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range

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of range

  1. 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 Synonyms of range lea (or ley), pasturage, pasture Words Related to range ranch, station; feedlot, stockyard, yard; grassland, pampas, prairie, savanna (also savannah), steppe

  2. 2 an area over which activity, capacity, or influence extends didn't know she had such a wide range of knowledge until I talked to her Synonyms of range ambit, amplitude, breadth, compass, confines, dimension(s), extent, reach, realm, scope, sweep, width Words Related to range gamut, spectrum, spread; bailiwick, circle, demesne, department, discipline, domain, element, fief, fiefdom, field, province, region, specialty, sphere, terrain; frontier; horizon, panorama

  3. 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 Synonyms of range diapason, gamut, scale, spectrum, spread, stretch Words Related to range measure, pitch, scale; ambit, amplitude, compass, dimension(s), extent, reach, realm, scope, sweep, width

  4. 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 Synonyms of range amble, constitutional, perambulation, ramble, walk, saunter, stroll, turn, wanderWords Related to range parade, paseo, promenade; expedition, hike, march, peregrination, traipse, tramp, travel, traversal, traverse, trek, trip, walkabout; excursion, jaunt, junket, outing, sally, sashay, spin, tour; pilgrimage, progress, safari

  5. 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 Synonyms of range column, cue, file, queue, line, string, trainWords Related to range echelon, rank, row, tier; chain, progression, sequence, succession; array

  6. 6 an appliance that prepares food for consumption by heating it the high-end appliances include a professional-quality gas range Synonyms of range cookstove, cookerWords Related to range broiler, fryer (also frier), microwave, microwave oven, oven, roaster, rotisserie, stove, toaster, toaster oven

  7. 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 Synonyms of range habitat, niche, home, territoryWords Related to range element, environment, environs, haunt, locality, milieu, neighborhood, setting, surroundings

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

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of range

  1. 1 to arrange or assign according to type the campers were ranged in patrols, each patrol consisting of girls in a certain age group Synonyms of range assort, break down, categorize, class, codify, compartment, compartmentalize, digest, distinguish, distribute, grade, group, peg, place, classify, rank, relegate, separate, sort, typeWords Related to range array, dispose, draw up, marshal (also marshall), order, organize, systematize; alphabetize, catalog (or catalogue), file, index, list, refer; pigeonhole, shelve; identify, recognize; cull, screen, set, sieve, sift, winnow; clump, cluster, colligate; recategorize, reclassify, regroup; subcategorizeNear Antonyms of range confuse, disarrange, jumble, lump, mix (up), scramble; misclassify, missort, mistype

  2. 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 Synonyms of range bat, cruise, drift, float, gad (about), gallivant (also galavant), kick around, knock (about), maunder, meander, mooch, ramble, wander, roam, rove, traipseWords Related to range amble, saunter, stroll; dawdle, mope; gypsy, hobo, tramp, vagabond; mill (about or around); straggle, stray

  3. 3 to occur within a continuous range of variation the color of Florida grapefruit can range anywhere from pale pink to ruby red Synonyms of range go, run, varyWords Related to range alternate, fluctuate, move, shift; change, mutate; extend, reach, stretch, sweep

  4. 4 to put into a particular arrangement chairs were ranged round the perimeter of the room Synonyms of range arrange, array, classify, codify, dispose, draw up, lay out, marshal (also marshall), organize, order, systematizeWords Related to range groom, make up, spruce (up), straighten (up), tidy (up); unscramble; align (also aline), cue, line, line up, queue; alphabetize, file, hierarchize, prioritize, sequence; emplace, place, set; display, map (out), set outAntonyms of range derange, disarrange, disarray, disorder, mess (up), muss (up), rumple, upset



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