\ 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

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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 Even now, if America sent its A-team instead of the C-team, rangy wings are the players who would set the U.S. apart from the field. Andrew Sharp, SI.com, "Who Is the Next Great USA Basketball Wing?," 5 Sep. 2019 That’s counter-intuitive, but rubbery bacon on the Max Out Meat pizza ($16.99 medium) was compounded by dry and rangy beef and sausage, detracting from decent pepperoni and ham. Mike Sutter, ExpressNews.com, "52 Weeks of Pizza: Tank’s Pizza restaurant tanks with sad buffet and average pizza in below-average atmosphere," 14 Feb. 2020 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

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First Known Use of rangy

1868, in the meaning defined at sense 2a

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“Rangy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rangy. Accessed 10 Apr. 2021.

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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

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