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 (rānj′lănd′, -lənd)
An expanse of land suitable for livestock to wander and graze on.
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(Agriculture) (often plural) land that naturally produces forage plants suitable for grazing but where rainfall is too low or erratic for growing crops
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n., adj., v. ranged, rang•ing. n.
1. the extent to which or the limits between which variation is possible: the range of steel prices.
2. the extent or scope of something: one's range of vision.
3. the distance to which a projectile may be sent by a weapon.
4. the distance of the target from the weapon.
5. an area equipped with targets for practice in shooting: a rifle range.
6. an area used for flight-testing missiles.
7. the distance of something from the point of operation, as in sound ranging.
8. the distance that can be covered by an aircraft, ship, etc., carrying a normal load without refueling.
9. the difference between the largest and smallest values in a statistical distribution.
10. a continuous course of masonry of the same height from end to end.
a. the horizontal direction or extension of a survey line established by two or more marked points.
b. one of a series of divisions of tracts of public land numbered east and west from the principal meridian of a survey and consisting of a tier of townships.
12. (in navigation) a line established by markers or lights on shore for the location of soundings.
13. a rank, class, or order.
14. a row, line, or series, as of persons or things.
15. the act of moving around, as over an area or region.
16. Also called rangeland. an area or tract that is or may be ranged over, esp. an open region for the grazing of livestock.
17. the region over which a population or species is distributed: the range of the Baltimore oriole.
18. Math. the set of all values attained by a given function throughout its domain.
19. a chain of mountains forming a single system: the Cascade Range.
20. a large cooking stove having burners on the top surface and containing one or more ovens.
21. working or grazing on a range.
22. to draw up or arrange (persons or things) in rows or lines or in a specific position.
23. to place in a particular class; classify.
24. to make straight, level, or even, as lines of type.
25. to pass over or through (an area or region), as in exploring.
26. to pasture (cattle) on a range.
27. to direct or train, as a telescope.
28. to ascertain the distance of.
29. to lay out (an anchor cable) so that the anchor may descend smoothly.
30. to vary within certain limits: Prices range from $20 to $50.
31. to extend within extreme points of a scale: emotions ranging from smugness to despair.
32. to move around or through a region, as animals.
33. to roam or wander: talks ranging over a variety of subjects.
34. to extend in a certain direction: a boundary ranging from east and west.
35. to lie or extend in the same line or plane as another or others.
36. to extend or occur over an area or throughout a period, as an animal or plant.
37. to find the range of something aimed at or to be located.
in range, Naut. (of two or more objects observed from a vessel) located one directly behind the other.
[1350–1400; (n.) < Old French renge row]
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Noun1.rangeland - land suitable for grazing livestockrangeland - land suitable for grazing livestock
land, soil, ground - material in the top layer of the surface of the earth in which plants can grow (especially with reference to its quality or use); "the land had never been plowed"; "good agricultural soil"
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n (US) → offenes Weideland
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These farmers also face feed and fodder shortages as the rangeland vegetation and grasslands have a poor carrying capacity.
Moreover, most of the area is degraded rangeland that is severely affected by overgrazing, plowing, removal of woody plants and the cultivation of barley for fodder.
Excessive cattle grazing from high stocking rates, because it can increase erosion, is a primary issue facing rangeland sustainability worldwide (Briske et al.
HYDERABAD -- Green Pakistan Program (GPP) Sindh project coordinator Riaz Ahmed Wagan who is also Sindh forest department mangroves and rangeland Karachi chief conservator expatiated on issuesin management of GPP including less and erratic rainfall, acute shortage of water leading to adoption of improvised techniques to save plantations from complete failure and nonrelease of funds.
Improvement in production of the communal rangeland.
Andeavor announced that it has agreed to acquire 100 percent of the equity of Rangeland Energy II LLC.
Rangeland Energy and EnCap Flatrock Midstream have entered into a definitive agreement to sell Rangeland Energy II, LLC (Rangeland II) to Tesoro Refining & Marketing Company LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Andeavor (NYSE: ANDV) for an undisclosed amount.
US-based petroleum refiner Tesoro Refining and Marketing Company LLC has reached an agreement with Texas, US-based crude oil and frac sand logistics system operator Rangeland Energy and its financial sponsor Texas, US-based EnCap Flatrock Midstream to acquire Rangeland Energy II, the company said.
M2 EQUITYBITES-January 4, 2018-Andeavor Subsidiary Tesoro to Acquire Rangeland Energy II
The study was partially funded by the USDA Forest Service, and the results will help guide federal policies on rangeland management--and could bring some relief to some beef producers who depend on rangelands for forage.--By Dennis O'Brien, ARS Office of Communications.