Meaning of RANGE in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ reɪndʒ ]

( ranges, ranging, ranged)

Frequency: The word is one of the 1500 most common words in English.


A range of things is a number of different things of the same general kind.

A wide range of colours and patterns are available...

The two men discussed a range of issues...

N-COUNT : usu with supp , oft N of n


A range is the complete group that is included between two points on a scale of measurement or quality.

The average age range is between 35 and 55.

...properties available in the price range they are looking for.

N-COUNT : usu with supp , oft n N


The range of something is the maximum area in which it can reach things or detect things.

The 120mm mortar has a range of 18,000 yards...

N-COUNT : usu with supp


If things range between two points or range from one point to another, they vary within these points on a scale of measurement or quality.

They range in price from $3 to $15.

...offering merchandise ranging from the everyday to the esoteric.

...temperatures ranging between 5°C and 20°C.

VERB : V from amount to amount , V from n to n , V between pl-amount


A range of mountains or hills is a line of them.

...the massive mountain ranges to the north.

N-COUNT : usu with supp


A rifle range or a shooting range is a place where people can practise shooting at targets.

It reminds me of my days on the rifle range preparing for duty in Vietnam.

N-COUNT : usu supp N


A range or kitchen range is an old-fashioned metal cooker. ( BRIT )

N-COUNT : usu with supp


A range or kitchen range is a large metal device for cooking food using gas or electricity. A range consists of a grill, an oven, and some gas or electric rings. ( AM; in BRIT, usually use cooker )



see also free-range


If something is in range or within range , it is near enough to be reached or detected. If it is out of range , it is too far away to be reached or detected.

Cars are driven through the mess, splashing everyone in range.

...a base within range of enemy missiles...

The fish stayed 50 yards offshore, well out of range.

PHRASE : v-link PHR , PHR after v


If you see or hit something at close range or from close range , you are very close to it when you see it or hit it. If you do something at a range of half a mile, for example, you are half a mile away from it when you do it.

He was shot in the head at close range...

The enemy opened fire at a range of only 20 yards.

PHRASE : PHR after v

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