Synonyms for ranging

Grammar : Adj
Spell : reynj
Phonetic Transcription : reɪndʒ

Top 10 synonyms for ranging Other synonyms for the word ranging

Définition of ranging

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.
  • adj grazing
  • adj varying
  • adj moving over wide areas
Example sentences :
  • The nurses of this hospital are all young,—ranging, say, from nineteen to four and twenty.
  • Extract from : « The Uncommercial Traveller » by Charles Dickens
  • And every day thereafter found him out and ranging a wider area.
  • Extract from : « White Fang » by Jack London
  • But all the Procellariæ are noted for ranging further from land than any other of the sea-birds.
  • Extract from : « Storyology » by Benjamin Taylor
  • Ranging alongside, he endeavored to reopen the conversation, but to no purpose.
  • Extract from : « The Depot Master » by Joseph C. Lincoln
  • Merle was in the pantry, with a big apron on, ranging jars of preserves on the shelves.
  • Extract from : « The Great Hunger » by Johan Bojer
  • The scale for white workmen is, of course, far higher, ranging from £2 10s.
  • Extract from : « Impressions of South Africa » by James Bryce
  • All eyes were ranging along the wall against which Thorn leaned his back.
  • Extract from : « The Radiant Shell » by Paul Ernst
  • Three children, ranging in age from two to five, were sitting on the grass plot.
  • Extract from : « Mary Gray » by Katharine Tynan
  • She was ranging about, a diminutive tiger of unusually active habits.
  • Extract from : « Tristram of Blent » by Anthony Hope
  • The bull must be ranging abroad by himself, on some business of his own.
  • Extract from : « The Plant Hunters » by Mayne Reid

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