• (British) IPA: /ˈɹeɪndʒə(ɹ)/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈɹeɪndʒɚ/

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.
    • 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 countryside.
  7. (role-playing games) A character skilled in the use of ranged weapon.
Translations Verb

ranger (rangers, present participle rangering; past and past participle rangered)

  1. (rare, transitive) To work as a ranger.
    • 1993, Robert Kammen, Rattlers Roost (page 59)
      Just like down in Texas when I was rangering, you just keep turning over rocks […]


ranger (plural rangers)

  1. (sports) A player on any of various teams called Rangers, such as the Texas Rangers (in baseball) or the New York Rangers (in ice hockey).
Proper noun
  1. Surname

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