e-tutor.com - Online tutoring, learning, and homeschooling resources      Home    Enroll    Tour    Contact Us    Graphing Calculator         Dictionary Home    Index    About   
 
     
 

Definition of 'range'

Noun

  1. an area in which something acts or operates or has power or control: "the range of a supersonic jet"; "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: scope reach orbit compass ambit
  2. the limits within which something can be effective; "range of motion"; "he was beyond the reach of their fire"
       Synonyms: reach
  3. a large tract of grassy open land on which livestock can graze; "they used to drive the cattle across the open range every spring"; "he dreamed of a home on the range"
  4. a series of hills or mountains; "the valley was between two ranges of hills"; "the plains lay just beyond the mountain range"
       Synonyms: mountain range range of mountains chain mountain chain chain of mountains
  5. a place for shooting (firing or driving) projectiles of various kinds; "the army maintains a missile range in the desert"; "any good golf club will have a range where you can practice"
  6. the limits of the values a function can take; "the range of this function is the interval from 0 to 1"
  7. a variety of different things or activities; "he answered a range of questions"; "he was impressed by the range and diversity of the collection"
  8. the limit of capability; "within the compass of education"
       Synonyms: compass reach grasp
  9. a kitchen appliance used for cooking food; "dinner was already on the stove"
       Synonyms: stove kitchen stove kitchen range cooking stove

Verb

  1. change or be different within limits; "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: run
  2. move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment; "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: roll wander swan stray tramp roam cast ramble rove drift vagabond
  3. have a range; be capable of projecting over a certain distance, as of a gun; "This gun ranges over two miles"
  4. range or extend over; occupy a certain area; "The plants straddle the entire state"
       Synonyms: straddle
  5. lay out orderly or logically in a line or as if in a line; "lay out the clothes"; "lay out the arguments"
       Synonyms: array lay out set out
  6. feed as in a meadow or pasture; "the herd was grazing"
       Synonyms: crop browse graze pasture
  7. let eat; "range the animals in the prairie"
  8. assign a rank or rating to; "how would you rank these students?"; "The restaurant is rated highly in the food guide"
       Synonyms: rate rank order grade place


Get this dictionary without ads as part of the e-Tutor Virtual Learning Program.