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range


  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Range  \Range\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  rove  at  large  to  wander  without  restraint  or 
  direction;  to  roam. 
 
  Like  a  ranging  spaniel  that  barks  at  every  bird  he 
  sees.  --Burton. 
 
  2.  To  have  range;  to  change  or  differ  within  limits;  to  be 
  capable  of  projecting,  or  to  admit  of  being  projected, 
  especially  as  to  horizontal  distance;  as  the  temperature 
  ranged  through  seventy  degrees  Fahrenheit;  the  gun  ranges 
  three  miles;  the  shot  ranged  four  miles. 
 
  3.  To  be  placed  in  order  to  be  ranked;  to  admit  of 
  arrangement  or  classification;  to  rank. 
 
  And  range  with  humble  livers  in  content.  --Shak. 
 
  4.  To  have  a  certain  direction;  to  correspond  in  direction; 
  to  be  or  keep  in  a  corresponding  line  to  trend  or  run;  -- 
  often  followed  by  with  as  the  front  of  a  house  ranges 
  with  the  street;  to  range  along  the  coast. 
 
  Which  way  the  forests  range.  --Dryden. 
 
  5.  (Biol.)  To  be  native  to  or  live  in  a  certain  district  or 
  region;  as  the  peba  ranges  from  Texas  to  Paraguay. 
 
  Syn:  To  rove;  roam;  ramble;  wander;  stroll. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Range  \Range\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Ranged};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Ranging}.]  [OE.  rengen  OF  rengier  F.  ranger,  OF  renc 
  row,  rank,  F.  rang;  of  German  origin.  See  {Rane},  n.] 
  1.  To  set  in  a  row,  or  in  rows;  to  place  in  a  regular  line  or 
  lines,  or  in  ranks;  to  dispose  in  the  proper  order  to 
  rank;  as  to  range  soldiers  in  line 
 
  Maccabeus  ranged  his  army  by  hands.  --2  Macc.  xii. 
  20. 
 
  2.  To  place  (as  a  single  individual)  among  others  in  a  line 
  row,  or  order  as  in  the  ranks  of  an  army;  --  usually, 
  reflexively  and  figuratively,  (in  the  sense)  to  espouse  a 
  cause  to  join  a  party,  etc 
 
  It  would  be  absurd  in  me  to  range  myself  on  the  side 
  of  the  Duke  of  Bedford  and  the  corresponding 
  society.  --Burke. 
 
  3.  To  separate  into  parts  to  sift.  [Obs.]  --Holland. 
 
  4.  To  dispose  in  a  classified  or  in  systematic  order  to 
  arrange  regularly;  as  to  range  plants  and  animals  in 
  genera  and  species. 
 
  5.  To  rove  over  or  through  as  to  range  the  fields. 
 
  Teach  him  to  range  the  ditch,  and  force  the  brake. 
  --Gay. 
 
  6.  To  sail  or  pass  in  a  direction  parallel  to  or  near  as  to 
  range  the  coast. 
 
  Note:  Compare  the  last  two  senses  (5  and  6)  with  the  French 
  ranger  une  c[^o]te. 
 
  7.  (Biol.)  To  be  native  to  or  to  live  in  to  frequent. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Range  \Range\,  n.  [From  {Range},  v.:  cf  F.  rang['e]e.] 
  1.  A  series  of  things  in  a  line  a  row;  a  rank;  as  a  range 
  of  buildings;  a  range  of  mountains. 
 
  2.  An  aggregate  of  individuals  in  one  rank  or  degree;  an 
  order  a  class. 
 
  The  next  range  of  beings  above  him  are  the 
  immaterial  intelligences.  --Sir  M.  Hale. 
 
  3.  The  step  of  a  ladder;  a  rung.  --Clarendon. 
 
  4.  A  kitchen  grate.  [Obs.] 
 
  He  was  bid  at  his  first  coming  to  take  off  the 
  range,  and  let  down  the  cinders.  --L'Estrange. 
 
  5.  An  extended  cooking  apparatus  of  cast  iron,  set  in 
  brickwork,  and  affording  conveniences  for  various  ways  of 
  cooking;  also  a  kind  of  cooking  stove. 
 
  6.  A  bolting  sieve  to  sift  meal.  [Obs.  or  Prov.  Eng.] 
 
  7.  A  wandering  or  roving;  a  going  to  and  fro;  an  excursion;  a 
  ramble;  an  expedition. 
 
  He  may  take  a  range  all  the  world  over  --South. 
 
  8.  That  which  may  be  ranged  over  place  or  room  for 
  excursion;  especially,  a  region  of  country  in  which  cattle 
  or  sheep  may  wander  and  pasture. 
 
  9.  Extent  or  space  taken  in  by  anything  excursive;  compass  or 
  extent  of  excursion;  reach;  scope;  discursive  power;  as 
  the  range  of  one's  voice,  or  authority. 
 
