a. A number or grouping of things in the same category or within specified limits: offers a range of financial services; jobs at different pay ranges.
b. An amount or extent of variation: a wide price range; the range of genetic diversity.
c. Music The gamut of tones that a voice or instrument is capable of producing. Also called compass.
d. A class, rank, or order: the lower ranges of society.
a. Extent of perception, knowledge, experience, or ability: Calculus is simply out of my range.
b. The area or sphere in which an activity takes place: beyond the range of the court's jurisdiction.
a. The maximum extent or distance limiting operation, action, or effectiveness, as of a sound, radio signal, instrument, firearm, or aircraft: the limited range of the telescope; out of range of their guns; within hearing range.
b. The maximum distance that can be covered by a vehicle with a specified payload before its fuel supply is exhausted.
c. The distance between a projectile weapon and its target.
a. A place equipped for practice in shooting at targets.
b. A testing area at which rockets and missiles are launched and tracked.
c. A place or business where golf shots can be practiced.
5. An extensive area of open land on which livestock wander and graze.
6. The geographic region in which a plant, animal, or other organism normally lives or grows.
7. The opportunity or freedom to wander or explore: We had free range of the campus.
a. Mathematics The set of all values a given function may take on.
b. Statistics The difference or interval between the smallest and largest values in a frequency distribution or a set of data.
9. A group or series of things extending in a line or row, especially a row or chain of mountains.
10. One of a series of double-faced bookcases in a library stack room.
11. A north-south strip of townships, each six miles square, numbered east and west from a specified meridian in a US public land survey.
12. A stove with spaces for cooking a number of things at the same time.