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 for range
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Range \Range\, n. [From Range, v.: cf. F. rang['e]e.]
     1. A series of things in a line; a row; a rank; as, a range
        of buildings; a range of mountains.
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     2. An aggregate of individuals in one rank or degree; an
        order; a class.
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              The next range of beings above him are the
              immaterial intelligences.             --Sir M. Hale.
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     3. The step of a ladder; a rung. --Clarendon.
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     4. A kitchen grate. [Obs.]
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              He was bid at his first coming to take off the
              range, and let down the cinders.      --L'Estrange.
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     5. An extended cooking apparatus of cast iron, set in
        brickwork, and affording conveniences for various ways of
        cooking; also, a kind of cooking stove.
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     6. A bolting sieve to sift meal. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.]
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     7. A wandering or roving; a going to and fro; an excursion; a
        ramble; an expedition.
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              He may take a range all the world over. --South.
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     8. That which may be ranged over; place or room for
        excursion; especially, a region of country in which cattle
        or sheep may wander and pasture.
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     9. Extent or space taken in by anything excursive; compass or
        extent of excursion; reach; scope; discursive power; as,
        the range of one's voice, or authority.
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              Far as creation's ample range extends. --Pope.
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              The range and compass of Hammond's knowledge filled
              the whole circle of the arts.         --Bp. Fell.
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              A man has not enough range of thought. --Addison.
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     10. (Biol.) The region within which a plant or animal
         naturally lives.
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     11. (Gun.)
         (a) The horizontal distance to which a shot or other
             projectile is carried.
         (b) Sometimes, less properly, the trajectory of a shot or
             projectile.
         (c) A place where shooting, as with cannons or rifles, is
             practiced.
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     12. In the public land system of the United States, a row or
         line of townships lying between two successive meridian
         lines six miles apart.
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     Note: The meridians included in each great survey are
           numbered in order east and west from the "principal
           meridian" of that survey, and the townships in the
           range are numbered north and south from the "base
           line," which runs east and west; as, township No. 6,
           N., range 7, W., from the fifth principal meridian.
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     13. (Naut.) See Range of cable, below.
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     Range of accommodation (Optics), the distance between the
        near point and the far point of distinct vision, --
        usually measured and designated by the strength of the
        lens which if added to the refracting media of the eye
        would cause the rays from the near point to appear as if
        they came from the far point.
  
     Range finder (Gunnery), an instrument, or apparatus,
        variously constructed, for ascertaining the distance of an
        inaccessible object, -- used to determine what elevation
        must be given to a gun in order to hit the object; a
        position finder.
  
     Range of cable (Naut.), a certain length of slack cable
        ranged along the deck preparatory to letting go the
        anchor.
  
     Range work (Masonry), masonry of squared stones laid in
        courses each of which is of even height throughout the
        length of the wall; -- distinguished from broken range
        work, which consists of squared stones laid in courses not
        continuously of even height.
  
