Meaning of RANGE in English

RANGE

/ reɪndʒ; NAmE / noun , verb

■ noun

VARIETY

1.

[ C , usually sing. ] range (of sth) a variety of things of a particular type :

The hotel offers a wide range of facilities.

There is a full range of activities for children.

LIMITS

2.

[ C , usually sing. ] the limits between which sth varies :

Most of the students are in the 17-20 age range.

There will be an increase in the range of 0 to 3 per cent.

It's difficult to find a house in our price range (= that we can afford) .

This was outside the range of his experience .

OF PRODUCTS

3.

[ C ] a set of products of a particular type :

our new range of hair products

—see also mid-range , top of the range

DISTANCE

4.

[ C , U ] the distance over which sth can be seen or heard :

The child was now out of her range of vision (= not near enough for her to see) .

5.

[ C , U ] the distance over which a gun or other weapon can hit things :

These missiles have a range of 300 miles.

—see also close-range , long-range , short-range

6.

[ C ] the distance that a vehicle will travel before it needs more fuel

OF MOUNTAINS

7.

[ C ] a line or group of mountains or hills :

the great mountain range of the Alps

FOR SHOOTING

8.

[ C ] an area of land where people can practise shooting or where bombs, etc. can be tested :

a shooting range

—see also driving range , rifle range

OVEN

9.

[ C ] a large piece of equipment that can burn various fuels and is kept hot all the time, used for cooking, especially in the past

10.

( NAmE ) = cooker :

Cook the meat on a low heat on top of the range.

FOR COWS

11.

the range [ sing. ] ( NAmE ) a large open area for keeping cows, etc.

—see also free-range

IDIOMS

- in / within range (of sth)

- out of range (of sth)

■ verb

VARY

1.

[ v ] range from A to B | range between A and B to vary between two particular amounts, sizes, etc., including others between them :

to range in size / length / price from A to B

Estimates of the damage range between $1 million and $5 million.

Accommodation ranges from tourist class to luxury hotels.

2.

[ v + adv. / prep. ] range (from A to B) to include a variety of different things in addition to those mentioned :

She has had a number of different jobs, ranging from chef to swimming instructor.

The conversation ranged widely (= covered a lot of different topics) .

—see also wide-ranging

ARRANGE

3.

[ vn + adv. / prep. ] [ usually passive ] ( formal ) to arrange people or things in a particular position or order :

The delegates ranged themselves around the table.

Spectators were ranged along the whole route of the procession.

MOVE AROUND

4.

to move around an area :

[ v + adv. / prep. ]

He ranges far and wide in search of inspiration for his paintings.

[ vn ]

Her eyes ranged the room.

PHRASAL VERBS

- range yourself / sb against / with sb/sth

- range over sth

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WORD ORIGIN

Middle English (in the sense line of people or animals ): from Old French range row, rank, from rangier put in order, from rang rank. Early usage also included the notion of movement over an area .

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.