Date: 1200-1300
Language: Old French
Origin: renge, from rengier; RANGE2


1 noun
range1 S1 W1

variety of things/people

[countable usually singular] a number of people or things that are all different, but are all of the same general type
range of
a range of services
The drug is effective against a range of bacteria.
wide/broad/whole/full range of something
students from a wide range of backgrounds
advice on a whole range of subjects
narrow/limited range of something
A fairly narrow range of people are responsible for key decisions.


[countable] the limits within which amounts, quantities, ages etc vary
age/price/temperature etc range
toys suitable for children in the pre-school age range
a temperature range of 72-85º
in/within a ... range
Your blood pressure's well within the normal range.
in the range (of) something to something
a salary in the range of $25,000 to $30,000
Even the cheapest property was out of our price range (=too expensive for us).


[countable] a set of similar products made by a particular company or available in a particular shop
range of
a new range of kitchenware
A company from Darlington has just launched its latest range of fashion jewellery.
The watches in this range are priced at £24.50.
We have a very large product range.
mid-range, top-of-the-range


a) [uncountable and countable]PMW the distance over which a particular weapon can hit things
range of
missiles with a range of 3000 km
within range (of something)
We waited until the enemy was within range.
out of/beyond range (of something)
I ducked down to get out of range of the gunshots.
at close/short/point-blank range (=from very close)
Both men had been shot at point-blank range.
long-range, short-range
b) [uncountable and countable] the distance within which something can be seen or heard
within range (of something)
a handsome man who drew admiring glances from any female within range
any spot within range of your radio signal
out of/beyond range (of something)
Joan hoped that the others were out of range of her mother's voice.
One way to see birds at close range is to attract them into your own garden.
c) [countable]TTA the distance which a vehicle such as an aircraft can travel before it needs more fuel etc
range of
The plane has a range of 3,600 miles.


[countable usually singular]APM all the musical notes that a particular singer or musical instrument can make:
His vocal range is amazing.


[countable]DNSG a group of mountains or hills, usually in a line:
a land of high mountain ranges and deep valleys
range of mountains/hills
the longest range of hills in the Lake District

place for shooting

[countable]PMW an area of land where you can practise shooting or where weapons can be tested:
the police shooting range


[uncountable and countable] the number of different things that someone, especially an actor or actress, does well:
an actor of extraordinary range and intensity


[uncountable and countable] American EnglishTA a large area of land covered with grass, on which cattle are kept


a) American English a cooker
b) British English a large piece of kitchen equipment in which you make a fire and use this heat to cook food [↪ stove]:
a coal-fired kitchen range

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