     To get the range of (an object) (Gun.), to find the angle
        at which the piece must be raised to reach (the object)
        without carrying beyond.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Range \Range\ (r[=a]nj), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Ranged
     (r[=a]njd); p. pr. & vb. n. Ranging (r[=a]n"j[i^]ng).] [OE.
     rengen, OF. rengier, F. ranger, OF. renc row, rank, F. rang;
     of German origin. See Rank, n.]
     1. To set in a row, or in rows; to place in a regular line or
        lines, or in ranks; to dispose in the proper order; to
        rank; as, to range soldiers in line.
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              Maccabeus ranged his army by bands.   --2 Macc. xii.
                                                    20.
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     2. To place (as a single individual) among others in a line,
        row, or order, as in the ranks of an army; -- usually,
        reflexively and figuratively, (in the sense) to espouse a
        cause, to join a party, etc.
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              It would be absurd in me to range myself on the side
              of the Duke of Bedford and the corresponding
              society.                              --Burke.
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     3. To separate into parts; to sift. [Obs.] --Holland.
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     4. To dispose in a classified or in systematic order; to
        arrange regularly; as, to range plants and animals in
        genera and species.
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     5. To rove over or through; as, to range the fields.
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              Teach him to range the ditch, and force the brake.
                                                    --Gay.
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     6. To sail or pass in a direction parallel to or near; as, to
        range the coast.
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     Note: Compare the last two senses (5 and 6) with the French
           ranger une c[^o]te.
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     7. (Biol.) To be native to, or to live in; to frequent.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Range \Range\, v. i.
     1. To rove at large; to wander without restraint or
        direction; to roam.
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              Like a ranging spaniel that barks at every bird he
              sees.                                 --Burton.
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     2. To have range; to change or differ within limits; to be
        capable of projecting, or to admit of being projected,
        especially as to horizontal distance; as, the temperature
        ranged through seventy degrees Fahrenheit; the gun ranges
        three miles; the shot ranged four miles.
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     3. To be placed in order; to be ranked; to admit of
        arrangement or classification; to rank.
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              And range with humble livers in content. --Shak.
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     4. To have a certain direction; to correspond in direction;
        to be or keep in a corresponding line; to trend or run; --
        often followed by with; as, the front of a house ranges
        with the street; to range along the coast.
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              Which way the forests range.          --Dryden.
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     5. (Biol.) To be native to, or live in, a certain district or
        region; as, the peba ranges from Texas to Paraguay.
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     Syn: To rove; roam; ramble; wander; stroll.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  range
      n 1: an area in which something acts or operates or has power or
           control: "the range of a supersonic jet"; "a piano has a
           greater range than the human voice"; "the ambit of
           municipal legislation"; "within the compass of this
           article"; "within the scope of an investigation"; "outside
           the reach of the law"; "in the political orbit of a world
           power" [syn: scope, range, reach, orbit, compass,
           ambit]
      2: the limits within which something can be effective; "range of
         motion"; "he was beyond the reach of their fire" [syn:
         range, reach]
      3: a large tract of grassy open land on which livestock can
         graze; "they used to drive the cattle across the open range
         every spring"; "he dreamed of a home on the range"
      4: a series of hills or mountains; "the valley was between two
         ranges of hills"; "the plains lay just beyond the mountain
         range" [syn: range, mountain range, range of mountains,
         chain, mountain chain, chain of mountains]
      5: a place for shooting (firing or driving) projectiles of
         various kinds; "the army maintains a missile range in the
         desert"; "any good golf club will have a range where you can
         practice"
      6: a variety of different things or activities; "he answered a
         range of questions"; "he was impressed by the range and
         diversity of the collection"
      7: (mathematics) the set of values of the dependent variable for
         which a function is defined; "the image of f(x) = x^2 is the
         set of all non-negative real numbers if the domain of the
         function is the set of all real numbers" [syn: image,
         range, range of a function]
      8: the limit of capability; "within the compass of education"
         [syn: compass, range, reach, grasp]
      9: a kitchen appliance used for cooking food; "dinner was
         already on the stove" [syn: stove, kitchen stove,
         range, kitchen range, cooking stove]
      v 1: change or be different within limits; "Estimates for the
           losses in the earthquake range as high as $2 billion";
           "Interest rates run from 5 to 10 percent"; "The instruments
           ranged from tuba to cymbals"; "My students range from very
           bright to dull" [syn: range, run]
      2: move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in
         search of food or employment; "The gypsies roamed the woods";
         "roving vagabonds"; "the wandering Jew"; "The cattle roam
         across the prairie"; "the laborers drift from one town to the
