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Definition 1: a place for shooting (firing or driving) projectiles of various kinds - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where range or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the army maintains a missile range in the desert
  • any good golf club will have a range where you can practice

(range is a kind of ...) a building or place that provides a particular service or is used for a particular industry

"the assembly plant is an enormous facility"

(... is a kind of range ) a place for practicing golf shots

(... is a kind of range ) a range where people can practice shooting rifles

"during the war they turned the bowling alleys into rifle ranges"

(... is a kind of range ) a range for conducting tests

Definition 2: a kitchen appliance used for cooking food - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where range or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • dinner was already on the stove

Synonyms for range in the sense of this definition

(range is a kind of ...) a home appliance used in preparing food

(... is a kind of range ) a stove that burns charcoal as fuel

(... is a kind of range ) a stove for cooking (especially a wood- or coal-burning kitchen stove)

(... is a kind of range ) a kitchen range in which the heat for cooking is provided by electric power

(... is a kind of range ) a range with gas rings and an oven for cooking with gas

(... is a kind of range ) a bulbous stove in which wood or coal is burned

(... is a kind of range ) a portable paraffin cooking stove; used by campers

(... is a kind of range ) a stove that burns a volatile liquid fuel such as alcohol

(range is a part of ...) a frame of iron bars to hold a fire

Definition 3: an area in which something acts or operates or has power or control: - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where range or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the range of a supersonic jet
  • a piano has a greater range than the human voice
  • the ambit of municipal legislation
  • within the compass of this article
  • within the scope of an investigation
  • outside the reach of the law
  • in the political orbit of a world power

Synonyms for range in the sense of this definition

(range is a kind of ...) the distance or area or volume over which something extends

"the vast extent of the desert" "an orchard of considerable extent"

(... is a kind of range ) a broad range of related objects or values or qualities or ideas or activities

(... is a kind of range ) a complete extent or range:

"a face that expressed a gamut of emotions"

(... is a kind of range ) a wide scope

"the sweep of the plains"

(... is a kind of range ) the range of interest or activity that can be anticipated

"It is beyond the horizon of present knowledge"

(... is a kind of range ) scope for freedom of e.g. action or thought; freedom from restriction

(... is a kind of range ) quality of being international in scope

"he applauded the internationality of scientific terminology"

(... is a kind of range ) the range of optical density and tone on a photographic negative or print (or the extent to which adjacent areas on a television screen differ in brightness)

(... is a kind of range ) a bounded scope

"he stayed within the confines of the city"

(... is a kind of range ) near to the scope or range of something

"his answer wasn't even in the right ballpark"

(... is a kind of range ) the range of colour characteristic of a particular artist or painting or school of art

Definition 4: the limit of capability - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where range or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • within the compass of education

Synonyms for range in the sense of this definition

(range is a kind of ...) an aptitude that may be developed

(... is a kind of range ) the range of vision

"out of sight of land"

Definition 5: a variety of different things or activities - [noun denoting group]

Samples where range or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he answered a range of questions
  • he was impressed by the range and diversity of the collection

(range is a kind of ...) a collection containing a variety of sorts of things

"a great assortment of cars was on display" "he had a variety of disorders" "a veritable smorgasbord of religions"

(... is a kind of range ) a range of frequencies between two limits

Definition 6: (mathematics) the set of values of the dependent variable for which a function is defined - [noun denoting group]

Samples where range or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the image of f(x) = x^2 is the set of all non-negative real numbers if the domain of the function is the set of all real numbers

Synonyms for range in the sense of this definition

(range is a kind of ...) (mathematics) an abstract collection of numbers or symbols

"the set of prime numbers is infinite"

(range belongs to category ...) a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangement

Definition 7: the limits within which something can be effective - [noun denoting location]

Samples where range or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • range of motion
  • he was beyond the reach of their fire

Synonyms for range in the sense of this definition

(range is a kind of ...) as far as something can go

(... is a kind of range ) the range within which a voice can be heard

"the children were told to stay within earshot"

(... is a kind of range ) the range of the eye

"they were soon out of view"

(... is a kind of range ) the distance that a rifle bullet will carry

"the target was out of rifle range"

Definition 8: a large tract of grassy open land on which livestock can graze - [noun denoting location]

Samples where range or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they used to drive the cattle across the open range every spring
  • he dreamed of a home on the range

(range is a kind of ...) an extended area of land

(... is a kind of range ) the area in which an animal normally ranges

Definition 9: a series of hills or mountains - [noun denoting object]

Samples where range or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the valley was between two ranges of hills
  • the plains lay just beyond the mountain range

Synonyms for range in the sense of this definition

(range is a kind of ...) (geology) the geological features of the earth

(... is an instance of range) a mountain range in western Russia extending from the Arctic to the Caspian Sea; forms part of the traditional boundary between Europe and Asia

(... is an instance of range) mountain range in New Mexico to the east of the Rio Grande

