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Entry Word: range
Function: noun
Text: 1 open land over which livestock may roam and feed <knew exactly how many head of cattle were turned out on the range that morning to graze>
Synonyms lea, pasturage, pasture
Related Words ranch, station; feedlot, stockyard, yard; grassland, pampas, prairie, savanna (also savannah), steppe
2 an area over which activity, capacity, or influence extends <didn't know she had such a wide range of knowledge until I talked to her>
Synonyms amplitude, breadth, compass, dimension(s), extent, reach, realm, scope, sweep, width
Related Words gamut, spectrum, spread; domain, field, sphere; horizon, panorama
3 the distance or extent between possible extremes <an actor who can go through the full range of emotion, from joy to sorrow, in mere minutes>
Synonyms gamut, scale, spectrum, spread, stretch
Related Words measure, pitch, scale; amplitude, compass, dimension(s), extent, reach, realm, scope, sweep, width
4 a relaxed journey on foot for exercise or pleasure <stopped by security personnel while taking an innocent range through the palace grounds> -- see WALK
5 a series of persons or things arranged one behind another <from the air, the mountain range stretched as far as we could see in both directions> -- see LINE 1
6 an appliance that prepares food for consumption by heating it <the soup was already heating on the range when we arrived at Grandma's> -- see COOKER 1
7 the place where a plant or animal is usually or naturally found <the American robin's winter range has steadily extended farther and farther north> -- see HOME 2