out·​range ˌau̇t-ˈrānj How to pronounce outrange (audio)
outranged; outranging; outranges

transitive verb

: to surpass in range

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web At roughly 80 kilometers, or 50 miles, Himars generally outrange Russia’s own artillery. Vivian Salama, WSJ, 29 July 2022 The former top Pentagon official said the other line of effort that worries him is China’s emphasis on guided ballistic missiles and hypersonic weapons, which are designed to outrange American versions. Paul Sonne, Washington Post, 7 June 2019 Russia’s violations of the INF treaty, new S-500 air defenses, new Armata tanks and fast growing attack drone fleet - all point to a growing need for the US to outrange and outgun potential adversaries. Kris Osborn, Fox News, 28 Aug. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1858, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of outrange was in 1858

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Cite this Entry

“Outrange.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outrange. Accessed 4 Dec. 2022.

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