(... is an instance of range) the chief mountain range of western North America; extends from British Columbia to northern New Mexico; forms the continental divide

(... is an instance of range) a mountain range in the Balkan peninsula in southeastern Europe; extends along the border between Greece and Bulgaria

(... is an instance of range) a chain of mountains between France and Spain

(... is an instance of range) a mountain range in central Asia that is centered in Tajikistan but extends into Kyrgyzstan and Afghanistan and Pakistan and western China

(... is an instance of range) an area of low mountains in northwestern Arkansas and southeastern Missouri and northeastern Oklahoma

(... is an instance of range) a mountain range in southeastern China running generally east to west

(... is an instance of range) a mountain range in northwestern Israel near the Mediterranean coast

"according to the Old Testament, Elijah defeated the priests of Baal at Mount Carmel"

(... is an instance of range) a range of hills in northeastern Minnesota where rich iron ore deposits were discovered in 1887

(... is an instance of range) a mountain range in western China that extends eastward from the Indian border for 1000 miles

(... is an instance of range) a mountain range in northern Kashmir; an extension of the Hindu Kush; contains the 2nd highest peak

(... is an instance of range) a mountain range in southwestern Colorado that is part of the Rocky Mountains

(... is an instance of range) a range of mountains in southern Siberia to the west of Lake Baikal; contain important mineral deposits

(... is an instance of range) a popular tourist area in the Tyrol

(... is an instance of range) a range of the southern Carpathian Mountains extending across central Romania

(... is an instance of range) a major mountain range of central Asia; extends 1,500 miles

(... is an instance of range) a mountain range in northwest Wyoming; contains the Grand Teton

(... is an instance of range) a range of the Appalachian Mountains along the eastern border of New York with Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Vermont

(... is an instance of range) a range of mountains between Alaska and the Yukon territory

(... is an instance of range) a mountain range in southern Spain along the Mediterranean coast to the east of Granada

(... is an instance of range) a mountain range in eastern California; contains Mount Whitney

(... is an instance of range) a mountain range in northeastern Mexico the runs parallel to the coastline of the Gulf of Mexico

(... is an instance of range) a mountain range in northwestern Mexico that runs south from Arizona parallel to the Pacific coastline

(... is an instance of range) a range of mountains (usually with jagged peaks and irregular outline)

(... is an instance of range) a range of the Rocky Mountains in southeastern British Columbia

(... is an instance of range) a mountain range extending to the west of the Himalayas

(... is an instance of range) a mountain range extending 1500 miles on the border between India and Tibet; this range contains the world's highest mountain

(... is an instance of range) a mountain range in southern New Mexico and western Texas; the southern extension of the Sacramento Mountains

(... is an instance of range) a low mountain range in western Massachusetts; a resort area

(... is an instance of range) the major mountain range of Bulgaria and the Balkan Peninsula

(... is an instance of range) a range of mountains in Australia that forms the southern end of the Great Dividing Range

(... is an instance of range) a mountain range in northern Africa between the Mediterranean and the Sahara Desert; extends from southwestern Morocco to northern Tunisia

(... is an instance of range) a mountain range in the eastern United States extending from Quebec to the Gulf of Mexico; a historic barrier to early westward expansion of the United States

(... is an instance of range) a mountain range extending the length of the Italian peninsula

(... is an instance of range) a mountain range in South America running 5000 miles along the Pacific coast

(... is an instance of range) a mountain range in central Asia that extends a thousand miles from Kazakhstan eastward into western Mongolia and northern China

(... is an instance of range) a large mountain system in south-central Europe; scenic beauty and winter sports make them a popular tourist attraction

(... is an instance of range) the western part of the Appalachian Mountains; extending from northern Pennsylvania to southwestern Virginia

(... is an instance of range) a mountain range in south central Alaska; contains Mount McKinley

(... is an instance of range) mountains in Antarctica to the north of Victoria Land

(... is an instance of range) mountains in southwestern South Dakota and northeastern Wyoming; sacred to the Sioux (whites settling in the Black Hills led to the Battle of Little Bighorn); site of Mount Rushmore

(... is an instance of range) a range of the Appalachians extending from southern Pennsylvania to northern Georgia

(... is an instance of range) a range of mountains in northern Spain along the coast of the Bay of Biscay

(... is an instance of range) a range of the Appalachian Mountains that extends from south to north through Vermont

(... is an instance of range) part of the Appalachians between North Carolina and Tennessee

(... is an instance of range) a mountain range running along the eastern coast of Australia

(... is an instance of range) an eastern range of the Alps in northeastern Italy famous for their dolomitic limestone

(... is an instance of range) the southwestern part of the Appalachians

(... is an instance of range) a string of mountain ranges along the Pacific coast of North America from southeastern Alaska to Lower California

(... is an instance of range) the mountain range in Caucasia between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea that forms part of the traditional border between Europe and Asia

