- one of the sloping beams that support a pitched roof
- Line or series of mountains.
- Large fuel-burning stove.
- Selection, array. Eg: A range of cars.
- Area used for shooting, artillery, etc.
- An area of open, often unfenced, grazing land.
- (mathematics) The set of values (points) which a function can obtain.
- (statistics) The length of the smallest interval which contains all the data. It is calculated by subtracting the smallest observations from the greatest.
- The distance to a target, or to the subject of discussion.
verb (ranges, ranging, ranged)
- We could see the ship at a range of five miles.
- (sports) (baseball) The defensive area that a player can cover.
- Jones has good for a big man.
- (music) Compass - The scale of all the tones a voice or an instrument can produce.
- (ecology) The geographical area or zone where a species is normally naturally found.
- (intransitive) (followed by over) To travel over (an area, etc) with a particular purpose.
- (intransitive) (mathematics, computing; followed by over) Of a variable, to be able to take any of the values in a specified range.
- The variable x ranges over all real values from 0 to 10.
- (transitive) classify
- The back or hindmost part; that which is behind, or last on order; - opposed to front.
- Nipped with the lagging rear of winter's frost. - w:Milton
- (military) Specifically, the part of an army or fleet which comes last, or is stationed behind the rest.
- When the fierce foe hung on our broken rear. --Milton
- (transitive) To raise; to lift up; to cause to rise, to elevate; as, to rear a monolith.
- In adoration at his feet I fell Submiss; he reared me. —Milton
- It reareth our hearts from vain thoughts. —Barrow
- Mine shall be the first hand to rear her banner. —Ld. Lytton
- (transitive) To construct by building; to set up; as, to rear defenses or houses; to rear one government on the ruins of another.
- One reared a font of stone. —Tennyson
- (context, transitive, obsolete) To lift and take up.
- And having her from Trompart lightly reared, Upon his set the lovely load. —Spenser
- (transitive) To bring up to maturity, as young; to educate; to instruct; to foster; as, to rear offspring.
- He wants a father to protect his youth, and rear him up to virtue. —Southern
- (transitive) To breed and raise; as, to rear cattle (cattle-rearing).
- (context, transitive, obsolete) To rouse; to strip up.
- And seeks the tusky boar to rear. —Dryden
- (intransitive) To rise up on the hind legs, as a horse.
- Being behind, or in the hindmost part; hindmost; as, the rear rank of a company.
- early; soon Prov. Eng.
- Then why does Cuddy leave his cot so rear! --Gay.
verb (reserves, reserving, reserved, reserved)
- The act of reserving, or keeping back; reservation.
- That which is reserved, or kept back, as for future use.
- That which is excepted; exception.
- Restraint of freedom in words or actions; backwardness; caution in personal behavior.
- A tract of land reserved, or set apart, for a particular purpose; as, the Connecticut Reserve in Ohio, originally set apart for the school fund of Connecticut; the Clergy Reserves in Canada, for the support of the clergy.
- A body of troops in the rear of an army drawn up for battle, reserved to support the other lines as occasion may require; a force or body of troops kept for an exigency.
- A member of a sports team who does not participate from the start of the game, who can be used to replace tired or injured team-mates.
- Funds kept on hand to meet liabilities.
- To keep back; to retain; not to deliver, make over, or disclose.
- Hence, to keep in store for future or special use; to withhold from present use for another purpose or time; to keep; to retain.
- To make an exception of; to except.
proper noun (infl, en, proper noun)
- An Irish family name.
- an activity in which cattle are herded together in order to be inspected, counted, branded or shipped
- the similar police activity of gathering together suspects to a crime
- the summary to a news bulletin
- an arousal
- an official ceremony over drinks
verb (rous, ing)
- And the King's the heaven shall bruit again,
- Re-speaking earthly thunder. - "Hamlet" by William Shakespeare, act 1 scene 2 lines 127-128
- to wake or be awoken from sleep, or from apathy
- to provoke (someone) to anger or action
- (nautical) To pull by main strength; to haul
- A bellowing; a shouting; noise; clamor; uproar; disturbance; tumult.
- A troop; a throng; a company; an assembly; especially, a traveling company or throng.
- A disorderly and tumultuous crowd; a mob; hence, the rabble; the herd of common people.
- The state of being disorganized and thrown into confusion; -- said especially of an army defeated, broken in pieces, and put to flight in disorder or panic; also, the act of defeating and breaking up an army; as, the rout of the enemy was complete.
- A disturbance of the peace by persons assembled together with intent to do a thing which, if executed, would make them rioters, and actually making a motion toward the executing thereof.
- A fashionable assembly, or large evening party.
- To roar; to bellow; to snort; to snore loudly.
- To scoop out with a gouge or other tool; to furrow.
- To search or root in the ground, as a swine.
- To defeat an enemy completely and force them to retreat
- an airstrip, a (usually) paved section on which planes land or take off
- a narrow platform extending from a stage on which people walk, especially used by models in fashion shows
- the usual path taken by deer or other wild animals, i.e. from the forest to the stream
- a stream bed
verb (rut, t, ing)
- Sexual desire or oestrus of cattle, and various other mammals
- The annual condition of sexual excitement in deer
- To make a furrow