adjective Building Trades.
Origin of ranged
- the horizontal direction or extension of a survey line established by two or more marked points.
- (in U.S. public-land surveys) one of a series of divisions numbered east or west from the principal meridian of the survey and consisting of a row of townships, each six miles square, that are numbered north or south from a base line.
- a large cleat for securing various lines, especially the tacks and sheets of courses.
- a length of anchor cable laid on deck.
verb (used with object), ranged, rang·ing.
verb (used without object), ranged, rang·ing.
Origin of range
Synonyms for range
Related Words for rangeddrift, reach, encompass, spread, cover, differ, stretch, vary, go, fluctuate, group, incline, bias, grade, dispose, align, line, catalogue, rank, assort
Examples from the Web for ranged
Contemporary Examples of ranged
They ranged from yoga teacher-toned to affably soft around the edges.Naked on a New York Street—for Art
September 16, 2014
The score ranged from zero to five, where five indicated the maximum strain on the two-state solution.The Two-State Solution After Open Zion
December 19, 2013
They shouted demands that ranged from “A Visa Regime for Central Asian and Caucuses migrants!”Neo-Nationalist Violence Targets Central Asians In Russia
November 6, 2013
Hollywood's take on the Middle East wars has ranged from cerebral to resigned, but its latest is a classic triumphal war movie.First Look: 'Lone Survivor'
October 20, 2013
Comments on Twitter have ranged from the likes of “Morsi's wife is no Carla Bruni” to “I am so proud of the way Mrs. Morsi looks.”Egypt’s Ultraconservative First Lady Naglaa Ali
June 27, 2012
Historical Examples of ranged
With that I ranged them fair and even with my hook-em-snivey—up they go.Tales And Novels, Volume 4 (of 10)
In his own State the Ku-Klux ranged together with the fierce whang-doodle.
The range of our talk was tremendous, and the wider we ranged the closer we drew.
He had worked and eaten and slept in their holes, he had ranged the slums of all the seas.
It ranged out over an ocean world which was all in a state of ferment and change.
- the maximum effective distance of a projectile fired from a weapon
- the distance between a target and a weapon
- (of a function) the set of values that the function takes for all possible argumentsCompare domain (def. 7a)
- (of a variable) the set of values that a variable can take
- (of a quantifier) the set of values that the variable bound by the quantifier can take
- an extensive tract of open land on which livestock can graze
- (as modifier)range cattle
Word Origin for range
c.1200, "row or line of persons" (especially hunters or soldiers), from Old French range "range, rank" (see range (v.)). General sense of "line, row" is from early 14c.; meaning "row of mountains" is from 1705.
Meaning "scope, extent" first recorded late 15c.; that of "area over which animals seek food" is from 1620s, from the verb. Specific U.S. sense of "series of townships six miles in width" is from 1785. Sense of "distance a gun can send a bullet" is recorded from 1590s; meaning "place used for shooting practice" is from 1862. The cooking appliance so called since mid-15c., for unknown reasons. Originally a stove built into a fireplace with openings on top for multiple operations. Range-finder attested from 1872.
c.1200, rengen, "move over a large area, roam with the purpose of searching or hunting," from Old French ranger, earlier rengier "to place in a row, arrange; get into line," from reng "row, line," from a Germanic source (see rank (n.)). Sense of "to arrange in rows" is recorded from c.1300; intransitive sense of "exist in a row or rows" is from c.1600. Related: Ranged; ranging.
see at close range.