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[n] 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"
[n] a kitchen appliance used for cooking food; "dinner was already on the stove"
[n] 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"
[n] the limit of capability; "within the compass of education"
[n] a variety of different things or activities; "he answered a range of questions"; "he was impressed by the range and diversity of the collection"
[n] the limits within which something can be effective; "range of motion"; "he was beyond the reach of their fire"
[n] 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"
[n] a series of hills or mountains; "the valley was between two ranges of hills"; "the plains lay just beyond the mountain range"
[n] the limits of the values a function can take; "the range of this function is the interval from 0 to 1"
[v] assign a rank or rating to; "how would you rank these students?"; "The restaurant is rated highly in the food guide"
[v] let eat; "range the animals in the prairie"
[v] lay out in a line
[v] feed as in a meadow or pasture; "the herd was grazing"
[v] 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"
[v] range or extend over; occupy a certain area; "The plants straddle the entire state"
[v] 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"
[v] have a range; be capable of projecting over a certain distance, as of a gun; "This gun ranges over two miles"


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