"ranging" in the verb sense
1. range, run
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
move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment
"The gypsies roamed the woods"
"the wandering Jew"
"The cattle roam across the prairie"
"the laborers drift from one town to the next"
"They rolled from town to town"
have a range be capable of projecting over a certain distance, as of a gun
"This gun ranges over two miles"
4. range, straddle
range or extend over occupy a certain area
"The plants straddle the entire state"
5. range, array, lay out, set out
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 as in a meadow or pasture
"the herd was grazing"
"range the animals in the prairie"
8. rate, rank, range, order, grade, place
assign a rank or rating to
"how would you rank these students?"
"The restaurant is rated highly in the food guide"
"ranging" in the adjective sense
"at night in bed...his slowly ranging thoughts...encountered her"
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