Definition of range

  • A chain of hills. In Australia, the main line of high ground to which the coast line is rudely parallel, and which stretches from Cape York on the north to Wilson’s Promontory on the south, is called the Main Dividing Range or Cordillera. Subordinate ranges connected therewith (not necessarily less elevated) are called spurs.

– The Gold Fields and Mineral Districts of Victoria, 1869