- the area of variation between upper and lower limits on a particular scale；the scope of a person's knowledge or abilities
- vary or extend between specified limits；place or arrange in a row or rows or in a specified order or manner
verb: range, 3rd person present: ranges, gerund or present participle: ranging, past tense: ranged, past participle: ranged
noun: range, plural noun: ranges
- 1. the area of variation between upper and lower limits on a particular scale the cost is thought to be in the range of $1-5 million a day it's outside my price range 同義詞
- ▪ the scope of a person's knowledge or abilities he gave some indication of his range
- ▪ the compass of a person's voice or a musical instrument she was gifted with an incredible vocal range
- ▪ the extent of time covered by something such as a forecast.
- ▪ the area or extent covered by or included in something an introductory guide to the range of debate this issue has generated
- ▪ the set of values that a given function can take as its argument varies.
- 2. a set of different things of the same general type the area offers a wide range of activities for the tourist 同義詞
- 3. the distance within which something can be reached or perceived something lurked just beyond her range of vision
- ▪ the maximum distance to which a gun will shoot or over which a missile will travel these rockets have a range of 30 to 40 miles a duck came within range
- ▪ the maximum distance at which a radio transmission can be effectively received planets within radio range of Earth
- ▪ the distance that can be covered by a vehicle or aircraft without refueling the vans have a range of 125 miles
- ▪ the distance between a camera and the subject to be photographed handheld shots taken at extreme telephoto ranges can be pretty wobbly affairs
- ▪ the horizontal direction and length of a survey line determined by at least two fixed points.
- 4. a line or series of mountains or hills the coastal ranges of the northwest 同義詞
- ▪ US a series of townships extending north and south parallel to the principal meridian of a survey.
- ▪ a line defined by landmarks or beacons, used to locate something offshore, especially a navigable channel or a hazard.
- 5. a large area of open land for grazing or hunting on dude ranches, tourists put on crisp new western gear to ride the range 同義詞
- ▪ an area of land or sea used as a testing ground for military equipment the cost of dealing with unexploded shells and bombs on former military ranges
- ▪ an open or enclosed area with targets for shooting practice he went down to the ranges to practice shooting
- ▪ the area over which a plant or animal is distributed the chimpanzee extensively overlaps the gorilla in its forest range
- 6. an electric or gas stove with several burners and one or more ovens a wood-burning kitchen range 同義詞
- 7. a course of masonry extending from end to end at one height.
- ▪ a row of buildings.
- 8. archaic the direction or position in which something lies the range of the hills and valleys is nearly from north to south
- 1. vary or extend between specified limits patients whose ages ranged from 13 to 25 years 同義詞
- 2. place or arrange in a row or rows or in a specified order or manner a table with half a dozen chairs ranged around it 同義詞
- ▪ run or extend in a line in a particular direction he regularly came to the benches that ranged along the path
- 3. British place oneself or be placed in opposition to (a person or group) they were no match for the overwhelming forces ranged against them her family were ranged against him
- 4. (of a person or animal) travel or wander over a wide area patrols ranged thousands of miles deep into enemy territory tribes who ranged the windswept lands of the steppe 同義詞
- ▪ (of a person's eyes) pass from one person or thing to another his eyes ranged over them
- ▪ (of something written or spoken) cover or embrace a wide number of different topics tutorials ranged over a variety of subjects
- 5. obtain the range of a target by adjustment after firing past it or short of it, or by the use of radar or laser equipment radar-type transmissions which appeared to be ranging on our convoys
- ▪ (of a projectile) cover a specified distance.
- ▪ (of a gun) send a projectile over a specified distance.