rangy

adjective \ ˈrān-jē \

Definition of rangy

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

ranginess

noun

Examples of rangy in a Sentence

  1. we could use a rangy girl like you on our basketball team

  2. a speech that took a rangy look at the problems facing the university

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First Known Use of rangy

1868


RANGY Defined for English Language Learners

rangy

adjective

Definition of rangy for English Language Learners

  • of a person : tall and thin

  • of an animal : having a long body and long legs

  • of a plant : tall and having few leaves


RANGY Defined for Kids

rangy

adjective \ ˈrān-jē \

Definition of rangy for Students

rangier; rangiest
:tall and slender


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