Definition of open range in English:

open range

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North American
  • A large area of grazing land without fences or other barriers.

    ‘The cabin doesn't sit out on the open range where the buffalo roam but down in the rough ground near Beaver Creek.’
    • ‘A city is an ‘open economy,’ free to immigration of everything but land, something like an open range or fishery.’
    • ‘And despite my own once-soaring images of life on the open range, there's little in the way of romance.’
    • ‘On the high plains of the West, tough men still ride herd on the open range.’
    • ‘They thrive on overgrazed open ranges where there is no agriculture.’
    • ‘You had to qualify on the open range to get the third star.’
    • ‘And they do it quite nicely, not on the extinct open range, but between the limits set by freeways, suburbs, private property boundaries, cropland, and national parks.’
    • ‘The county established a committee to examine the matter, and in 2004 it recommended adopting a countywide fence-out ordinance, which would preserve the open range.’
    • ‘Now, as an experienced rancher, he wanted something at once documentary and romantic-a realistic rendering of a spring roundup that paid tribute to the old days of the open range.’
    • ‘The Longhorns originated in Andalusia, the southernmost province of Spain, and thrived on the open range in sub-tropical Texas.’
    • ‘The rope might snap and the loco would be free on the open range.’
    • ‘It stands to reason that the West, with its legacy of the open range, would have some of the very best in the land where beef is still king.’
    • ‘His skin was tanned like old cowboys she'd known in her childhood, men who slept and worked the open range.’
    • ‘In the case of the wager - the point is the familiar one that the modern age arrived in the form of wire, which spelled the end of the open range.’
    • ‘The days of the open range are over except for very limited segments of the United States.’
    • ‘Antelope can be either the most difficult game on the open range or the easiest to tag.’
    • ‘In the 1880s, more docile, easier to fatten, shorthorn cattle from the British Isles began to replace the Spanish-derived, long-horned steers, which had predominated on the open range.’
    • ‘The plot swings on a very quiet moment, you know, maybe one that's not even recognisable to whoever watches it, which is simply that the open range creates the plot of the movie.’
    • ‘After spending so much time navigating open range, the Ozarks' leafy glades seemed foreign and wrong.’
    • ‘On the lands yet to become the national forests mineral claims were essentially unconstrained, and more than half of the area was open range.’


open range

/ˈōp(ə)n ˈrānj/ /ˈoʊp(ə)n ˈreɪndʒ/