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range

noun uk   /reɪndʒ/ us  

range noun (SET)

B1 [C] a set of similar things: I offered her a range of options. There is a wide/whole range of opinions on this issue.Groups and collections of thingsVariety and mixtures B1 [C] (US also line) the goods made by one company or goods of one particular type that are sold in a shop: We stock the full range of model railway accessories. This jacket is part of our autumn/spring range.Products and producersBuying and selling in general B1 [C] a group of hills or mountains: a mountain range the Pennine Range We could see a low range of hills in the distance.Hills and mountains

range noun (LIMIT)

B2 [S] the amount, number, or type of something between an upper and a lower limit: The price range is from $100 to $500. The product is aimed at young people in the 18–25 age range. The coat was in/out of my price range. This type of work is outside/beyond/out of my range (of experience).Range and limits C2 [S or U] the distance within which you can see, hear, or hit someone: The ship was in/out of range of our guns. He was shot at point blank/at close range (= from very near).Measurements of length and distance [S] the period of time in the future within which something is planned or expected to happen: long-range plans short-/medium-/long-range weather forecastingRange and limits [S] the distance that a vehicle or aircraft can travel without having to stop for more fuel: short-/medium-/long-range airlinersMeasurements of length and distance [C] all the musical notes that a singer can sing or a musical instrument is able to producePlaying musicSinging in generalSinging in general

range noun (WEAPONS AREA)

[C] an area where people can practise shooting or where bombs or other weapons can be tested: The soldiers were practising on the rifle/shooting range. The bomb was tested on a missile range in the desert.Guns

range noun (LAND)

[C] US land for animals to feed on: The cowboys were herding the cattle on the range.Animal farming - general words

range noun (COOKER)

[C] UK (also kitchen range) an old type of cooker, with one or more ovens and cooking surfaces, that is heated with wood or coal and is kept hot all the timeKitchen appliances [C] US a cookerKitchen appliances

range

verb uk   /reɪndʒ/ us  

range verb (LIMIT)

B2 [I usually + adv/prep] to have an upper and a lower limit in amount, number, etc.: Dress sizes range from petite to extra large. Prices range between $50 and $250.Range and limits

range verb (POSITION)

[T usually + adv/prep] to position people or things together, especially in rows: The crowd ranged itself along the route of the procession. The troops were ranged in front of the commanding officer.
Synonym
Classifying and creating order

range verb (MOVE)

[I usually + adv/prep] to move or travel freely: The hens range freely about/over the farm. The walkers ranged through/over the hills all day.Walking and walkers [I usually + adv/prep] (of a piece of writing or speech) to deal with: Our discussion ranged over many current issues. The findings of a wide-ranging (= including many subjects) survey of young people's attitudes are published today.Regarding and concerningLinking and relating
(Definition of range from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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