Cite
 

Synonyms of ranging

Verb


1. range, run, be

usage: change or be different within limits; "Estimates for the losses in the earthquake range as high as $2 billion"; "Interest rates run from 5 to 10 percent"; "The instruments ranged from tuba to cymbals"; "My students range from very bright to dull"

2. roll, wander, swan, stray, tramp, roam, cast, ramble, rove, range, drift, vagabond, travel, go, move, locomote

usage: move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment; "The gypsies roamed the woods"; "roving vagabonds"; "the wandering Jew"; "The cattle roam across the prairie"; "the laborers drift from one town to the next"; "They rolled from town to town"

3. range

usage: have a range; be capable of projecting over a certain distance, as of a gun; "This gun ranges over two miles"

4. range, straddle, constitute, represent, make up, comprise, be

usage: range or extend over; occupy a certain area; "The plants straddle the entire state"

5. range, array, lay out, set out, arrange, set up

usage: lay out orderly or logically in a line or as if in a line; "lay out the clothes"; "lay out the arguments"

6. crop, browse, graze, range, pasture, feed, eat

usage: feed as in a meadow or pasture; "the herd was grazing"

7. range, feed, give

usage: let eat; "range the animals in the prairie"

8. rate, rank, range, order, grade, place, evaluate, pass judgment, judge

usage: assign a rank or rating to; "how would you rank these students?"; "The restaurant is rated highly in the food guide"

Adjective


1. ranging

usage: wandering freely; "at night in bed...his slowly ranging thoughts...encountered her"

WordNet 3.0 Copyright © 2006 by Princeton University.
All rights reserved.