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ranger

[ reyn-jer ]
/ ˈreɪn dʒər /
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noun

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Origin of ranger

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at range, -er1

OTHER WORDS FROM ranger

un·der·rang·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for ranger (1 of 3)

ranger
/ (ˈreɪndʒə) /

noun

(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 Dictionary definitions for ranger (2 of 3)

Ranger1

Ranger Guide

/ (ˈreɪndʒə) /

noun

British a member of the senior branch of the Guides

British Dictionary definitions for ranger (3 of 3)

Ranger2
/ (ˈreɪndʒə) /

noun

any of a series of nine American lunar probes launched between 1961 and 1965, three of which transmitted to earth photographs of the moon
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