Definition of long-range in English:

long-range

adjective

  • 1(especially of vehicles or missiles) able to be used or be effective over long distances.

    ‘long-range bombers’
    • ‘Now North Korea is building nuclear weapons and the long-range missiles to deliver them.’
    • ‘My guess is that this is the launching base for long-range missiles.’
    • ‘Russia intends to send warships, ground forces and long-range bombers.’
    • ‘In effect, even bombing and long-range missile attacks have become analogous to sniping.’
    • ‘Several suspected efforts to build or adapt prohibited long-range ballistic missiles.’
    • ‘If the United States could develop long-range bombers, so could other countries.’
    • ‘The plan has always been to mount biological warheads on all long-range surface-to-surface missiles.’
    • ‘In fact the earth rotates, and during the time of flight of a long-range missile they will move a considerable distance.’
    • ‘So we keep flying our only long-range twin engine aircraft on domestic routes!’
    • ‘He also agreed to extend its 1998 moratorium on long-range missile testing indefinitely.’
    • ‘With World War II raging in Europe, the need for such long-range bombers was intense.’
    • ‘He was fascinated by air power, particularly the long-range bombers being developed in the USA.’
    • ‘Under it all sides agreed to reduce their strategic rocket forces and to stop long-range bomber flights.’
    • ‘We also needed to be able to find bees at distances consistent with their long-range flight ability.’
    • ‘In spite of the high priority given to the long-range rocket programs, progress was difficult.’
    • ‘These submarines do not have to submerge or go to sea to launch their long-range missiles.’
    • ‘The Tomahawk is a long-range subsonic cruise missile that is launched from ships and submarines.’
    • ‘He directed that ballistic missile work continue that would support long-range missile development.’
    • ‘What are the implications of the global diffusion of nuclear and long-range delivery vehicle technology?’
    • ‘Though not a long-range projectile, they are devastating when used at practical distances.’
  • 2Relating to a period of time that extends far into the future.

    ‘long-range forecasts’
    ‘long-range plans’
    • ‘The long-range career forecast is looking sunny for Billie Piper.’
    • ‘I'm not one for long-range plans, but my life as an adult is coming together nicely.’
    • ‘Start at home: the long-range forecast for the UK predicts warm and sunny weather for the rest of the month.’
    • ‘This would best be accomplished by trying to extend more diverse assistance from a long-range perspective.’
    • ‘We didn't have any long-range plans, and I think it worked for us up to this point.’
    • ‘The objective was to develop long-range strategy for future directions of the movement.’
    • ‘They have a long-range plan in place and I am proud to be a part of that.’
    • ‘It was critical to the AMA's long-range plans that states establish these medical boards.’
    • ‘Lake County in its long-range plan envisions the area as a transit/employment center.’
    • ‘Such a long-range plan must include decisions about the use of our annual income.’
    • ‘The storm continues to beat the island and the long-range forecast is poor.’
    • ‘Our long-range plan for this portal is to add new features incrementally based on user feedback.’
    • ‘Having studied the hedgerows and the behaviour of wildlife, he would offer us a long-range forecast.’
    • ‘Do you have a plan for every lesson and a long-range plan for each student?’
    • ‘He will be looking at the long-range weather forecast and praying it won't snow.’
    • ‘With an excellent long-range weather forecast the majority of the crop will be in the ground within the next week.’

Pronunciation:

long-range

/ˈlôNG ˈˌrānj/