: relating to or fit for long distances
long-range rockets
: involving or taking into account a long period of time
long-range planning

Examples of long-range in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The almanac has been publishing long-range weather predictions for the United States and gardening information since 1818. Hanh Truong, Sacramento Bee, 16 May 2024 The eyeballs the long-range sniper and elite passer has lured meant more people know about Cameron Brink, Kamilla Cardoso, Angel Reese and others. Bryce Miller, San Diego Union-Tribune, 15 May 2024 And the long-range precipitation forecast — from May 15 to 23 — shows most of the state remaining at near normal rainfall, which for May means limited to no precipitation, especially in Southern California. Grace Toohey, Los Angeles Times, 10 May 2024 It’s typically placed in the non-dominant eye, which leaves your other eye’s long-range vision unchanged. Christine L. Larsen, Verywell Health, 8 May 2024 Get your ducks in a row and set long-range intentions under today’s Taurus new moon. USA TODAY, 7 May 2024 This warm-weather streak is expected to continue ... if AccuWeather's long-range forecast team has predicted correctly. Claire Reid, Journal Sentinel, 6 May 2024 The long-range weather outlook for May 7 through May 11 shows cities from Houston to Tampa to Atlanta will experience much warmer temperatures than normal. Leah Sarnoff, ABC News, 2 May 2024 All of this—the FPV drones, the long-range bombers, the flight simulators—is Ukrainian innovation at work. Justin Ling, WIRED, 2 May 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1809, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of long-range was in 1809

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“Long-range.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/long-range. Accessed 21 May. 2024.

Kids Definition


: relating to or fit for long distances
a long-range gun
: long-term
long-range planning

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