range - definition and synonyms


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  1. 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.

    1. 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.

    2. 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.

    3. 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

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  2. 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. 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.

    1. 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

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    2. 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.

    3. c.
      [countable] the distance that a vehicle, especially a plane, can travel before it needs more fuel
  4. 4
    [countable] an open area of land where people can practise firing guns

    a rifle range

    1. a.
      an open area where people can practise hitting golf balls

      a driving range

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  5. 5
    [countable] a large area of land on a farm where cows or other animals are kept
  6. 6
    [countable] American a cooker
    1. a.
      British a very large old-fashioned piece of kitchen equipment with several ovens heated by a fire
  7. 7
    [countable] a number of mountains considered as a group