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

  Seal \Seal\ (s[=e]l), n. [OE. sele, AS. seolh; akin to OHG.
     selah, Dan. sael, Sw. sj[aum]l, Icel. selr.] (Zool.)
     Any aquatic carnivorous mammal of the families Phocidae and
     [1913 Webster]
     Note: Seals inhabit seacoasts, and are found principally in
           the higher latitudes of both hemispheres. There are
           numerous species, bearing such popular names as sea
           lion, sea leopard, sea bear, or ursine seal,
           fur seal, and sea elephant. The bearded seal
           ({Erignathus barbatus), the hooded seal ({Cystophora
           cristata), and the ringed seal ({Phoca foetida}), are
           northern species. See also Eared seal, Harp seal,
           Monk seal, and Fur seal, under Eared, Harp,
           Monk, and Fur. Seals are much hunted for their
           skins and fur, and also for their oil, which in some
           species is very abundant.
           [1913 Webster]
     Harbor+seal+(Zool.),+the+common+seal+({Phoca+vitulina">Harbor seal (Zool.), the common seal ({Phoca vitulina). It
        inhabits both the North Atlantic and the North Pacific
        Ocean, and often ascends rivers; -- called also marbled
        seal, native seal, river seal, bay seal, land
        seal, sea calf, sea cat, sea dog, dotard,
        ranger, selchie, tangfish.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Ranger \Ran"ger\ (r[=a]n"j[~e]r), n.
     1. One who ranges; a rover; sometimes, one who ranges for
        plunder; a roving robber.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. That which separates or arranges; specifically, a sieve.
        [Obs.] "The tamis ranger." --Holland.
        [1913 Webster]
     3. A dog that beats the ground in search of game.
        [1913 Webster]
     4. One of a body of mounted troops, formerly armed with short
        muskets, who range over the country, and often fight on
        [1913 Webster]
     5. The keeper of a public park or forest; formerly, a sworn
        officer of a forest, appointed by the king's letters
        patent, whose business was to walk through the forest,
        recover beasts that had strayed beyond its limits, watch
        the deer, present trespasses to the next court held for
        the forest, etc. [Eng.]
     Note: Rangers in U.S. national parks and national monuments
           perform a similar function.
           [1913 Webster +PJC]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a member of the Texas state highway patrol; formerly a
           mounted lawman who maintained order on the frontier [syn:
           Texas Ranger, Ranger]
      2: an official who is responsible for managing and protecting an
         area of forest [syn: fire warden, forest fire fighter,
      3: a member of a military unit trained as shock troops for hit-
         and-run raids [syn: commando, ranger]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  60 Moby Thesaurus words for "ranger":
     Audubon Society, Gurkhas, National Wildlife Service, SS,
     Sierra Club, Special Forces, Waffen-SS, air warden,
     arboriculturist, attendant, caretaker, castellan, conservationist,
     conservator, curator, custodian, deliverer, elite corps,
     elite troops, forest ranger, forester, game warden, gamekeeper,
     governor, guardian, guardian angel, guardsmen, janitor, keeper,
     lifeguard, lifesaver, logger, lumberjack, lumberman, marines,
     next friend, paratroops, preservationist, preserver, prochein ami,
     rescuer, safekeeper, saver, savior, shepherd, shock troops,
     silviculturist, special troops, steward, storm troops, taxidermist,
     timberman, tree farmer, warden, warder, wood chopper,
     woodcraftsman, woodcutter, woodman, woodsman

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Ranger, GA -- U.S. town in Georgia
     Population (2000):    85
     Housing Units (2000): 44
     Land area (2000):     0.816120 sq. miles (2.113741 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    0.816120 sq. miles (2.113741 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            63560
     Located within:       Georgia (GA), FIPS 13
     Location:             34.500175 N, 84.711392 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     30734
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
      Ranger, GA

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Ranger, TX -- U.S. city in Texas
     Population (2000):    2584
     Housing Units (2000): 1214
     Land area (2000):     7.002005 sq. miles (18.135110 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.132949 sq. miles (0.344337 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    7.134954 sq. miles (18.479447 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            60632
     Located within:       Texas (TX), FIPS 48
     Location:             32.470102 N, 98.676734 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     76470
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
      Ranger, TX

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