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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Range v. t. [imp. & p. p. Ranged p. pr. & vb. n. Ranging ]
 1. To set in a row, or in rows; to place in a regular line or lines, or in ranks; to dispose in the proper order; to rank; as, to range soldiers in line.
    Maccabeus ranged his army by bands.   --2 Macc. xii. 20.
 2. To place (as a single individual) among others in a line, row, or order, as in the ranks of an army; -- usually, reflexively and figuratively, (in the sense) to espouse a cause, to join a party, etc.
    It would be absurd in me to range myself on the side of the Duke of Bedford and the corresponding society.   --Burke.
 3. To separate into parts; to sift. [Obs.]
 4. To dispose in a classified or in systematic order; to arrange regularly; as, to range plants and animals in genera and species.
 5. To rove over or through; as, to range the fields.
    Teach him to range the ditch, and force the brake.   --Gay.
 6. To sail or pass in a direction parallel to or near; as, to range the coast.
 Note:Compare the last two senses (5 and 6) with the French ranger une côte.
 7. Biol. To be native to, or to live in; to frequent.