rangerange1 /reɪndʒ/ ●●●S1W1AWL noun1variety of things/people [countable usually singular]VARIOUS/OF DIFFERENT KINDS a number of people or things that are all different, but are all of the same general typerange ofa range of servicesThe drug is effective against a range of bacteria.wide/broad/whole/full range of somethingstudents from a wide range of backgroundsadvice on a whole range of subjectsnarrow/limited range of somethingA fairly narrow range of people are responsible for key decisions.2limits [countable]VARIOUS/OF DIFFERENT KINDS the limits within which amounts, quantities, ages etc varyage/price/temperature etc rangetoys suitable for children in the pre-school age rangea temperature range of 72–85º, in/within a ... rangeYour blood pressure’s well within the normal range.in the range (of) something to somethinga salary in the range of $25,000 to $30,000Even the cheapest property was out of our price range (=too expensive for us).3products [countable]VARIOUS/OF DIFFERENT KINDS a set of similar products made by a particular company or available in a particular shoprange ofa new range of kitchenwareA 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-range4distancea)[countable, uncountable]PMW the distance over which a particular weapon can hit thingsrange ofmissiles with a range of 3000 kmwithin 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-rangeb)[countable, uncountable]DISTANCE the distance within which something can be seen or heardwithin range (of something)a handsome man who drew admiring glances from any female within rangeany spot within range of your radio signalout 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 etcrange ofThe plane has a range of 3,600 miles.5music [countable usually singular]APM all the musical notes that a particular singer or musical instrument can makeHis vocal range is amazing.6mountains/hills [countable]DNSG a group of mountains or hills, usually in a linea land of high mountain ranges and deep valleysrange of mountains/hillsthe longest range of hills in the Lake District7place for shooting [countable]PMW an area of land where you can practise shooting or where weapons can be testeda rifle rangethe police shooting range8ability [countable, uncountable] the number of different things that someone, especially an actor or actress, does wellan actor of extraordinary range and intensity9land [countable, uncountable] American EnglishTA a large area of land covered with grass, on which cattle are kept10cooking [countable]a)American EnglishDFC a cookerb)British EnglishDFCSH a large piece of kitchen equipment in which you make a fire and use this heat to cook food → stovea coal-fired kitchen range →free-rangeCOLLOCATIONS – Meaning 1: a number of people or things that are all different, but are all of the same general typeadjectivesa wide/broad rangeThe Institute organises talks on a wide range of topics.a whole range (=a wide range)He also supports a whole range of other charities.a large/great/huge/vast rangeA vast range of plants are used in medicines.a diverse rangeDuring his career he has run a diverse range of businesses.a narrow/limited rangeThey only had a very limited range of products available.COLLOCATIONS – Meaning 3: a set of similar products made by a particular company or available in a particular shopADJECTIVES/NOUN + range a full/complete rangeThe store stocks a full range of groceries.an extensive rangeThe winner will receive a brand-new kitchen from Magnet’s extensive range.a comprehensive rangeWe offer a comprehensive range of services for the business traveller.a new/latest rangeBody Blitz is a new range of toiletries specially designed for teenagers.a product rangeWe need to broaden our product range.a colour range British English, a color range American English:These curtains are available in a much wider colour range.
