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range

noun ambit, area, arena, boundaries, bounds, breadth, compass, distance, earshot, extent, field, gamut, genus, hearing, limit, line, perimeter, power, reach, scope, space, span, sphere, stretch, sweep
See also: aptitude, area, arrange, capacity, chain, circuit, classify, course, coverage, degree, direction, extent, file, fix, gamut, hierarchy, jurisdiction, latitude, magnitude, perambulate, province, prowl, purview, region, scene, scope, sort, space, sphere

RANGE. This word is used in the land laws of the United States to designate the order of the location of such lands, and in patents from the United States to individuals they are described as being within a certain range.

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Ranged against them are Brazil, India, China, South Africa and, of course, Russia.
Maybe he didn't fight hard enough, or maybe there were just too many forces ranged against him.
Gordon Brown has insisted that wider powers are needed to detain terrorist suspects in order to cope with the increasing sophistication of the plots ranged against the UK.
Ranged against the campaign to safeguard and rebuild one of the region's greatest businesses, are City traders - gamblers by another name - and a national media determined that someone beyond the company's management must pay for its errors.
The big schism over Iraq which left Bush and Blair on one side (accompanied by the odd - in both senses of the term - Italian and Spanish leaders) and the rest of the European continent ranged against them, now seems to be over.
Now the Taliban, Al-Qaeda, and all those ranged against Anglo-US occupations, know their adversary's eye is half off the ball and scheming of ways to dish not them, but the singing shortbread tins of the SNP.
Sarkozy also attacked EU trade Commissioner Peter Mandelson who has proposed the EU cut food tariffs up to 51% to secure a deal, saying he "does not have the political weight to stand up to [the] colossal powers" ranged against him.
However, the current abuses in the market are so serious that we have a duty to work together to achieve a just conclusion, however daunting the forces ranged against us.
With that weight of opinion ranged against the idea, you can guess what will happen - yes, we'll probably get the merger anyway.