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Definitions of reach

  1. To be extended so as to touch; to try to obtain. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To extend; to stretch; to thrust out; to put forth, as a limb, a member, something held, or the like. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. Hence, to deliver by stretching out a member, especially the hand; to give with the hand; to pass to another; to hand over; as, to reach one a book. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To attain or obtain by stretching forth the hand; to extend some part of the body, or something held by one, so as to touch, strike, grasp, or the like; as, to reach an object with the hand, or with a spear. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Hence, to extend an action, effort, or influence to; to penetrate to; to pierce, or cut, as far as. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. To extend to; to stretch out as far as; to touch by virtue of extent; as, his land reaches the river. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. To arrive at; to come to; to get as far as. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. To arrive at by effort of any kind; to attain to; to gain; to be advanced to. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. To understand; to comprehend. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. To overreach; to deceive. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. To stretch out, as the hand; to touch or grasp, as with the extended hand; to pass or deliver to another; arrive at or come to; gain; to extend as far as; penetrate to; to influence; affect. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  12. To stretch or extend: to attain or obtain by stretching out the hand: to hand over: to extend to: to arrive at: to gain: to include. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  13. To extend to; attain; hand over. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  14. To stretch out; extend; hand; deliver; pass. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  15. To touch; hit; arrive at; come to; attain; influence; move; affect. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  16. To strike, hit, or touch with a missile; as, to reach an object with an arrow, a bullet, or a shell. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. To stretch out the hand. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. To strain after something; to make efforts. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. To extend in dimension, time, amount, action, influence, etc., so as to touch, attain to, or be equal to, something. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. To sail on the wind, as from one point of tacking to another, or with the wind nearly abeam. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. To extend the hand, etc., so as to touch or seize something; endeavor to obtain something; to extend in time, space, amount, etc. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  22. To be extended so as to touch: to stretch out the hand: to try to obtain. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  23. To be extended; try to obtain. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  24. reach a destination, either real or abstract; "We hit Detroit by noon"; "The water reached the doorstep"; "We barely made the plane"; "I have to hit the MAC machine before the weekend starts" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  25. be in communication with, establish communication with; "Our advertisements reach millions"; "He never contacted his children after he emigrated to Australia" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  26. place into the hands or custody of; "Turn the files over to me, please"; "He turned over the prisoner to his lawyers" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  27. move forward or upward in order to touch; also in a metaphorical sense; "Government reaches out to the people" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  28. To stretch out the hand, foot, or something held; try to secure something. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  29. To extend to, approach, affect, or equal something. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  30. To stretch; to touch by extending the hand; to arrive at; to extend to; to penetrate to. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  31. To extend, or extend to; to stretch; to touch; to attain; to take by extending the arm; to strike from a distance, as with a weapon; to include or comprehend. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  32. the limit of capability; "within the compass of education" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  33. the limits within which something can be effective; "range of motion"; "he was beyond the reach of their fire" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  34. the act of physically reaching or thrusting out Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  35. be in or establish communication with; "Our advertisements reach millions"; "He never contacted his children after he emigrated to Australia" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  36. place into the hands or custody of; "hand me the spoon, please"; "Turn the files over to me, please"; "He turned over the prisoner to his lawyers" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  37. to extend as far as; "The sunlight reached the wall"; "Can he reach?" "The chair must not touch the wall" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  38. An effort to vomit. Webster Dictionary DB
  39. The act of stretching or extending; extension; power of reaching or touching with the person, or a limb, or something held or thrown; as, the fruit is beyond my reach; to be within reach of cannon shot. Webster Dictionary DB
  40. The power of stretching out or extending action, influence, or the like; power of attainment or management; extent of force or capacity. Webster Dictionary DB
  41. Extent; stretch; expanse; hence, application; influence; result; scope. Webster Dictionary DB
  42. An extended portion of land or water; a stretch; a straight portion of a stream or river, as from one turn to another; a level stretch, as between locks in a canal; an arm of the sea extending up into the land. Webster Dictionary DB
  43. An artifice to obtain an advantage. Webster Dictionary DB
  44. The pole or rod which connects the hind axle with the forward bolster of a wagon. Webster Dictionary DB
  45. The act of stretching out, or the ability to stretch out, touch, grasp, etc.; distance within which one can touch, observe, etc.; limit of power or influence; au unbroken stretch, as of water or meadow land. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  46. Act or power of reaching: extent: extent of force: penetration: artifice: contrivance: a straight portion of a stream. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  47. Act or power of reaching; extent; stretch. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  48. The act or power of reaching; distance one is able to reach. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  49. Something attained or attainable. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  50. An unbroken extent; expanse. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  51. Power of reaching or attaining; range; limit of power; scheme; expanse; stretch of water. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  52. Extent; a stretching; act of touching or seizing by extending the hand; the power of extending to; power of attainment; limit of faculties; effort of mind; of a river, as far as it stretches in one direction. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for reach

  1. I had a hunch I'd never quite reach out over that pride of yours. – Colorado Jim by George Goodchild
  2. Yes, beyond my reach – Old Ebenezer by Opie Read
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