home range


Definition of home range 

: the area to which an animal usually confines its daily activities

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The home range, which includes furniture, home textiles, and tablewear, is an exciting addition to the ever-expanding fashion house. Harper's Bazaar Staff, Harper's BAZAAR, "Bringing Home Blumarine," 30 Apr. 2010 These days, Parkinson channels his passion for prints and textiles into a successful home range. Emily Farra, Vogue, "Gregory Parkinson and George Esquivel Made a Capsule of Vibrant Block-Printed Loafers Just In Time for Summer," 22 June 2018 The latest proposal calls for four-bedroom homes ranging from 2,500 to 2,800 square feet. Steve Sadin, chicagotribune.com, "Proposed Elm Street development in Deerfield reduced to 6 homes," 11 June 2018 Entomologists are undecided on if the spiders' home range is expanding or if the ones found here in Michigan were brought to the state. Wzzm, Detroit Free Press, "Muskegon woman hospitalized after brown recluse spider bite," 21 June 2018 Photo: Corey Arnold Michael S. Meldman of Discovery Land Co., whose 18 resorts feature vacation homes ranging from $1 million to $50 million, developed the Cabo property where Gerber and Clooney owned their houses. Mark Seal, WSJ, "The Tequila Gold Rush," 19 June 2018 On the Alaska Peninsula, brown bear home ranges can extend as far as 100 square miles. Christopher Solomon, Outside Online, "Op-Ed: Alaska’s Pebble Mine Somehow Just Got Worse," 11 June 2018 The 10 three-bedroom homes range from 1,860 to 2,000 square feet and include tiny 125-square-foot yards and either rooftop decks or balconies (a staple of small-lot homes). R. Daniel Foster, latimes.com, "For single-family homes on small lots, builders must up their game," 20 Apr. 2018 Still, bears’ home ranges can move from inside to outside the park. Alex Postman, Condé Nast Traveler, "There Could be a Grizzly Bear Trophy Hunt Around Yellowstone National Park This Fall," 25 May 2018

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First Known Use of home range

1902, in the meaning defined above

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