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verb     range pronunciation in American English
Word Forms
present tense
present participleranging
past tenseranged
past participleranged
  1. 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 dollars.

    range between:

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

  2. 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. 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. 4
    [transitive] formal to arrange things in a particular place or position

    Boxes of books were ranged against the wall.

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