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range Tweet Definition of range Like Definition of range on Facebook
noun 
  1. Line or series of mountains.
  2. Large fuel-burning stove.
  3. Selection, array. Eg: A range of cars.
  4. Area used for shooting, artillery, etc.
  5. An area of open, often unfenced, grazing land.
  6. (mathematics) The set of values (points) which a function can obtain.
  7. (statistics) The length of the smallest interval which contains all the data. It is calculated by subtracting the smallest observations from the greatest.
  8. The distance to a target, or to the subject of discussion.
We could see the ship at a range of five miles.
  1. (sports) (baseball) The defensive area that a player can cover.
Jones has good for a big man.
  1. (music) Compass - The scale of all the tones a voice or an instrument can produce.
  2. (ecology) The geographical area or zone where a species is normally naturally found.
verb (ranges, ranging, ranged)
  1. (intransitive) (followed by over) To travel over (an area, etc) with a particular purpose.
  2. (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.
  1. (transitive) classify
     
retrorocket Tweet Definition of retrorocket Like Definition of retrorocket on Facebook
noun 
  1. a small rocket engine on a larger rocket or spacecraft designed to slow or reverse its motion
     
rocket Tweet Definition of rocket Like Definition of rocket on Facebook
noun 
  1. a rocket engine
  2. (military) non-guided missile
  3. vehicle propelled by an engine which makes use of w:Newton's laws of motion, Newton's Third Law of Motion by expelling burned fuel as exhaust at a high rate
  4. a projectile firework
  5. (slang) An ace (the playing card)
verb 
  1. To accelerate swiftly and powerfully
  2. To fly vertically
  3. To rise or soar rapidly
  4. To carry something in a rocket
  5. To attack something with rockets
     
rocketeer Tweet Definition of rocketeer Like Definition of rocketeer on Facebook
noun 
  1. Somebody who designs, launches, operates, or travels in a rocket.
     
rocketry Tweet Definition of rocketry Like Definition of rocketry on Facebook
noun 
  1. The making and launching of rockets, its science and practice.
     
rocket science Tweet Definition of rocket science Like Definition of rocket science on Facebook
noun 
  1. (uncountable) the science or study of rockets and their design
  2. (uncountable, idiom) anything overly complex, detailed or confusing
It's not . Just screw in the bulb and flip the switch.
     

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