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"Ranged" is the simple past tense of the verb to range which has several different meanings as a transitive verb (a verb that can take a direct object). Here are some of these meanings:
- to draw up in a row or line, or into a certain position or group. e.g. The boxes ranged from 4x6" to 25x15".
- to classify, or place into a particular class. e.g. The vegetables ranged from alliums to chenopods to succulents to umbells.
- to pass over or through an area or region in various directions. The buffalo ranged throughout the plains.
- to train something such as a telescope upon an object.
- [Nautical] to lay out an anchor cable so that the anchor may descend smoothly
As an intransitive verb (a verb that cannot take any direct objects) to range can have a few meanings:
- to vary within certain limits. The prices on the sweaters ranged from $20.00 to $100.00.
- to wander. The discussion ranged over a variety of subjects.
- to extend or occur over an area or through a period of time. The white birch has ranged across several northern states.
You can actually get several examples from online dictionaries. They will give you the various meanings the word can have. They will also give you a sentence for each meaning.
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