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Range vs. Extent — What's the Difference?

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Range

The area of variation between upper and lower limits on a particular scale
Grand hotels were outside my price range
The cost will be in the range of $1–5 million a day
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Extent

The area covered by something
An enclosure ten acres in extent
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Range

A set of different things of the same general type
The company's new carpet range
The area offers a wide range of activities for the tourist
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Extent

The particular degree to which something is or is believed to be the case
Decision-making was to a large extent outside his control
Everyone will have to compromise to some extent
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Range

The distance within which a person can see or hear
Something lurked just beyond her range of vision
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Extent

The range, magnitude, or distance over which a thing extends
Landowners unaware of the extent of their own holdings.
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Range

A line or series of mountains or hills
A mountain range
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Extent

The degree to which a thing extends
Prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
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Range

A large area of open land for grazing or hunting
On dude ranches, tourists put on crisp new western gear to ride the range
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Extent

An extensive space or area
An extent of desert.
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Range

A large cooking stove with burners or hotplates and one or more ovens, all of which are kept continually hot
A wood-burning kitchen range
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Extent

In Great Britain, a writ allowing a creditor to seize a debtor's property temporarily.
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Range

A row of buildings
Townesend's Durham quadrangle range at Trinity College
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Extent

The seizure in execution of such a writ.
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Range

The direction or position in which something lies
The range of the hills and valleys is nearly from north to south
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Extent

(Archaic) An assessment or valuation, as of land in Britain, especially for taxation.
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Range

Vary or extend between specified limits
Prices range from £30 to £100
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Extent

A range of values or locations.
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Range

Place or arrange in a row or rows or in a specified manner
A table with half a dozen chairs ranged around it
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Extent

The space, area, volume, etc., to which something extends.
The extent of his knowledge of the language is a few scattered words.
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Range

Place oneself or be placed in opposition to (a person or group)
Japan ranged herself against the European nations
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Extent

(computing) A contiguous area of storage in a file system.
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Range

(of a person or animal) travel or wander over a wide area
Patrols ranged deep into enemy territory
Free-ranging groups of baboons
Tribes who ranged the windswept lands of the steppe
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Extent

The valuation of property.
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Range

Obtain the range of a target by adjustment after firing past it or short of it, or by the use of radar or laser equipment
Radar-type transmissions which appeared to be ranging on our convoys
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Extent

(legal) A writ directing the sheriff to seize the property of a debtor, for the recovery of debts of record due to the Crown.
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Range

(of a person or their lifestyle) orderly; settled
It's possible to be too rangé
By comparison with Strachey, Keynes was rangé
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Extent

A former tent; something (or someone) that was a tent but no longer is
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Range

A number or grouping of things in the same category or within specified limits
Offers a range of financial services.
Jobs at different pay ranges.
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Extent

(obsolete) Extended.
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Range

An amount or extent of variation
A wide price range.
The range of genetic diversity.
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Extent

Extended.
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Range

(Music) The gamut of tones that a voice or instrument is capable of producing. Also called compass.
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Extent

Space or degree to which a thing is extended; hence, superficies; compass; bulk; size; length; as, an extent of country or of line; extent of information or of charity.
Life in its large extent is scare a span.
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Range

A class, rank, or order
The lower ranges of society.
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Extent

Degree; measure; proportion.
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Range

Extent of perception, knowledge, experience, or ability
Calculus is simply out of my range.
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Extent

A peculiar species of execution upon debts due to the crown, under which the lands and goods of the debtor may be seized to secure payment.
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Range

The area or sphere in which an activity takes place
Beyond the range of the court's jurisdiction.
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Extent

The point or degree to which something extends;
The extent of the damage
The full extent of the law
To a certain extent she was right
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Range

The maximum extent or distance limiting operation, action, or effectiveness, as of a sound, radio signal, instrument, firearm, or aircraft
The limited range of the telescope.
Out of range of their guns.
Within hearing range.
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Extent

The distance or area or volume over which something extends;
The vast extent of the desert
An orchard of considerable extent
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Range

The maximum distance that can be covered by a vehicle with a specified payload before its fuel supply is exhausted.
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Range

The distance between a projectile weapon and its target.
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Range

A place equipped for practice in shooting at targets.
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Range

A testing area at which rockets and missiles are launched and tracked.
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Range

A place or business where golf shots can be practiced.
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Range

An extensive area of open land on which livestock wander and graze.
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Range

The geographic region in which a plant, animal, or other organism normally lives or grows.
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Range

The opportunity or freedom to wander or explore
We had free range of the campus.
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Range

(Mathematics) The set of all values a given function may take on.
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Range