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range• A typical radio signal has a range of about 100 miles.• The rockets have a range of 4000 km.• It is a case history of a range of courses designed for teachers and involving the study of language and of languages.• The age range of the study population will enormously influence the final estimatedprevalence rate.• If inputs are managed within some appropriaterange, discrimination of inputs becomes feasible.• a gas range• The voters are capable of taking a long rangeoutlook when they consider initiatives on the ballot.• Many ranges like the Cuillin or Ben Nevis are barely used for sport.• the Hajar mountain range• Williams is blessed with a 2¼ -octaverange.• The enemy were just out of range of our cannon.• The demonstrators were hurling rocks but the police stayed out of range.• Sansui planned to broaden its product range to include video equipment.• But his wedgeshots continually left him in 2-putt range.• a riflerange• What's the gun's range?• The temperatures in your kitchen and around your picnic table range from 65 to 95 degrees.• Trevor Thompson says they are aiming to attract a vastrange of customers - from charities to post offices.• As soon as the tanks came within range, the soldiers opened fire.range of• The Type-2 boat has a range of 4000 miles.• Voice radio has a range of about 100 miles.• Herbs provide a range ofaromas and flavors for cooking.• missiles with a range of 500 miles• We teach the full range ofballroom dances.• Companies with under 20 employees were outside the range of our survey.age/price/temperature etc range• Prevalence of deafness in the 50-55 age range is given by.• He caters for the full ability and age range.• Ormesby has a membership of just over 30 in ages ranging up to 84.• Lunchprices range from $ 4 to $ 15, dinners from $ 4 to $ 21.• One caution though: Note the recommendedage range carefully.• The age range of the study population will enormously influence the final estimated prevalence rate.• What price range did I require?• With prices ranging from about $ 20 to $ 200, the units can be affordable and easy to obtain.product range• We're seen as cross-cultural with a product range with international ingredients.• Involvement in a very wide range of chemistry, extending well outside the company's standard commercialproduct range.• I think this is Holsten trying to broaden its product range and that is not necessarily an incentive to purchase.• The communication system division, which makes products ranging from fax machines to cordless telephones, employs 8,500.• The product range includes finger wipes, shoe shine, shampoo, bathgels, showercaps, and sewingkits.• New Fabric Backgrounds Colorama Photodisplay have extended their range of backgrounds by adding three new fabric materials to their product range.within range (of something)• And I didn't want to jump out into the fast-moving darkness without any boots and within range of fifty tommy-guns.• We opened fire as soon as they came within range, directing most of it on the Galena.• This picks up the transmitter's signal and makes it audible to our ears when the ferret is within range.• We were not within range when they fired on us.• I held my fire until the enemy was within range.• He or she is well within range and unable to defend him or herself with one or both hands.• At this point, we are still well within range of correspondence theories of language.• Walking near doorways or the kerb puts you within range of a hidden attacker or a parked car.vocal range• His vocal range is amazing, and used to conveyunforgettablemelodies that sound a lot simpler than they are.• But Agnes's vocal range could melt earwax at the top of the scale.mountain ranges• Limbs a symphony in ancient mountain ranges.• They followed rivers for convenience, then struck out in a straight line, bisectingmountain ranges, cutting watersheds in half.• The glen is deeply enclosed by loftymountain ranges, each side formed of a succession of peaks linked by ridges.• Most mountain ranges are supported by a crust far thicker than the ranges are tall.• To reach this desolate spot you set off at sun-up and head toward mountain ranges which scarcely ever get closer.• These depthsconsist of vast mountain ranges, deep canyons, mightysteaminglava flows.• And the estuary is beautiful, with mountain ranges rising on each side.rifle range• There is a rifle range and climbing tower.• When Charlie heard the news of victory he was training some rawrecruits on a rifle range in Edinburgh.• The army use a large acreage in the northernsector of the Pentlands as a training area and rifle range.• So, we pulled back and sat outside of rifle range and watched the gunships work over this small forest.• They watched the Dynmouth Hards performing at the rifle range, their black-frilled girls loitering beside them, seeming bored.• Day Five saw the teams on the rifle ranges at Bulford.• The Dragoons advanced to within rifle range and stopped to take aim.• Once they found a herd, they sneaked up to within rifle range on foot.kitchen range• The company cooker, a kitchen range on wheels, was being stoked up.• He sat down in the big easy-chair beside the kitchen range, took me on his knee and read me a story.