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Meaning of “range” in the English Dictionary

"range" in British English

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rangenoun

uk   us   /reɪndʒ/
  • range noun (SET)

B1 [C] a set of ​similar things: I ​offered her a range ofoptions. There is a wide/whole range of ​opinions on this ​issue.B1 [C] mainly UK (US usually line) the ​goods made by one ​company or ​goods of one ​particulartype that are ​sold in a ​shop: We ​stock the full range ofmodelrailwayaccessories.UK This ​jacket is ​part of ​our autumn/​spring range.B1 [C] a ​group of ​hills or ​mountains: a mountain range the Pennine Range We could ​see a ​low range ofhills in the ​distance.

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  • range noun (LIMIT)

B2 [S] the ​amount, ​number, or ​type of something between an ​upper and a ​lowerlimit: The ​price range is from $100 to $500. The ​product is ​aimed at ​youngpeople 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 (ofexperience).C2 [S or U] the ​distance within which you can ​see, ​hear, or ​hit someone: The ​ship was in/out of range of ​ourguns. He was ​shot at ​pointblank/at ​close range (= from very near). [S] the ​period of ​time in the ​future within which something is ​planned or ​expected to ​happen: long-rangeplans short-/medium-/​long-range ​weatherforecasting [S] the ​distance that a ​vehicle or ​aircraft can ​travel without having to ​stop for more ​fuel: short-/medium-/​long-rangeairliners [C] all the ​musicalnotes that a ​singer can ​sing or a ​musicalinstrument is ​able to ​produce

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  • range noun (COOKER)

[C] UK (also kitchen range) an ​oldtype of cooker, with one or more ​ovens and ​cookingsurfaces, that is ​heated with ​wood or ​coal and is ​kepthot all the ​time [C] US (UK cooker) a ​large box-shaped ​device that is used to ​cook and ​heatfood, either by putting the ​food inside or by putting it on the ​top: She was ​cookingsoup on the range.
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rangeverb

uk   us   /reɪndʒ/
  • range verb (LIMIT)

B2 [I usually + adv/prep] to have an ​upper and a ​lowerlimit in ​amount, ​number, etc.: Dress ​sizes range frompetite toextralarge. Prices range between $50 and $250.

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  • range verb (MOVE)

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

"range" in American English

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rangenoun

 us   /reɪndʒ/
  • range noun (LIMIT)

[C/U] the ​level to which something is ​limited, or the ​area within which something ​operates: [C] a ​wide range of ​subjects [C] The ​coat was ​beautiful, but way out of my ​price range. [C] I like ​temperatures in the 60s and 70s, ​somewhere in that range. [C/U] Range is also the ​period of ​time within which something ​happens, or the ​distance something ​travels: [U] the ​short/​intermediate/​long range [U] He was ​shot at very ​close range. [C/U] A vehicle’s or aircraft’s range is the ​distance that it can ​travel without having to ​stop for more ​fuel.
  • range noun (SET)

[C] a set of ​similar or ​related things: We ​offer a ​wide range of ​options. The ​clinicprovides a ​full range of ​medicalservices. [C] A range (also (also line)) is a ​group of ​products of a ​particulartype.
  • range noun (MOUNTAINS)

[C] a ​group of ​mountains or ​hills: the San Juan Range
  • range noun (PRACTICE AREA)

[C] an ​area where ​people can ​practiceshootingguns or ​hittinggolfballs, or where ​weapons can be tested
  • range noun (LAND)

[C] a ​largearea of ​land for ​animals to ​feed on, or the ​region a ​type of ​animal or ​plant comes from and is most often ​found in
  • range noun (STOVE)

[C] a ​stove used for ​cooking that has a ​topsurface with ​burners (= ​devices for ​controllingflames or ​heat) for ​heatingfood and usually an ​oven (= ​enclosedcookingspace): gas/​electric range

rangeverb [I always + adv/prep]

 us   /reɪndʒ/
to be ​limited to a ​particularlength, ​amount, or ​area: Prices range from $50 to $250. Our ​discussions ranged over many ​issues.
to move or ​travel with ​completefreedom: The ​hikers ranged over the ​hills all ​day.
(Definition of range from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"range" in Business English

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rangenoun

uk   us   /reɪndʒ/
[C, usually singular] a ​number of similar things considered as a ​group: a range of sth They ​provide IT and ​consultancyservices to a range of ​clients.a wide/broad range The new ​regulationsallow a much wider range of ​companies to ​selllegalservices. a range of ​issues/​options/possibilities
[C] COMMERCE a set of ​products of a similar ​type that are ​sold by a particular ​company or ​store: a broad/wide/huge range We ​stock a wide range of ​printers and ​accessories.a full/extensive range They ​aim to ​offer a ​full range of ​onlineservices for ​travellers.a small/narrow/limited range Big-discount ​retailerssell a ​limited range at ​highlycompetitiveprices.
[C, usually singular] the ​amount or ​type of something between an upper and ​lowerlimit: in the range of $1500-$2000/£10,000-12,000, etc. The ​cost of ​building the new stadium is ​estimated to be in the range of €150-180 million.in the ... range Their ​annualsalaries are in the $30,000 to $40,000 range.age/frequency/income range We ​interviewedcustomers across the whole age range, from 16 to 65.
[C, usually singular] FINANCE, STOCK MARKET the ​highest and ​lowestprice at which a particular ​share has ​traded over a ​period of ​time: Most of the fund's ​purchases are in the 250p-300p ​trading range.
[S] the ​limits of ​power, ​responsibility, ​experience, etc. that a ​person or ​organization has: range of experience/skills/abilities The ​project is outside my range of ​experience.
trade in a narrow/tight range FINANCE, STOCK MARKET to set the ​price of ​stocks or ​shares at a ​level where there is very little difference between the ​bottom and ​topprice, especially when ​investors are nervous about a ​financialmarket: The ​marketstraded in a ​narrow range ​ahead of today's US interest-rate decision.

rangeverb [I]

uk   us   /reɪndʒ/
to have an upper and ​lowerlimit in ​amount, ​level, etc.: range from sth to sth Prices range from $50 to $1500.range between sth and sth Charges range between 15% and 25%.
to ​include a ​group of things of the ​type described: range from sth to sth They ​sellproducts ranging from ​batteries to ​high-endelectronicgoods.
(Definition of range from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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