         next"; "They rolled from town to town" [syn: roll,
         wander, swan, stray, tramp, roam, cast, ramble,
         rove, range, drift, vagabond]
      3: have a range; be capable of projecting over a certain
         distance, as of a gun; "This gun ranges over two miles"
      4: range or extend over; occupy a certain area; "The plants
         straddle the entire state" [syn: range, straddle]
      5: lay out orderly or logically in a line or as if in a line;
         "lay out the clothes"; "lay out the arguments" [syn: range,
         array, lay out, set out]
      6: feed as in a meadow or pasture; "the herd was grazing" [syn:
         crop, browse, graze, range, pasture]
      7: let eat; "range the animals in the prairie"
      8: assign a rank or rating to; "how would you rank these
         students?"; "The restaurant is rated highly in the food
         guide" [syn: rate, rank, range, order, grade,
         place]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  521 Moby Thesaurus words for "range":
     Alps, Andes, Caucasus, Himalayas, Indian file, Rockies, adjust,
     aesthetic distance, agora, aim, air transport, air travel,
     airfreight, align, allocate, allot, alphabetize, alps on alps,
     ambit, amount, amphitheater, ample scope, amplitude, analyze,
     apportion, area, arena, arrange, array, articulation, assort,
     assortment, athletic field, auditorium, auditory range, azimuth,
     background, bank, bat around, bear garden, bearing, bent, bias,
     bigness, blank check, body, bowl, boxing ring, bracket, breadth,
     break down, bulk, bull ring, bum, buzz, caliber, campo, campus,
     canvas, carry, carry out, carrying distance, carte blanche,
     catalog, catalogue, categorize, catena, catenation, chain,
     chain reaction, chaining, choice, chromatic scale, circle,
     circumambulate, circus, class, classify, clear sight, clearance,
     cockpit, codify, coliseum, collection, collocate, color vision,
     colosseum, command, compass, compose, concatenation, cone vision,
     confines, connection, consecution, continuum, cooker, cordillera,
     count ties, course, cover, coverage, current, cut, cycle,
     daylight vision, deal, deal out, deep space, degree, depth,
     depths of space, descent, diameter, diapason, differ, digest,
     dimension, dimensions, direction, direction line, discernment,
     dispose, distance, distribute, divagate, divergence, divide, do,
     dodecuple scale, domain, domination, drift, drone, earreach,
     earshot, elbowroom, encompass, endless belt, endless round,
     enharmonic scale, enlarge, environ, expanse, expansion, extend,
     extend out, extension, extent, eye, eye-mindedness, eyereach,
     eyeshot, eyesight, farness, farsight, farsightedness, field,
     field of view, field of vision, file, filiation, fix, flit, floor,
     fluctuate, forum, free course, free hand, free play, free scope,
     full scope, full swing, gad, gad about, gallivant, gamut, gauge,
     girth, go, go about, go out, go over, go the rounds, gradation,
     grade, graduate, grass, grass veld, grassland, grazing,
     great scale, greatness, ground, group, gym, gymnasium, habitat,
     hall, haugh, haughland, haunt, heading, hearing, height,
     helmsmanship, hippodrome, hit the road, hit the trail, hobo, hold,
     home, horizon, hum, inclination, incline, index, infinity,
     interval, jaunt, keen sight, ken, kind, knock about, knock around,
     largeness, latitude, lay, lea, leap, leeway, length, level, lie,
     light-years, limit, limit of vision, line, line of direction,
     line of march, line of sight, line up, lineage, list, lists, llano,
     locale, locality, long rope, lot, magnitude, major scale,
     maneuvering space, margin, mark, marketplace, marshal, mass,
     massif, mat, match, matter, mead, meadow, meadow land, meander,
     measure, measurement, melodic minor, migrate, mileage, milieu,
     minor scale, monotone, mooch, mountain range, move, naked eye,
     native environment, navigation, neighborhood, nexus, night vision,
     no holds barred, nomadize, notch, nuance, number, octave scale,
     open forum, open space, orbit, order, organize, orientation,
     outdistance, outlie, outlook, outlook over, outrange, outstretch,
     overpass, palaestra, pampa, pampas, panorama, parade ground,
     parcel out, park, parsecs, pas, pass over, pass through, pasturage,
     pasture, pasture land, patrol, peg, pendulum, pentatonic scale,
     perambulate, perception, peregrinate, pererrate, period,
     periodicity, peripheral field, peripheral vision, perspective,
     perspicacity, perspicuity, photopia, piece, pigeonhole, piloting,
     pit, pitch, place, plane, plateau, platform, play, plenum, ply,
     point, powder train, power of sight, prairie, precinct, predispose,
     prize ring, progression, proportion, proportions, prospect,
     province, prowl, public square, purlieu, purview, quarter, queue,
     quick sight, radius, rally, ramble, range out, range over, rank,
     rate, ratio, reach, reach out, realm, reconnoiter, recurrence,
     regiment, register, remoteness, remove, reticulation, ring, roam,
     rod vision, room, rope, rotation, round, routine, rove, row, run,
     run about, rung, saunter, savanna, scale, scan, scene,
     scene of action, scenery, scope, scope of vision, scotopia, scour,
     scour the country, scout, sea room, seeing, selection,
     sense of sight, separation, sequence, series, set, set out,
     setting, shade, shadow, shuttle, shuttle service, sierra, sight,
     sightedness, sightliness, single file, site, size, sort, sound,
     space, span, spectrum, sphere, spread, squared circle, stadium,
     stage, stage set, stage setting, stair, stamping ground, standard,
     steerage, steering, step, steppe, steppeland, stint, straddle,
     straggle, stray, stretch, stretch out, stride, string, string out,
     stroll, subdivide, succession, surround, survey, swale, swath,
     sweep, swing, tabulate, take in, temperament, tendency, tenor,
     terrain, territory, theater, thread, thrust out, tier,
     tilting ground, tiltyard, tolerance, track, train, traipse, tramp,
     transit, travel over, travel through, traverse, tread, trend, tune,
     tuning, twilight vision, type, unobstructed vision, vagabond,
     vagabondize, variety, vary, vega, veld, vicinity, view, vision,
     vista, visual acuity, visual field, visual sense, volume, voyage,
     walk, walk the tracks, wander, way, wayfare, ways,
     whole-tone scale, wide berth, width, windrow, wrestling ring
  
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  range
  
     
  
     1. interval.
  
     2. image.
  

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