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"
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"
a variety of different things or activities; "he answered a range of questions"; "he was impressed by the range and diversity of the collection"
the limits within which something can be effective; "range of motion"; "he was beyond the reach of their fire"
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"
a series of hills or mountains; "the valley was between two ranges of hills"; "the plains lay just beyond the mountain range"
the limits of the values a function can take; "the range of this function is the interval from 0 to 1"
let eat; "range the animals in the prairie"
lay out orderly or logically in a line or as if in a line; "lay out the clothes"; "lay out the arguments"
range or extend over; occupy a certain area; "The plants straddle the entire state"
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"
have a range; be capable of projecting over a certain distance, as of a gun; "This gun ranges over two miles"