I UK [reɪndʒ] / US noun
Word forms "range":
singular range plural ranges
1) [countable] a number of different things that are of the same general type
range of:

The speaker will deal with a broad a range of issues affecting professional women.

Our training programme covers all ranges of ability.

a) a group of products of the same type that a particular company makes or that a particular shop sells
range of:

Try our new range of beauty products.

wide range:

We stock a wide range of office furniture.

They hired a top of the range motor home.

b) all the numbers, ages, measurements etc that are included within particular fixed limits

books for children in the 11-to-14 age range

in the range:

Temperatures are expected to be in the range 75 to 85 degrees.

c) music all the musical notes that a person can sing or an instrument can play, from the highest to the lowest
vocal range:

a singer with an impressive vocal range

2) [singular] the limits within which a person or organization is able to deal effectively with something

Such a decision is not within the range of my responsibility.

3) [singular/uncountable] the distance within which you can see, hear, or reach something
in/within range (of something):

The children turned their cameras on anyone in range.

out of range (of something):

It's best to stay out of range of recording equipment.

a) [singular/uncountable] the longest distance a gun or other weapon can fire a bullet or other missile
within range of something:

Several cities are within range of their artillery.


medium-range antitank missiles

b) [uncountable] the distance between a weapon that someone fires and the person or thing that they are aiming at
close/point-blank range:

The gunman fired twice at point-blank range.

c) [countable] the distance that a vehicle, especially a plane, can travel before it needs more fuel
a) [countable] an open area of land where people can practise firing guns

a rifle range

b) an open area where people can practise hitting golf balls

a driving range

5) [countable] a large area of land on a farm where cows or other animals are kept
a) [countable] American a cooker
b) British a very large old-fashioned piece of kitchen equipment with several ovens heated by a fire
7) [countable] a number of mountains considered as a group

II UK [reɪndʒ] / US verb
Word forms "range":
present tense I/you/we/they range he/she/it ranges present participle ranging past tense ranged past participle ranged
1) [intransitive] to be included in a group of numbers, ages, measurements etc with particular fixed limits
range from:

Costs range from 50 to several hundred pounds.

range between:

The team contained ten players whose ages ranged between 10 and 16.

2) [intransitive] to include a variety of things
range over:

They asked questions ranging over the whole subject of science.

range from something to something:

products ranging from televisions to computer software

3) [intransitive/transitive] to move with complete freedom around a large area

There were buffalo ranging the plains of North America.

range over/around:

The Polynesians ranged over the entire Pacific Ocean.

4) [transitive] to arrange things in a particular place or position

Boxes of books were ranged against the wall.

range yourself with/against someone — to join with someone to support or oppose a particular person or group in an argument or fight

be ranged with/against someone:

Several senior cabinet ministers are ranged against the Prime Minister.

English dictionary. 2014.


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