(Statistics) The difference or interval between the smallest and largest values in a frequency distribution or a set of data.
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Range

A group or series of things extending in a line or row, especially a row or chain of mountains.
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Range

One of a series of double-faced bookcases in a library stack room.
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Range

A north-south strip of townships, each six miles square, numbered east and west from a specified meridian in a US public land survey.
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Range

A stove with spaces for cooking a number of things at the same time.
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Range

To vary within specified limits
Sizes that range from small to extra large.
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Range

To extend in a particular direction
A river that ranges to the east.
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Range

To cover or have application to a number of things
Their conversation ranged over the major issues of the day. Her responsibilities range across all aspects of the negotiations.
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Range

To move through, along, or around in an area or region
Raiders ranged up and down the coast.
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Range

To wander freely; roam
Allowed the animals to range freely.
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Range

To look over something or around an area or place
The teacher's eyes ranged over the class.
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Range

To live or grow within a particular region
"Some animals and plants range over a large portion of the world, yet retain the same character" (Charles Darwin).
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Range

To arrange or dispose in a particular order, especially in rows or lines
"In the front seats of the galleries were ranged the ladies of the court" (Carolly Erickson).
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Range

To assign to a particular category; classify
Her works are often ranged under the headings Mystery and Science Fiction.
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Range

To move through or along or around in (an area or region)
The scouts ranged the mountain forests. The patrol boat ranged the coast.
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Range

To look over or throughout (something)
His eyes ranged the room, looking for the letter.
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Range

To turn (livestock) onto an extensive area of open land for grazing.
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Range

To align (a gun, for example) with a target.
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Range

To determine the distance of (a target).
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Range

To be capable of reaching (a maximum distance).
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Range

(Nautical) To uncoil (an anchor cable) on deck so the anchor may descend easily.
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Range

A line or series of mountains, buildings, etc.
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Range

A fireplace; a fire or other cooking apparatus; now specifically, a large cooking stove with many hotplates.
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Range

Selection, array.
We sell a wide range of cars.
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Range

An area for practicing shooting at targets.
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Range

An area for military training or equipment testing.
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Range

The distance from a person or sensor to an object, target, emanation, or event.
We could see the ship at a range of five miles.
One can use the speed of sound to estimate the range of a lightning flash.
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Range

The maximum distance or reach of capability (of a weapon, radio, detector, etc.).
This missile's range is 500 kilometres.
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Range

The distance a vehicle (e.g., a car, bicycle, lorry, or aircraft) can travel without refueling.
This aircraft's range is 15 000 kilometres.
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Range

An area of open, often unfenced, grazing land.
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Range

The extent or space taken in by anything excursive; compass or extent of excursion; reach; scope.
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Range

(mathematics) The set of values (points) which a function can obtain.
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Range

(statistics) 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.
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Range

The defensive area that a player can cover.
Jones has good range for a big man.
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Range

(music) The scale of all the tones a voice or an instrument can produce.
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Range

(ecology) The geographical area or zone where a species is normally naturally found.
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Range

(programming) A sequential list of values specified by an iterator.
Calls the given function on each value in the input range.
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Range

An aggregate of individuals in one rank or degree; an order; a class.
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Range

(obsolete) The step of a ladder; a rung.
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Range

A bolting sieve to sift meal.
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Range

A wandering or roving; a going to and fro; an excursion; a ramble; an expedition.
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Range

In the public land system, a row or line of townships lying between two succession meridian lines six miles apart.
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Range

The variety of roles that an actor can play in a satisfactory way.
By playing in comedies as well as in dramas he has proved his range as an actor.
By playing in comedies as well as in dramas he has proved his acting range.
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Range

(intransitive) To travel over (an area, etc); to roam, wander.
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Range

(transitive) To rove over or through.
To range the fields
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Range

To exercise the power of something over something else; to cause to submit to, over.
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Range

(transitive) To bring (something) into a specified position or relationship (especially, of opposition) with something else.
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Range

(intransitive) Of a variable, to be able to take any of the values in a specified range.
The variable x ranges over all real values from 0 to 10.
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Range

(transitive) To classify.
To range plants and animals in genera and species
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Range

(intransitive) To form a line or a row.
The front of a house ranges with the street.
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Range

(intransitive) To be placed in order; to be ranked; to admit of arrangement or classification; to rank.
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Range

(transitive) 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.
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Range

(transitive) 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.
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Range

(biology) To be native to, or live in, a certain district or region.
The peba ranges from Texas to Paraguay.
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Range

To determine the range to a target.
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Range

To sail or pass in a direction parallel to or near.
To range the coast
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Range

(baseball) Of a player, to travel a significant distance for a defensive play.
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Range

