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Reach meaning

reach - 28 dictionary results

  1. 1. be in or establish communication with; " Our advertisements reach millions"; " He never contacted his children after he emigrated to Australia"
  2. 2. reach a destination, either real or abstract; " We hit Detroit by noon"; " The water reached the doorstep"; " We barely made it to the finish line"; " I have to hit the MAC machine before the weekend starts"
  3. 3. 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"
  4. 4. to extend as far as; " The sunlight reached the wall"; " Can he reach?" " The chair must not touch the wall"
  5. 5. To retch.
  6. 6. An effort to vomit.
  7. 7. To extend; to stretch; to thrust out; to put forth, as a limb, a member, something held, or the like.
  8. 8. 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.
  9. 9. 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.
  10. 10. Hence, to extend an action, effort, or influence to; to penetrate to; to pierce, or cut, as far as.
  11. 11. To extend to; to stretch out as far as; to touch by virtue of extent; as, his land reaches the river.
  12. 12. To arrive at; to come to; to get as far as.
  13. 13. To arrive at by effort of any kind; to attain to; to gain; to be advanced to.
  14. 14. To understand; to comprehend.
  15. 15. To overreach; to deceive.
  16. 16. To stretch out the hand.
  17. 17. To strain after something; to make efforts.
  18. 18. To extend in dimension, time, amount, action, influence, etc., so as to touch, attain to, or be equal to, something.
  19. 19. To sail on the wind, as from one point of tacking to another, or with the wind nearly abeam.
  20. 20. 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.
  21. 21. The power of stretching out or extending action, influence, or the like; power of attainment or management; extent of force or capacity.
  22. 22. Extent; stretch; expanse; hence, application; influence; result; scope.
  23. 23. 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.
  24. 24. An artifice to obtain an advantage.
  25. 25. The pole or rod which connects the hind axle with the forward bolster of a wagon.
  26. 26. Act or power of reaching; extent; stretch.
  27. 27. To be extended; try to obtain.
  28. 28. To extend to; attain; hand over.

reach - examples of usage

  1. Perhaps it will reach them." - "The Princess Pocahontas", Virginia Watson.
  2. I can't quite reach where I wanted to." - "The Devil's Garden", W. B. Maxwell.
  3. Probably my voice did not reach her. - "To-morrow?", Victoria Cross.
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