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1‘it was beyond his range of vision’
span, scope, compass, radius, scale, gamut, reach, sweep, extent, area, field, orbit, ambit, province, realm, domain, horizon, latitude
limits, bounds, confines, parameters
2‘a range of mountains’
sierra, cordillera, ridge, massif
line, file, rank, string, series
3‘the toucan eats a very wide range of fruits’
assortment, variety, diversity, mixture, collection, array, set, selection, choice, pick
kind, sort, type, class, rank, order, genus, species
4‘Bertha put the dish into the range to cook’
stove, cooking stove, kitchen stove
5‘cows grazed on open range’
pasture, pasturage, pastureland, grass, grassland, grazing land, ley, paddock, croft
literary lea, mead, greensward, sward
Northern English Scottish shieling, bent
Canadian Irish bawn
NZ Australian run
South African veld
1‘annual charges range from 0.5% to 1%’
vary, fluctuate, differ
extend, stretch, reach, cover, go, run, pass
2‘on the long stalls are ranged all sorts of fresh farm products’
line up, align, draw up, put in order, set in order, order, place, position, arrange, dispose, set out, array, rank
3‘herdsmen ranged over the steppes’
roam, rove, traverse, travel, journey, wander, stray, drift, ramble, meander, amble, stroll, traipse, walk, hike, trek, backpack
4‘the pupils were ranged according to ability’
classify, class, categorize, type, rank, order, sort, bracket, group, rate, grade, size, graduate, pigeonhole, designate
break down, codify, catalogue, file, list, label, tabulate, index
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