adjective (rangier; -est) Date: 1868 1. able to range for considerable distances 2. a. long-limbed and long-bodied <
rangy cattle
b. tall and slender 3. having room for ranging 4. having great scope • ranginess noun

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  • rangy — (adj.) having a long, slender form (as an animal suited to ranging), 1845, from RANGE (Cf. range) (v.) + Y (Cf. y) (2). Also adapted for ranging (1868). Of landscapes, hilly, 1862, Australian English. Related: Ranginess. As a rule, we hold that… …   Etymology dictionary

  • rangy — [rān′jē] adj. rangier, rangiest 1. able or inclined to range about ☆ 2. long limbed and slender [rangy cattle ] ☆ 3. having an open range; spacious ranginess n …   English World dictionary

  • Rangy — Ran gy (r[=a]n j[y^]), a. [From {Range}, v. i.] Inclined or able to range, or rove about, for considerable distances; apt or suited for much roving, chiefly used of cattle. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rangy — [adj] long and lean gangling, gangly, lanky, leggy, long legged, long limbed, reedy, skinny, spindling, spindly, thin, weedy; concept 779 Ant. chubby, dumpy, fat, thick …   New thesaurus

  • rangy — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ (of a person) tall and slim; long limbed …   English terms dictionary

  • rangy — adjective a) Slender and long of limb; lanky For an accountant, Robert had a rangy appearance. b) Prone to roaming around with animal like movements. Her African violets werent getting enough sun and became rangy …   Wiktionary

  • rangy — [[t]re͟ɪnʤi[/t]] ADJ: usu ADJ n If you describe a person or animal as rangy, you mean that they have long, thin, powerful legs. [WRITTEN] ...a tall, rangy, redheaded girl. Syn: long legged …   English dictionary

  • rangy — UK [ˈreɪndʒɪ] / US adjective Word forms rangy : adjective rangy comparative rangier superlative rangiest with long thin legs and arms …   English dictionary

  • rangy — rang|y [ˈreındʒi] adj with long thin strong legs ▪ a tall, rangy boy …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • rangy — /ˈreɪndʒi / (say raynjee) adjective (rangier, rangiest) 1. slender and long limbed, as animals or persons: * She s a lot like Hula Flight, not big and rangy but neat and compact, Waterhouse said. –aap news, 2003. 2. given to or fitted for ranging …   Australian English dictionary

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