There are 2 main definitions of ranger in English:

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ranger 1

Pronunciation: /ˈreɪn(d)ʒə/


1A keeper of a park, forest, or area of countryside: park rangers
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  • That was not a secret in the city, and the police and park rangers turned a blind eye.
  • Most students were restless while the park ranger explained about the animals in the area.
  • During the trip, one of the kids is bitten by a snake and their guide, the park ranger, heads back to base for a serum.
2A member of a body of armed men, in particular:
Example sentences
  • Hundreds of police and paramilitary rangers were deployed at key installations.
  • Twenty feet away, three rangers wearing military fatigues and toting rifles sat outside a metal yurt.
  • Local government bodies are hiring rangers to enforce by-laws designed to preserve public order.
2.1A mounted soldier.
2.2US A commando.
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  • That will be the dangerous business of Army rangers, Marine expeditionary units, and other special forces.
  • Army ranger Lt. Colonel Mucci stars as a young officer handpicked by MacArthur to lead the raid.
  • From Chicago, we are joined now by retired Brigadier General David Grange, who during his 30-year military career, served as a ranger and a green beret.
3 (Ranger or Ranger Guide) British A member of the senior branch of the Guides.
4A person or thing that wanders over a particular area: rangers of the mountains
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  • The whole of them were clad like outlaws or rangers of the lands, except for the commanders of each company, and three who rode in the very front.

Words that rhyme with ranger

arranger, changer, danger, endanger, exchanger, Grainger, hydrangea, manger, stranger
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There are 2 main definitions of ranger in English:

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Ranger 2

Pronunciation: /ˈreɪndʒə/
A series of nine American moon probes launched between 1961 and 1965, the last three of which took many photographs before crashing into the moon.
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