home range


noun Ecology.

the area in which an animal normally lives.

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.

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British Dictionary definitions for home range

home range


ecology the area in which an animal normally ranges
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