\ ˈrān-jē How to pronounce rangy (audio) \
rangier; rangiest

Definition of rangy

1 : able to range for considerable distances
2a : long-limbed and long-bodied rangy cattle
b : tall and slender
3 : having room for ranging
4 : having great scope

Keep scrolling for more

Other Words from rangy

ranginess noun

Examples of rangy in a Sentence

we could use a rangy girl like you on our basketball team a speech that took a rangy look at the problems facing the university
Recent Examples on the Web Nebraska also added a couple of bigger, rangier outside receivers in four-stars Zavier Betts and Omar Manning. Orion Sang, Detroit Free Press, "National signing day doesn't change Big Ten recruiting rankings: Ohio State still No. 1," 5 Feb. 2020 There is vast potential with dynamic forwards Jericho Sims and Kai Jones, sturdy team defender Kamaka Hepa, rangy wing Jase Febres, perimeter stopper Matt Coleman and dogged guard Courtney Ramey. Nick Moyle, ExpressNews.com, "Texas’ Shaka Smart still searching for right buttons to push ahead of matchup with LSU," 24 Jan. 2020 Good linebackers, long, tall, lanky, rangy guys that are really athletic. Stefan Krajisnik, Indianapolis Star, "Gator Bowl: Indiana eyes first bowl win since 1991, 'show nation what IU football is about'," 1 Jan. 2020 This vivid collection samples his generous, rangy talents. New York Times, "New & Noteworthy, From Adventure Journalism to Civil Rights," 24 Dec. 2019 A few guests are here to follow the Iditarod; others are young, rangy cross-country skiers or middle-aged snowmobilers. Harry Pearson, Condé Nast Traveler, "To Best Experience Alaska’s Burgeoning Local Food Movement, Go in Winter," 20 Dec. 2019 David Yazbek’s music — which runs from smooth jazz to percussive Arabic folk music — is rangy and imaginative; funny and sometimes heartbreaking. Dominic P. Papatola, Twin Cities, "Review: ‘The Band’s Visit’ is a small musical with a ton of heart," 11 Dec. 2019 But anyone looking for a consistently bracing critical intelligence like Arlene Croce or Molly Haskell will find Basinger’s approach too rangy and scattershot. Louis Bayard, Washington Post, "The glorious history of movie musicals," 27 Nov. 2019 His favorite target, Chase Claypool, is a big, rangy outside target who found some success against the Wolverines in 2018. Orion Sang, Detroit Free Press, "Michigan football needed better start at Penn State; what to watch vs. Notre Dame," 20 Oct. 2019

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'rangy.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of rangy

1868, in the meaning defined at sense 2a

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about rangy

Time Traveler for rangy

Time Traveler

The first known use of rangy was in 1868

See more words from the same year

Statistics for rangy

Last Updated

8 Mar 2020

Cite this Entry

“Rangy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rangy. Accessed 7 Apr. 2020.

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for rangy


How to pronounce rangy (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of rangy

of a person : tall and thin
of an animal : having a long body and long legs
of a plant : tall and having few leaves


\ ˈrān-jē How to pronounce rangy (audio) \
rangier; rangiest

Kids Definition of rangy

: tall and slender

Keep scrolling for more

More from Merriam-Webster on rangy

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for rangy

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with rangy

Spanish Central: Translation of rangy

Nglish: Translation of rangy for Spanish Speakers

Comments on rangy

What made you want to look up rangy? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


See Definitions and Examples »

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Name that Thing: Flower Edition

Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

Add Diction

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!