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Date: 1200-1300
Language: Old French
Origin: rengier, from renc, reng; RANK1

range

2 verb
     
range2 W3
1

include

[intransitive always + adverb/preposition]
a) to include a variety of different things or people in addition to those mentioned
range from something to something
The show had a massive audience, ranging from children to grandparents.
b) if prices, levels, temperatures etc range from one amount to another, they include both those amounts and anything in between
range from something to something
There were 120 students whose ages ranged from 10 to 18.
range between something and something
The population of these cities ranges between 3 and 5 million.
range in age/size/price etc
The shoes range in price from $25 to $100.
2

deal with many subjects

[intransitive] to deal with a wide range of subjects or ideas in a book, speech, conversation etc
range over
The conversation had ranged over a variety of topics, from sport to current affairs.
The discussion ranged widely.
3

move around

[intransitive always + adverb/preposition] to move around in an area without aiming for a particular place [= wander]
range over/through
Cattle ranged over the pastures in search of food.
4

range yourself with/against somebody/something

formal to publicly state your agreement with, or opposition to, a particular group's beliefs and ideas:
individuals who had ranged themselves against the authorities
5

arrange

British English [transitive always + adverb/preposition] formal to put things in a particular order or position:
In the dining room, team photographs were ranged along the wall.

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