(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. row, series, chain; scope, extent; habitat; limit, span, latitude; compass, register; Distance; stove[top], cooktop. See continuity, space, business, freedom, direction, degree.
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [Distance]
Syn. limit, reach, span, horizontal projection; see expanse .
2. [Extent]
Syn. scope, compass, reach, gamut, scale, continuum, area, purview, realm, sphere, expanse, sweep, spectrum, register, series, variety, assortment, array, gradation, progression; see also extent .
3. [A series of mountains]
Syn. highlands, sierras, chain; see mountain 1 .
4. [Land open to grazing]
Syn. pasture, grazing land, field, meadow, lea, plain, grassland, prairie land; see also country 1 .
5. [A kitchen stove]
Syn. gas range, electric range, portable range; see appliance , stove .
out of range,
Syn. beyond reach, safe, out of earshot; see distant 1 .
Syn.- range refers to the full extent over which something operates or is perceivable, effective, etc. and may suggest variation within those limits [ the range of one's influence, a wide range of interests ] ; reach refers to the furthest limit of effectiveness, influence, etc. [ beyond the reach of my understanding ] ; scope refers to the extent of action, inquiry, etc. and suggests considerable room and freedom of range, but within prescribed limits [ does it fall within the scope of this investigation? ] ; compass suggests completeness within limits regarded as a circumference [ he did all within the compass of his power ] ; gamut refers to the full range of shades, tones, etc. between the limits of something [ the full gamut of emotions ] v.
1. [To vary]
Syn. differ, fluctuate, extend; see change 4 , reach 1 , vary 1 .
2. [To traverse wide areas]
Syn. encompass, reach, spread over, pass over, sweep over, cover, stray, cruise, stroll, wander, ramble, explore, scour, search, reconnoiter, traverse, roam, rove; see also cross 1 , travel 2 .
3. [To place in order]
Syn. line up, classify, arrange, rank; see order 3 .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
scope, extent, reach, limit, sphere, sweep, parameters, boundary, area, radius, expanse, territory. see mountain
roam, travel, wander, meander, rove, traverse, drift, cross, ramble.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I noun 1. The extent of one's perception, understanding, knowledge, or vision: horizon, ken, purview, reach, scope. See ABILITY, KNOWLEDGE, SEE. 2. The ability or power to seize or attain: capacity, compass, grasp, reach, scope. See ABILITY. 3. An area within which something or someone exists, acts, or has influence or power: ambit, compass, extension, extent, orbit, purview, reach, realm, scope, sphere, sweep, swing. See TERRITORY. 4. Approximate size or amount: vicinity. Informal: neighborhood. See NEAR. II verb 1. To put into a deliberate order: arrange, array, deploy, dispose, marshal, order, organize, sort, systematize. See ORDER. 2. To place in or form a line or lines: align, line (up). See ORDER. 3. To assign to a class or classes: categorize, class, classify, distribute, grade, group, pigeonhole, place, rank1, rate1. See GROUP, VALUE. 4. To change or fluctuate within limits: extend, go, run, vary. See CHANGE. 5. To move about at random, especially over a wide area: drift, gad, gallivant, meander, peregrinate, ramble, roam, rove, stray, traipse, wander. See MOVE.

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