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Webster 1913 Edition


Ranger

Ran′ger

(rān′jẽr)
,
Noun.
1.
One who ranges; a rover; sometimes, one who ranges for plunder; a roving robber.
2.
That which separates or arranges; specifically, a sieve.
[Obs.]
“The tamis ranger.”
Holland.
3.
A dog that beats the ground in search of game.
4.
One of a body of mounted troops, formerly armed with short muskets, who range over the country, and often fight on foot.

Webster 1828 Edition


Ranger

RANGER

, n.
1.
One that ranges; a rover; a robber. [Now little used.]
2.
A dog that beats the ground.
3.
In England, a sworn officer of a forest, appointed by the king's letters patent, whose business is to walk through the forest, watch the deer, present trespasses, &c.

Definition 2022


Ranger

Ranger

See also: ranger

English

Noun

Ranger (plural Rangers)

  1. (baseball) A player that plays for the Texas Rangers.
  2. (ice hockey) A players from the New York Rangers team.

ranger

ranger

See also: Ranger

English

Noun

ranger (plural rangers)

  1. One who ranges; a rover.
    1. A roving robber; one who seeks plunder.
  2. A keeper, guardian, or soldier who ranges over a region (generally of wilderness) to protect the area or enforce the law.
  3. (obsolete) That which separates or arranges; a sieve.
    • Holland
      The tamis ranger.
  4. A dog that beats the ground in search of game.
  5. (military) In some modern armies, an elite soldier, similar to special forces but often operating in larger units.
  6. (literature) (role-playing games) A warrior character, often with wilderness and stealth skill, who typically travels the country side.
  7. (role-playing games) A character skilled in the use of ranged weapons.

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French

Etymology 1

From English.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ʁɑ̃dʒœʁ/

Noun

ranger m (plural rangers)

  1. a ranger, one who looks after a region

Etymology 2

From rang.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ʁɑ̃ʒe/

Verb

ranger

  1. to order, to arrange
  2. to put away, to put aside, to stack away, to stow
  3. (reflexive, se ranger) to go along
    Elle s'est rangée à son avis.
    She went along with him.
Conjugation

This is a regular -er verb, but the stem is written range- before endings that begin with -a- or -o- (to indicate that the -g- is a “soft” /ʒ/ and not a “hard” /ɡ/). This spelling-change occurs in all verbs in -ger, such as neiger and manger.


Norwegian Bokmål

Verb

ranger

  1. imperative of rangere

Portuguese

Pronunciation

  • (Brazil) IPA(key): /ʁɐ̃.ˈʒe(ɾ)/
  • (Portugal) IPA(key): /ʁɐ̃.ˈʒeɾ/

Verb

ranger (first-person singular present indicative ranjo, past participle rangido)

  1. (intransitive) to creak (to make a prolonged sharp squeaking sound)
    • 2012 (originally 2011), George R. R. Martin, Alexandre Martins (translator), Ruas Estranhas (originally Down these strange streets), Casa da Palavra, page 212:
      A maldita porta rangeu quando a abri.
      The damn door creaked when I opened it.
  2. (transitive) to grind (one’s teeth)
    • 2012, Mary Bath-Balogh, Margareth J. Fehrenbach,, Anatomia, Histologia e Embriologia dos Dentes e Estruturas Orofaciais, Elsevier, page 358:
      Em pacientes que apresentam o hábito de apertamento dental ou de ranger os dentes (bruxismo), []
      In patients who exhibit the habit dental squeezing or of grinding their teeth (bruxism), []

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