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 rank; as, to range soldiers in line.
Maccabeus ranged his army by bands.
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Range

To place (as a single individual) among others in a line, row, or order, as in the ranks of an army; - usually, reflexively and figuratively, (in the sense) to espouse a cause, to join a party, etc.
It would be absurd in me to range myself on the side of the Duke of Bedford and the corresponding society.
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Range

To separate into parts; to sift.
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Range

To dispose in a classified or in systematic order; to arrange regularly; as, to range plants and animals in genera and species.
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Range

To rove over or through; as, to range the fields.
Teach him to range the ditch, and force the brake.
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Range

To sail or pass in a direction parallel to or near; as, to range the coast.
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Range

To be native to, or to live in; to frequent.
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Range

To rove at large; to wander without restraint or direction; to roam.
Like a ranging spaniel that barks at every bird he sees.
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Range

To have range; to change or differ within limits; to be capable of projecting, or to admit of being projected, especially as to horizontal distance; as, the temperature ranged through seventy degrees Fahrenheit; the gun ranges three miles; the shot ranged four miles.
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Range

To be placed in order; to be ranked; to admit of arrangement or classification; to rank.
And range with humble livers in content.
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Range

To have a certain direction; to correspond in direction; to be or keep in a corresponding line; to trend or run; - often followed by with; as, the front of a house ranges with the street; to range along the coast.
Which way the forests range.
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Range

To be native to, or live in, a certain district or region; as, the peba ranges from Texas to Paraguay.
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Range

A series of things in a line; a row; a rank; as, a range of buildings; a range of mountains.
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Range

An aggregate of individuals in one rank or degree; an order; a class.
The next range of beings above him are the immaterial intelligences.
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Range

The step of a ladder; a rung.
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Range

A kitchen grate.
He was bid at his first coming to take off the range, and let down the cinders.
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Range

An extended cooking apparatus of cast iron, set in brickwork, and affording conveniences for various ways of cooking; also, a kind of cooking stove.
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Range

A bolting sieve to sift meal.
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Range

A wandering or roving; a going to and fro; an excursion; a ramble; an expedition.
He may take a range all the world over.
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Range

That which may be ranged over; place or room for excursion; especially, a region of country in which cattle or sheep may wander and pasture.
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Range

Extent or space taken in by anything excursive; compass or extent of excursion; reach; scope; discursive power; as, the range of one's voice, or authority.
Far as creation's ample range extends.
The range and compass of Hammond's knowledge filled the whole circle of the arts.
A man has not enough range of thought.
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Range

The region within which a plant or animal naturally lives.
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Range

The horizontal distance to which a shot or other projectile is carried.
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Range

In the public land system of the United States, a row or line of townships lying between two successive meridian lines six miles apart.
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Range

See Range of cable, below.
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Range

An area in which something acts or operates or has power or control:
The range of a supersonic jet
The ambit of municipal legislation
Within the compass of this article
Within the scope of an investigation
Outside the reach of the law
In the political orbit of a world power
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Range

The limits within which something can be effective;
Range of motion
He was beyond the reach of their fire
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Range

A large tract of grassy open land on which livestock can graze;
They used to drive the cattle across the open range every spring
He dreamed of a home on the range
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Range

A series of hills or mountains;
The valley was between two ranges of hills
The plains lay just beyond the mountain range
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Range

A place for shooting (firing or driving) projectiles of various kinds;
The army maintains a missile range in the desert
Any good golf club will have a range where you can practice
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Range

The limits of the values a function can take;
The range of this function is the interval from 0 to 1
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Range

A variety of different things or activities;
He answered a range of questions
He was impressed by the range and diversity of the collection
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Range

The limit of capability;
Within the compass of education
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Range

A kitchen appliance used for cooking food;
Dinner was already on the stove
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Range

Change or be different within limits;
Estimates for the losses in the earthquake range as high as $2 billion
Interest rates run from 5 to 10 percent
The instruments ranged from tuba to cymbals
My students range from very bright to dull
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Range

Move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment;
The gypsies roamed the woods
Roving vagabonds
The wandering Jew
The cattle roam across the prairie
The laborers drift from one town to the next
They rolled from town to town
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Range

Have a range; be capable of projecting over a certain distance, as of a gun;
This gun ranges over two miles
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Range

Range or extend over; occupy a certain area;
The plants straddle the entire state
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Range

Lay out in a line
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Range

Feed as in a meadow or pasture;
The herd was grazing
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Range

Let eat;
Range the animals in the prairie
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Range

Assign a rank or rating to;
How would you rank these students?
The restaurant is rated highly in the food guide
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