Type: verb, noun

Definitions: (verb) If something ranges from X to Y, it includes a number of different things and X and Y are different examples of those. (noun) Something’s range is the distance that it can travel. (noun) A range is a group of values between an upper and lower limit. (noun) A range of something is the number of different kinds or types of it.

Examples: (verb) The police had arrested him for crimes that ranged from stealing a book to owning a gun. (noun) The company’s newest aeroplane has a range of 10,556km. (noun) Many car accidents are cause by new drivers in the 17 to 20 age range. (noun) The company sell a wide range of clothes, from socks to hats.

Synonyms: nouns: variety. scope. distance. verbs: vary.

Academic Word List Sublist and Group: 2 A