(... is an instance of range) a range of the Appalachians to the west of the Hudson in southeastern New York; includes many popular resort areas

(... is an instance of range) a mountain range in the northwestern United States extending through Washington and Oregon and northern California; a part of the Coast Range

(... is an instance of range) a mountain range in central Europe that extends from Slovakia and southern Poland southeastward through western Ukraine to northeastern Romania; a popular resort area

(... is an instance of range) a mountain range in northeastern New York State; a popular resort area

(range is a part of ...) the location in a range of mountains of a geological formation that is lower than the surrounding peaks

"we got through the pass before it started to snow"

(range is a part of ...) a block of the earth's crust bounded by faults and shifted to form peaks of a mountain range

Definition 10: assign a rank or rating to - [verb of cognition]

Samples where range or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • how would you rank these students?
  • The restaurant is rated highly in the food guide

Synonyms for range in the sense of this definition

(range is a kind of ...) form a critical opinion of

"I cannot judge some works of modern art" "How do you evaluate this grant proposal?" "We shouldn't pass judgment on other people"

(... is a kind of range ) rate higher; raise in value or esteem

(... is a kind of range ) rate lower; lower in value or esteem

(... is a kind of range ) arrange in a sequence

(... is a kind of range ) assign a priority to

"we have too many things to do and must prioritize"

(... is a kind of range ) rank or order as less important or consider of less value

"Art is sometimes subordinated to Science in these schools"

(... is a kind of range ) assign a new order to

(... is a kind of range ) distribute (players or teams) so that outstanding teams or players will not meet in the early rounds

(... is a kind of range ) put someone or something on a short list

(... is a kind of range ) place in a superior order or rank

"These two notions are superordinated to a third"

Definition 11: let eat - [verb of consumption]

Samples where range or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • range the animals in the prairie

(range is a kind of ...) give food to

"Feed the starving children in India" "don't give the child this tough meat"

(range has a similar meaning as ...) feed as in a meadow or pasture

"the herd was grazing"

Definition 12: lay out orderly or logically in a line or as if in a line - [verb of contact]

Samples where range or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • lay out the clothes
  • lay out the arguments

Synonyms for range in the sense of this definition

(range is a kind of ...) put into a proper or systematic order

"arrange the books on the shelves in chronological order"

(... is a kind of range ) lay out in parts according to a plan

Definition 13: feed as in a meadow or pasture - [verb of contact]

Samples where range or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the herd was grazing

Synonyms for range in the sense of this definition

(range is a kind of ...) take in food; used of animals only

"This dog doesn't eat certain kinds of meat" "What do whales eat?"

(range has a similar meaning as ...) let eat

"range the animals in the prairie"

(range has a similar meaning as ...) let feed in a field or pasture or meadow

Definition 14: move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment - [verb of motion]

Samples where range or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The gypsies roamed the woods
  • roving vagabonds
  • the wandering Jew
  • The cattle roam across the prairie
  • the laborers drift from one town to the next
  • They rolled from town to town

Synonyms for range in the sense of this definition

(range is a kind of ...) change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

"How fast does your new car go?" "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus" "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect" "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell" "news travelled fast"

(... is a kind of range ) wander aimlessly

(... is a kind of range ) wander aimlessly in search of pleasure

(range has a similar meaning as ...) wander from a direct course or at random

"The child strayed from the path and her parents lost sight of her" "don't drift from the set course"

(range has a similar meaning as ...) go via an indirect route or at no set pace

"After dinner, we wandered into town"

Definition 15: range or extend over; occupy a certain area - [verb of stative]

Samples where range or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The plants straddle the entire state

Synonyms for range in the sense of this definition

(range is a kind of ...) form or compose

"This money is my only income" "The stone wall was the backdrop for the performance" "These constitute my entire belonging" "The children made up the chorus" "This sum represents my entire income for a year" "These few men comprise his entire army"

(... is a kind of range ) stretch over

"His residences spread-eagle the entire county"

Definition 16: change or be different within limits - [verb of stative]

Samples where range or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Estimates for the losses in the earthquake range as high as $2 billion
  • Interest rates run from 5 to 10 percent
  • The instruments ranged from tuba to cymbals
  • My students range from very bright to dull

Synonyms for range in the sense of this definition

(range is a kind of ...) have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)

"John is rich" "This is not a good answer"

(range has a similar meaning as ...) stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope; run or extend between two points or beyond a certain point

"Service runs all the way to Cranbury" "His knowledge doesn't go very far" "My memory extends back to my fourth year of life" "The facts extend beyond a consideration of her personal assets"

(range has a similar meaning as ...) cause something to pass or lead somewhere

"Run the wire behind the cabinet"

Definition 17: have a range; be capable of projecting over a certain distance, as of a gun - [verb of stative]

Samples where range or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • This gun ranges over two miles

(... is a kind of range ) be conveyed over a certain distance

"Her voice carries very well in this big opera house"

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