View synonyms for long-range


[ lawng-reynj, long- ]


  1. considering or extending into the future:

    a long-range outlook; long-range plans.

  2. designed to cover or operate over a long distance:

    long-range rockets.



  1. of or extending into the future

    a long-range weather forecast

  2. (of vehicles, aircraft, etc) capable of covering great distances without refuelling
  3. (of weapons) made to be fired at a distant target

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Word History and Origins

Origin of long-range1

First recorded in 1865–70

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Example Sentences

That means the F-35 will be almost entirely reliant on long-range air-to-air missiles.

It will still carry a pair of Raytheon AIM-120 AMRAAM long-range air-to-air missiles and a pair of bombs.

She seems to think that “climate science” is “long range weather forecasting.”

The decision to rebuild the nuclear triad includes a new long-range cruise missile.

The Long Range Strike Bomber may be the most secretive Pentagon aviation program in decades.

Going back we had some long range shots with the 15-inch guns at batteries in rear of Achi Baba.

I had a plentiful supply of 130-grain Spitzer-point bullets, a high-velocity, long-range killer that I might get a chance to use.

As it was long range, the bullet remained in his calf, and he went off in an ambulance to have it dug out.

But many of them were dropped silently at long range, and fell upon the soft bed of prairie grass, bleeding from a mortal wound.

Ours was of the second sort, as it was within long-range rifle fire, but somewhat screened by a hedge.


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