home range


noun Ecology.

the area in which an animal normally lives.

Nearby words

  1. home of the hirsel,
  2. home office,
  3. home page,
  4. home plate,
  5. home port,
  6. home row,
  7. home rule,
  8. home ruler,
  9. home run,
  10. home schooling

Origin of home range

First recorded in 1880–85

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Examples from the Web for home range

  • There was such a thing as loyalty to the home-range, and in the half-year he had worked here it had become a part of him.

  • They are good men; they are trustworthy; they understand ranch conditions and they know what loyalty to the home-range means.

British Dictionary definitions for home range

home range


ecology the area in which an animal normally ranges
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