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English noun: range

1. range (attribute) an area in which something acts or operates or has power or control:


SamplesThe 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.


Synonymsambit, compass, orbit, reach, scope


Broader (hypernym)extent


Narrower (hyponym)approximate range, ballpark, confines, contrast, expanse, gamut, horizon, internationalism, internationality, latitude, palette, pallet, purview, spectrum, sweep, view

2. range (location) the limits within which something can be effective


SamplesRange of motion.
He was beyond the reach of their fire.


Synonymsreach


Broader (hypernym)limit


Narrower (hyponym)earreach, earshot, eyeshot, hearing, rifle range, rifle shot, view

3. range (location) a large tract of grassy open land on which livestock can graze


SamplesThey used to drive the cattle across the open range every spring.
He dreamed of a home on the range.


Broader (hypernym)parcel, parcel of land, piece of ground, piece of land, tract


Narrower (hyponym)home range, home territory

4. range (object) a series of hills or mountains


SamplesThe valley was between two ranges of hills.
The plains lay just beyond the mountain range.


Synonymschain, chain of mountains, mountain chain, mountain range, range of mountains


Broader (hypernym)formation, geological formation


Instance hyponymAdirondack Mountains, Adirondacks, Admiralty Range, Alaska Range, Alleghenies, Allegheny Mountains, Alps, Altai Mountains, Altay Mountains, Andes, Apennines, Appalachian Mountains, Appalachians, Atlas Mountains, Australian Alps, Balkan Mountain Range, Balkan Mountains, Balkans, Berkshire Hills, Berkshires, Black Hills, Blue Ridge, Blue Ridge Mountains, Cantabrian Mountains, Carpathian Mountains, Carpathians, Cascade Mountains, Cascade Range, Cascades, Catskill Mountains, Catskills, Caucasus, Caucasus Mountains, Coast Mountains, Coast Range, Cumberland Mountains, Cumberland Plateau, Dolomite Alps, Eastern Highlands, Great Dividing Range, Great Smoky Mountains, Green Mountains, Guadalupe Mountains, High Sierra, Himalaya, Himalaya Mountains, Himalayas, Hindu Kush, Hindu Kush Mountains, Karakoram, Karakoram Range, Karakorum Range, Kuenlun, Kuenlun Mountains, Kunlan Shan, Kunlun, Kunlun Mountains, Mesabi Range, Mount Carmel, Mustagh, Mustagh Range, Nan Ling, Ozark Mountains, Ozark Plateau, Ozarks, Pamir Mountains, Pyrenees, Rhodope Mountains, Rockies, Rocky Mountains, Sacramento Mountains, San Juan Mountains, Sayan Mountains, Selkirk Mountains, sierra, Sierra Madre Occidental, Sierra Madre Oriental, Sierra Nevada, Sierra Nevada, Sierra Nevada Mountains, St. Elias Mountains, St. Elias Range, Taconic Mountains, Teton Range, the Alps, the Pamirs, Tien Shan, Transylvanian Alps, Tyan Shan, Tyrolean Alps, Ural Mountains, Urals


Part holonymmassif, mountain pass, notch, pass

5. range (artifact) a place for shooting (firing or driving) projectiles of various kinds


SamplesThe army maintains a missile range in the desert.
Any good golf club will have a range where you can practice.


Broader (hypernym)facility, installation


Narrower (hyponym)practice range, rifle range, test range

6. range (group) a variety of different things or activities


SamplesHe answered a range of questions.
He was impressed by the range and diversity of the collection.


Broader (hypernym)assortment, miscellanea, miscellany, mixed bag, mixture, motley, potpourri, salmagundi, smorgasbord, variety


Narrower (hyponym)band

7. range (group) (mathematics) the set of values of the dependent variable for which a function is defined


SamplesThe 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.


Synonymsimage, range of a function


Broader (hypernym)set


Domain categorymath, mathematics, maths

8. range (cognition) the limit of capability


SamplesWithin the compass of education.


Synonymscompass, grasp, reach


Broader (hypernym)capability, capableness, potentiality


Narrower (hyponym)ken, sight

9. range (artifact) a kitchen appliance used for cooking food


SamplesDinner was already on the stove.


Synonymscooking stove, kitchen range, kitchen stove, stove


Broader (hypernym)kitchen appliance


Narrower (hyponym)charcoal burner, cookstove, electric range, gas cooker, gas range, gas stove, potbelly, potbelly stove, Primus, Primus stove, spirit stove


Part holonymgrate, grating


English verb: range

1. range (stative) change or be different within limits


SamplesEstimates 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.


Synonymsrun


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)be


Verb groupextend, go, lead, lead, pass, run, run

2. range (motion) move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment


SamplesThe 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.


Synonymscast, drift, ramble, roam, roll, rove, stray, swan, tramp, vagabond, wander


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Something is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)go, locomote, move, travel


Narrower (hyponym)gad, gallivant, jazz around, maunder


Verb groupdrift, err, stray, wander

3. range (stative) have a range; be capable of projecting over a certain distance, as of a gun


SamplesThis gun ranges over two miles.


Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP


Narrower (hyponym)carry

4. range (stative) range or extend over; occupy a certain area


SamplesThe plants straddle the entire state.


Synonymsstraddle


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)be, comprise, constitute, make up, represent


Narrower (hyponym)spread-eagle

5. range (contact) lay out orderly or logically in a line or as if in a line


SamplesLay out the clothes.
Lay out the arguments.


Synonymsarray, lay out, set out


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)arrange, set up


Narrower (hyponym)compart

6. range (contact) feed as in a meadow or pasture


SamplesThe herd was grazing.


ExamplesThe animals range


Synonymsbrowse, crop, graze, pasture


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)eat, feed


Verb groupcrop, graze, pasture, range

7. range (consumption) let eat


SamplesRange the animals in the prairie.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)feed, give


Verb groupbrowse, crop, graze, pasture, range

8. range (cognition) assign a rank or rating to


SamplesHow would you rank these students?.
The restaurant is rated highly in the food guide.


Synonymsgrade, order, place, rank, rate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)evaluate, judge, pass judgment


Narrower (hyponym)downgrade, prioritise, prioritize, reorder, seed, sequence, shortlist, subordinate, superordinate, upgrade









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