in/within range

in range

nautical Positioned one behind the other. The ships are in range now, Captain. How shall we proceed?
See also: range

*within range (of something)

inside an area that can be covered by something, such as a gun, camera lens, measuring device, etc. (*Typically: be ~; come ~; get ~; move ~.) The sick elephant was within range, so we shot it with tranquilizer darts so we could treat it. When the ducks were within range of my gun, I sneezed and frightened them away. You won't be able to hear what they are saying until you get within range of the P.A. system.
See also: range, within

in/within ˈrange (of something)

near enough to be reached, seen or heard: He shouted angrily at anyone within range.
See also: range, within