miles apart.
10. See of cable, below.
11. Sometimes, less properly, the trajectory of a shot or projectile.
12. 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.
13. The horizontal distance to which a shot or other projectile is carried.
14. The region within which a plant or animal naturally lives.
15. The step of a ladder; a rung.
16. To be native to, or live in, a certain district or region; as, the peba ranges from Texas to Paraguay.
17. To be native to, or to live in; to frequent.
18. To be placed in order; to be ranked; to admit of arrangement or classification; to rank.
19. To dispose in a classified or in systematic order; to arrange regularly; as, to range plants and animals in genera and species.
20. To have a certain direction; to correspond in direction; to be or keep in a corresponding line; to trend or run; - often followed by with; as, the front of a house ranges with the street; to range along the coast.
21. 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.
22. 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.
23. To rove at large; to wander without restraint or direction; to roam.
24. To rove over or through; as, to range the fields.
25. To sail or pass in a direction parallel to or near; as, to range the coast.
26. To separate into parts; to sift.
27. 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.
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extent (part of speech: noun)
register, scope, acreage, series, realm, variety, neighborhood, length, continuum, plateau, room, plane, purview, reach, sweep, spectrum, progression, gamut, zone, volume, measure, area, territory, assortment, extent, dimension, stretch, region, span, leeway, gradation, scale, field, space
degree (part of speech: noun)
mountain (part of speech: noun)
oven (part of speech: noun)
cookery, warmer, grill, Dutch stove, roaster, broiler, baker, electric oven, chafer, barbecue, electric stove, brazier, coal stove, boiler, oven, stove, toaster, brick oven, microwave oven, Dutch oven, cooker
rank (part of speech: noun)
- Advise when contact range is one five oh." - "Generals Help Themselves", M. C. Pease.
- Only Amos Radbury and Poke Stover went out, to the cattle shed and the nearest range, and they were glad enough to come in long before evening. - "For the Liberty of Texas", Edward Stratemeyer.
- They say that a wild man was once seen somewhere in this range of forest. - "Grace Harlowe's Golden Summer", Jessie Graham Flower.