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home range

noun, Ecology.
1.
the area in which an animal normally lives.
Origin of home range
1880-1885
First recorded in 1880-85
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  • "Breeds—and a long way from the home range," she added musingly.

    The Lady Doc

    Caroline Lockhart
  • They were headed for their home range, and would not pause until they had reached it.

    The Purple Flame Roy J. Snell
  • In common with most animals, wolves live on a fixed or home range.

    Watched by Wild Animals Enos A. Mills
  • One wolf that I knew of had a home range that measured forty by ten miles.

    Watched by Wild Animals Enos A. Mills
  • He always ranged with a bunch on what we call the home range.

  • But, as a matter of course, during the winter months, some will wander many miles from their home range.

    Then and Now Robert Vaughn
  • The home range is a sectional portion that lies between streams that are partly settled by farmers and stockmen.

    Then and Now Robert Vaughn
  • This is the time the cattle that strayed off during the winter are gathered together and taken back to their home range.

    Then and Now Robert Vaughn
  • They'll be expectin' us to light out for the home range, not go jinglin' in to wheah they've forted up.

    Ride Proud, Rebel! Andre Alice Norton
  • More often, an opossum follows no trail in its search for food, but seems to wander at random within its home range.

British Dictionary definitions for home range

home range

noun
1.
(ecology) the area in which an animal normally ranges
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