• A line or series of mountains, buildings, etc.
  • A fireplace; a fire or other cooking apparatus; now specifically, a large cooking stove with many hotplates.
  • Selection, array.
  • An area for practicing shooting at targets.
  • An area for military training or equipment testing.
  • The distance from a person or sensor to an object, target, emanation, or event.
  • Maximum distance, reach of capability (of a weapon, radio, detector, etc.).
  • Distance a vehicle (car, bicycle, lorry, aircraft) can travel without refueling.
  • An area of open, often unfenced, grazing land.
  • Extent or space taken in by anything excursive; compass or extent of excursion; reach; scope.
  • The set of values (points) which a function can obtain.
  • The length of the smallest interval which contains all the data in a sample; the difference between the largest and smallest observations in the sample.
  • The defensive area that a player can cover.
  • The scale of all the tones a voice or an instrument can produce.
  • The geographical area or zone where a species is normally naturally found.
  • A sequential list of values specified by an iterator.
  • An aggregate of individuals in one rank or degree; an order; a class.
  • The step of a ladder; a rung.
  • A bolting sieve to sift meal.
  • A wandering or roving; a going to and fro; an excursion; a ramble; an expedition.
  • In the public land system, a row or line of townships lying between two succession meridian lines six miles apart.
  • The variety of roles that an actor can play in a satisfactory way.


  • To travel over (an area, etc); to roam, wander.
  • To rove over or through.
  • To exercise the power of something over something else; to cause to submit to, over.
  • To bring (something) into a specified position or relationship (especially, of opposition) with something else.
  • Of a variable, to be able to take any of the values in a specified range.
  • To classify.
  • To form a line or a row.
  • To be placed in order; to be ranked; to admit of arrangement or classification; to rank.
  • 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 place among others in a line, row, or order, as in the ranks of an army; usually, reflexively and figuratively, to espouse a cause, to join a party, etc.
  • To be native to, or live in, a certain district or region.
  • To sail or pass in a direction parallel to or near.
  • Of a player, to travel a significant distance for a defensive play.


Narrower meaning words

  • artillery range
  • grenade range
  • live-fire range
  • missile range
  • rocket range
  • tank range
  • en
  • archery range
  • firing range
  • indoor range
  • shooting range
  • target range
  • effective range
  • maximum range


  • From Middle English rengen, from Old French rengier ("to range, to rank, to order,"), from the noun renc, reng, ranc, rang, from Frankish *hring, from Proto-Germanic *hringaz ("ring, circle, curve").

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