  Far  as  creation's  ample  range  extends.  --Pope. 
 
  The  range  and  compass  of  Hammond's  knowledge  filled 
  the  whole  circle  of  the  arts.  --Bp.  Fell. 
 
  A  man  has  not  enough  range  of  thought.  --Addison. 
 
  10.  (Biol.)  The  region  within  which  a  plant  or  animal 
  naturally  lives. 
 
  11.  (Gun.) 
  a  The  horizontal  distance  to  which  a  shot  or  other 
  projectile  is  carried. 
  b  Sometimes  less  properly,  the  trajectory  of  a  shot  or 
  projectile. 
  c  A  place  where  shooting,  as  with  cannons  or  rifles,  is 
  practiced. 
 
  12.  In  the  public  land  system  of  the  United  States,  a  row  or 
  line  of  townships  lying  between  two  succession  meridian 
  lines  six  miles  apart. 
 
  Note:  The  meridians  included  in  each  great  survey  are 
  numbered  in  order  east  and  west  from  the  ``principal 
  meridian''  of  that  survey,  and  the  townships  in  the 
  range  are  numbered  north  and  south  from  the  ``base 
  line,''  which  runs  east  and  west;  as  township  No  6, 
  N.,  range  7,  W.,  from  the  fifth  principal  meridian. 
 
  13.  (Naut.)  See  {Range  of  cable},  below. 
 
  {Range  of  accommodation}  (Optics),  the  distance  between  the 
  near  point  and  the  far  point  of  distinct  vision,  -- 
  usually  measured  and  designated  by  the  strength  of  the 
  lens  which  if  added  to  the  refracting  media  of  the  eye 
  would  cause  the  rays  from  the  near  point  to  appear  as  if 
  they  came  from  the  far  point. 
 
  {Range  finder}  (Gunnery),  an  instrument,  or  apparatus, 
  variously  constructed,  for  ascertaining  the  distance  of  an 
  inaccessible  object,  --  used  to  determine  what  elevation 
  must  be  given  to  a  gun  in  order  to  hit  the  object;  a 
  position  finder. 
 
  {Range  of  cable}  (Naut.),  a  certain  length  of  slack  cable 
  ranged  along  the  deck  preparatory  to  letting  go  the 
  anchor. 
 
  {Range  work}  (Masonry),  masonry  of  squared  stones  laid  in 
  courses  each  of  which  is  of  even  height  throughout  the 
  length  of  the  wall;  --  distinguished  from  broken  range 
  work  which  consists  of  squared  stones  laid  in  courses  not 
  continuously  of  even  height. 
 
  {To  get  the  range  of}  (an  object)  (Gun.),  to  find  the  angle 
  at  which  the  piece  must  be  raised  to  reach  (the  object) 
  without  carrying  beyond. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  range 
  n  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"  [syn:  {scope},  {reach},  {orbit},  {compass}, 
  {ambit}] 
  2:  the  limits  within  which  something  can  be  effective;  "he  was 
  beyond  the  range  of  their  fire"  [syn:  {reach}] 
  3:  the  limits  of  the  values  a  function  can  take  "the  range  of 
  this  function  is  the  interval  from  0  to  1"  [ant:  {domain}] 
  4:  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" 
  5:  a  series  of  hills  or  mountains;  "the  valley  was  between  two 
  ranges  of  hills";  "the  plains  lay  just  beyond  the  mountain 
  range"  [syn:  {mountain  range},  {range  of  mountains},  {chain}, 
  {mountain  chain},  {chain  of  mountains}] 
  6:  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" 
  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" 
  [syn:  {compass},  {reach},  {grasp}] 
  9:  a  kitchen  appliance  used  for  cooking  food;  "dinner  was 
  already  on  the  stove"  [syn:  {stove},  {kitchen  stove},  {kitchen 
  range},  {cooking  stove}] 
  v  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"  [syn:  {run}] 
  2:  wander  about  aimlessly;  "The  gypsies  roamed  the  woods"  [syn: 
  {wander},  {swan},  {stray},  {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"  [syn:  {straddle}] 
  5:  lay  out  in  a  line  [syn:  {array},  {lay  out},  {set  out}] 
  6:  feed  as  in  a  meadow  or  pasture;  "the  herd  was  grazing"  [syn: 
  {crop},  {browse},  {graze},  {pasture}] 
  7:  let  eat;  "graze  animals"  [syn:  {graze}] 
  8:  assign  a  rank  or  rating  to  "how  would  you  rank  these 
  students?"  [syn:  {rate},  {rank},  {order},  {grade},  {place}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Range,  AL 
  Zip  code(s):  36473 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  range 
 
  [Mathematics].  See  {image}. 
 
 




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