from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Having long slender limbs.
- adj. Inclined to rove.
- adj. Providing ample range; roomy.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Slender and long of limb; lanky
- adj. Prone to roaming around with animal-like movements.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Inclined or able to range, or rove about, for considerable distances; apt or suited for much roving, -- chiefly used of cattle.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In stock-breeding, adapted for ranging or running about, or indicating such adaptation; quick or easy in movement; of roving character or capability: as, a rangy yoke of oxen (that is, good travelers, capable of making good speed, as in plowing); rangy steers (that is, steers disposed to wander away to a distance, as on a stock-range).
- Having or permitting range or scope; roomy: commodious.
- Said of an animal, especially a cow, which has a long and small barrel or body and narrow hind quarters, with unusual space between the front and hind legs. A rangy cow may be good for beef, but is poor for dairy purposes.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. tall and thin and having long slender limbs
- adj. allowing ample room for ranging
- adj. adapted to wandering or roaming
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