[noun] an area in which something acts or operates or has power or control: "the range of a supersonic jet"; "the ambit of municipal legislation"; "within the compass of this article"; "within the scope of an investigation"; "outside the reach of the law"; "in the political orbit of a world power" Synonyms: scope, reach, orbit, compass, ambit
[noun] the limits within which something can be effective; "range of motion"; "he was beyond the reach of their fire" Synonyms: reach
[noun] a large tract of grassy open land on which livestock can graze; "they used to drive the cattle across the open range every spring"; "he dreamed of a home on the range"
[verb] change or be different within limits; "Estimates for the losses in the earthquake range as high as $2 billion"; "Interest rates run from 5 to 10 percent"; "The instruments ranged from tuba to cymbals"; "My students range from very bright to dull" Synonyms: run
[verb] move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment; "The gypsies roamed the woods"; "roving vagabonds"; "the wandering Jew"; "The cattle roam across the prairie"; "the laborers drift from one town to the next"; "They rolled from town to town" Synonyms: roll, wander, swan, stray, tramp, roam, cast, ramble, rove, drift, vagabond
[verb] have a range; be capable of projecting over a certain distance, as of a gun; "This gun ranges over two miles"
[verb] range or extend over; occupy a certain area; "The plants straddle the entire state" Synonyms: straddle