Exactly what does “range” mean in “to range the bride costume”?

In a news article from Australia, a Kmart spokesperson said, “Kmart Australia regrets the decision to range the bride costume.”

I checked various dictionaries including OED, but I could not find an appropriate explanation that makes sense in this sentence.

Is this a meaning unique in Australian English, or is this a typo?



The article refers to Kmart removing the costume after a petition was signed to have it removed. Kmart is saying they’re sorry to have included it in their range of products they carry.

I, too, cannot find a reference to this particular use of the verb range. Even behind the paywall Macquarie’s Dictionary of Australian English doesn’t have it. However, I read the article and it’s clear from context.

Source : Link , Question Author : Zhanbo Sun , Answer Author : David M

Leave a Comment