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ranging

[ reynj ]SEE DEFINITION OF ranging
  • adj.grazing
  • adj.varying
  • adj.moving over wide areas

Synonyms for ranging

  • feeding
  • pasturing
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The nurses of this hospital are all young,—ranging, say, from nineteen to four and twenty.

And every day thereafter found him out and ranging a wider area.

But all the Procellariæ are noted for ranging further from land than any other of the sea-birds.

Ranging alongside, he endeavored to reopen the conversation, but to no purpose.

Merle was in the pantry, with a big apron on, ranging jars of preserves on the shelves.

The scale for white workmen is, of course, far higher, ranging from £2 10s.

All eyes were ranging along the wall against which Thorn leaned his back.

Three children, ranging in age from two to five, were sitting on the grass plot.

She was ranging about, a diminutive tiger of unusually active habits.

The bull must be ranging abroad by himself, on some business of his own.

WORD ORIGIN

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.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR RANGING

arrangement

nounsomething that has been ordered

extending

adjectivereaching
  • approaching
  • continual
  • continuing
  • continuous
  • endless
  • going on
  • lengthening
  • perpetual
  • ranging
  • spanning
  • spreading
  • stretching

grazing

adjectivekeeping livestock on the range
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