range

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range is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
range


Range is part of the Academic Word List. It is important for students in college and university.

Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
range

Plural
ranges

A mountain range
A shooting range
  1. A range of X is a number of different kinds of Xs
    We offer you a whole range of clothes, from socks to hats.
  2. The range is area between an upper and lower limit.
    Most accidents affect children in the seven to 10 age range.
  3. Something's range is the distance that it can travel.
    The company's newest airplane has a range of 10,556km.
  4. In statistics, the range of results is highest result minus the lowest result.
    The test results in the study had a range of 63; the highest was 100 and the lowest 37.
  5. A (mountain) range is a group of mountains.
  6. A shooting range is a place to practice using a gun.
  7. A range is a large grassy area for farm animals to walk about freely.
  8. A range is a large stove for cooking.

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Verb[change]

Plain form
range

Third-person singular
ranges

Past tense
ranged

Past participle
ranged

Present participle
ranging

(intransitive)

  1. If something ranges from X to Y, it includes a number of different things and X and Y are different examples of those.
    The police had stopped him for a variety of things ranging from stealing a book to having a gun.
  2. If something ranges around an area, it moves around it.

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