- forest ranger.
- one of a body of armed guards who patrol a region.
- (initial capital letter) a U.S. soldier in World War II specially trained for making surprise raids and attacks in small groups.Compare commando(def 1).
- a soldier specially trained in the techniques of guerrilla warfare, especially in jungle terrain.
- a person who ranges or roves.
- (especially in Texas) a member of the state police.
- British. a keeper of a royal forest or park.
- Building Trades. wale1(def 5).
- (initial capital letter) one of a series of instrumented U.S. space probes launched in the 1960s that transmitted closeup pictures of the moon before impacting the lunar surface.
Origin of ranger
Examples from the Web for ranger
Contemporary Examples of ranger
But Virunga is not Yellowstone, and Ranger Rick would be no match for the threats facing national parks here.A Belgian Prince, Gorillas, Guerrillas & the Future of the Congo
November 6, 2014
“We are competing with a Park Ranger AMA,” reassured one aide.Can New York Democrat Zephyr Teachout Stop Governor Andrew Cuomo?
August 18, 2014
“We did mourn,” ranger Yaya Mburanumwe says of the recent deaths.
“Ahhhmm-hmmmm,” our ranger periodically grunts, signaling our friendly intentions.
On the day it was set to reopen in January, a ranger was killed in an attack near the peak.
Historical Examples of ranger
He was ranger, as I said, to a great lord; and was quite a favourite, you see.Vivian Grey
Earl of Beaconsfield, Benjamin Disraeli
He kept his Journals, and they clearly reveal how much of a ranger he was.Ponteach
The sheriff, like the good boomer that he was, interrupted the ranger's reply.
To this the ranger made no reply, but a sense of loss filled his heart.
"I didn't know he was dead till the ranger told me," he said.
- (sometimes capital) an official in charge of a forest, park, estate, nature reserve, etc
- mainly US a person employed to patrol a State or national park or forestBrit equivalent: warden
- US one of a body of armed troops employed to police a State or districta Texas Ranger
- (in the US and certain other armies) a commando specially trained in making raids
- a person who wanders about large areas of country; a rover
- British a member of the senior branch of the Guides
- any of a series of nine American lunar probes launched between 1961 and 1965, three of which transmitted to earth photographs of the moon
Word Origin and History for ranger
late 14c., "gamekeeper," agent noun from range (v.)). Attested from 1660s in sense of "man (often mounted) who polices an area." The elite U.S. combat unit is attested from 1942 (organized 1941).