Definition of RANGE

noun : RANGE

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 2. (

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

  • 3. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 5. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 6. (

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

  • 7. (

    ) (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" ;

verb : RANGE

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) 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. (

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

  • 4. (

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

  • 7. (

    ) let eat; "range the animals in the prairie" ;

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