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range

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1 open land over which livestock may roam and feed
  • knew exactly how many head of cattle were turned out on the range that morning to graze
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2 an area over which activity, capacity, or influence extends
  • I didn't know she had such a wide range of knowledge until I talked to her.
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3 the distance or extent between possible extremes
  • an actor who can go through the full range of emotion, from joy to sorrow, in mere minutes
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4 a relaxed journey on foot for exercise or pleasure
  • They were stopped by security personnel while taking an innocent range through the palace grounds.
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5 a series of persons or things arranged one behind another
  • From the air, the mountain range stretched as far as we could see in both directions.
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6 an appliance that prepares food for consumption by heating it
  • The high-end appliances include a professional-quality gas range.
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7 the place where a plant or animal is usually or naturally found
  • The American robin's winter range has steadily extended farther and farther north.
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Synonym Discussion of range

range, gamut, compass, sweep, scope, orbit mean the extent that lies within the powers of something (as to cover or control). range is a general term indicating the extent of one's perception or the extent of powers, capacities, or possibilities.
    • the entire range of human experience
gamut suggests a graduated series running from one possible extreme to another.
    • a performance that ran the gamut of emotions
compass implies a sometimes limited extent of perception, knowledge, or activity.
    • your concerns lie beyond the narrow compass of this study
sweep suggests extent, often circular or arc-shaped, of motion or activity.
    • the book covers the entire sweep of criminal activity
scope is applicable to an area of activity, predetermined and limited, but somewhat flexible.
    • as time went on, the scope of the investigation widened
orbit suggests an often circumscribed range of activity or influence within which forces work toward accommodation.
    • within that restricted orbit they tried to effect social change

range

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1 to arrange or assign according to type
  • The campers were ranged in patrols, each patrol consisting of girls in a certain age group.
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2 to move about from place to place aimlessly
  • She let her dog off the leash and whistled for him every now and then to make sure he didn't range out of hearing.
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3 to occur within a continuous range of variation
  • The color of Florida grapefruit can range anywhere from pale pink to ruby red.
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go, run, vary

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4 to put into a particular arrangement
  • Chairs were ranged round the perimeter of the room.
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