ranger

noun rang·er \ ˈrān-jər \
Updated on: 6 Dec 2017

Definition of ranger

1 a : the keeper of a British royal park or forest
2 : one that ranges
3 a : one of a body of organized armed men who range over a region especially to enforce the law
b : a soldier specially trained in close-range fighting and in raiding tactics

Examples of ranger in a Sentence

  1. She's now a ranger at a national forest in Montana.

  2. We were fortunate enough to get a tour from a ranger when we visited Yellowstone National Park.

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First Known Use of ranger

14th century



RANGER Defined for English Language Learners

ranger

noun

Definition of ranger for English Language Learners

  • : a person in charge of managing and protecting part of a public forest

  • : a person in charge of managing and protecting part of a national park

  • : a soldier in the U.S. Army who has special training especially in fighting at close range


RANGER Defined for Kids

ranger

noun rang·er \ ˈrān-jər \

Definition of ranger for Students

2 : a soldier specially trained in close-range fighting


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