1 scope, sweep, reach, limit, extent, span, area, radius, distance, compass, latitude, stretch, sphere, orbit:
The gun has a range of about 200 yards. This radio transmitter is effective only within a thirty-mile range. The minister is trying to broaden the range of his influence
2 assortment, series, collection, lot, spread, selection, choice, number, variety, kind, sort, scale, gamut, register:
The courses offered cater to a wide range of interests.
3 rank, row, tier, line, file, series, string, chain:
From my window I could see the range of hills stretching away into the distance
4 kitchen range, (cooking-) stove, Chiefly Brit cooker, Brit trade mark Aga, US cook-stove:
In every French farmhouse there was always a pot of soup on the range.
5 line up, rank, order, align, order, array:
The teacher ranged the children according to their height.
6 vary, fluctuate, spread, run the gamut, extend, stretch, run, go:
The students range in age from eight to eighty.
7 organize, categorize, catalogue, arrange, classify, sort, class, group, rank, bracket, pigeon-hole, file, index, break down, grade, distribute:
The books are ranged according to their subject-matter.
8 cover, traverse, roam, rove, travel over or across, go or pass over, drift, migrate, wander, move, extend:
The wildebeest ranges far and wide over vast tracts of grazing land in Africa.