[lawng-reynj, long-]


considering or extending into the future: a long-range outlook; long-range plans.
designed to cover or operate over a long distance: long-range rockets.

Origin of long-range

First recorded in 1865–70
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Contemporary Examples of long-range

Historical Examples of long-range

  • Several times she had been fired at by hunters with long-range rifles.

    Johnny Bear

    E. T. Seton

  • Both drop their bridle-reins, grasping the repeating, long-range weapons.

    Oswald Langdon

    Carson Jay Lee

  • Sure, Chuck's got the long-range view and I suppose it's best.

    Project Mastodon

    Clifford Donald Simak

  • "I don't believe it's much more than long-range firing yet," said the soldier.

    The Long Roll

    Mary Johnston

  • The long-range difference, however, will be exceedingly interesting.

    The Black Star Passes

    John W Campbell

British Dictionary definitions for long-range



of or extending into the futurea long-range weather forecast
(of vehicles, aircraft, etc) capable of covering great distances without refuelling
(of weapons) made to be fired at a distant target
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