• The scrubbing was the nastiest, she thought despairingly, bad though blacking the grates, particularly the kitchen range, was.rangerange2 ●●○W3AWL verb1include [intransitive always + adverb/preposition]a)INCLUDEto include a variety of different things or people in addition to those mentionedrange from something to somethingThe show had a massive audience, ranging from children to grandparents.b)INCLUDEif prices, levels, temperatures etc range from one amount to another, they include both those amounts and anything in betweenrange from something to somethingThere were 120 students whose ages ranged from 10 to 18.range between something and somethingThe population of these cities ranges between 3 and 5 million.range in age/size/price etcThe shoes range in price from $25 to $100.2deal with many subjects [intransitive]INCLUDE to deal with a wide range of subjects or ideas in a book, speech, conversation etcrange overThe conversation had ranged over a variety of topics, from sport to current affairs.The discussion ranged widely.3move around [intransitive always + adverb/preposition]MOVE/CHANGE POSITION to move around in an area without aiming for a particular placeSYN wanderrange over/throughCattle ranged over the pastures in search of food.4 →range yourself with/against somebody/something5arrange British English [transitive always + adverb/preposition] formalARRANGE A GROUP OF THINGS OR PEOPLE to put things in a particular order or positionIn the dining room, team photographs were ranged along the wall.→ See Verb table
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range• His animals were ranged around the room.• Rates range from $ 195 for a single room to $ 400 for two in a suite.• Bidets are scarcely inexpensive, ranging from $ 250 to $ 800 just for the fixture.• Prices range from around £5 for a door in pine, to £7.50 in cherry.• The locationsrange from former weapons production facilities to fuel tanks to federal landfills.• All five kids, ranging in age from 10 to 19, were in this wedding.• Children are ranged in order of their performance in the last test.range from something to something• The five men are serving prison sentences ranging from 35 to 105 years.• The properties, all of which have balconies or terraces, range from £173,000 to £262,000.• Two-pound loaves range from $ 3 to $ 5.• The temperatures in your kitchen and around your picnic table range from 65 to 95 degrees.• His expression ranges from a painful grimace to a slight smile.• If found guilty, they face penaltiesranging from restriction to base, fines or reduction in rank.• Between the others the timespan ranged from two weeks to four months.• Results from either model range from subtle tooverwhelming.• An intelligentsia was one of the byproducts, ranging from priests to teachers, journalists and writers.• The chapters range from general reviews to those with a heavy research group bias.ranged widely• Science International certainly ranged widely during its first week, as well as getting across a few simple principles.• It is fair to say that the disposalsranged widely from the good to the very poor.range over/through• His tutorials were always stimulating and ranged over a variety of subjects.• Experts say a single mountain lion can range over as much as 64,000 acres.• The unspecialized hummingbirds range over herbs to trees, which produce many nowers with little nectar to attract pollinators.• In the United States, Franklin has long sold its product range throughretailoutlets.• Periodic and retrospective reconsideration of system performance ranging over standard outputs, purpose-specific reanalysis of past performance, and new evidence.• Their answers ranged over the map.• These honours subjects range over the whole field of legal interest.• An animal that once ranged over thousands of miles is forced to migrate to a tiny island.• Although he often observed small numbers of children, his observations of the same subjects on occasion ranged over years.From King Business Dictionaryrangerange1 /reɪndʒ/ noun [countable]1the limits within which amounts, quantities etc can varyWe are looking at properties within a certain price range.People in the 35 to 44 age range are most likely to hold more than one job.Brokers typically charge commissions in the 4% to 8% range.range ofSales will rise to a range of $12 million to $13 million.2FINANCE the highest and lowest prices reached by a SECURITY (=bond, share etc) or market over a period of timeGM shares traded in the $37 to $42 range for most of last year.Oil remains in the $70-to-$80-a-barrel range.3 (also product range)MARKETING a set of similar products made by a particular company or available in a particular shopa new range of kitchenwarea wide range of products and systemsthe top of the range (=best sold by a company or shop) Rucanor shoe4the area of power, responsibility, or activities that a person or organization hasThese issues fall outside the range of the enquiry.rangerange2 verb [intransitive]if prices, levels etc range from one amount to another, they include both those amounts and anything in betweenrange from/to/between etcThe judges’ salaries range from $82,000 to $99,000.The population of these cities ranges between 3 and 5 million inhabitants.The mainframe systems range in price from $1.3 million to $3.6 million.→ See Verb tableOriginrange1(1200-1300)Old Frenchrenge, from rengier; → RANGE2range2(1200-1300)Old Frenchrengier, from renc, reng; → RANK1