Definitions for reachritʃ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

reachritʃ(v.t.)

  1. to get to or as far as; arrive at:

    The boat reached the shore.

  2. to succeed in touching or seizing, as with an outstretched hand or a pole:

    to reach a book on a high shelf.

  3. to take and convey or pass along:

    Will you reach me the fork?

  4. to stretch or hold out; extend:

    reaching out a hand in greeting.

  5. to stretch or extend so as to touch or meet:

    The bookcase reaches the ceiling.

  6. to establish communication with:

    I called but couldn't reach you.

  7. to amount to:

    The cost will reach millions.

  8. to carry to; penetrate to:

    The noise reached our ears.

  9. to succeed in influencing, impressing, rousing, etc.

  10. (v.i.)to make a stretch, as with the hand or arm.

  11. to become outstretched, as the hand or arm.

  12. to make a movement or effort as if to touch or seize something:

    to reach for a gun.

  13. to extend, as in operation, effect, direction, length, or distance.

  14. to carry or penetrate:

    as far as the eye could reach.

  15. to sail on a reach. to sail with the wind forward of the beam but so as not to require sailing close-hauled.

    Category: Navy, Nautical

  16. (n.)an act or instance of reaching.

  17. the extent or distance of reaching.

  18. range of effective action, power, or capacity.

  19. Usu., reaches. level, rank, or stratum.

  20. a continuous stretch or extent of something, as of land or a river.

  21. (in sailing) a tack in which the wind is either a few compass points forward or abaft the beam.

    Category: Navy

  22. (on a wagon) a pole connecting the rear axle with the forward support.

    Category: Transportation

Origin of reach:

bef. 900; ME rechen, OE rǣcan

reach′er(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. range, reach(noun)

    the limits within which something can be effective

    "range of motion"; "he was beyond the reach of their fire"

  2. scope, range, reach, orbit, compass, ambit(noun)

    an area in which something acts or operates or has power or control: "the range of a supersonic jet"

    "a piano has a greater range than the human voice"; "the ambit of municipal legislation"; "within the compass of this article"; "within the scope of an investigation"; "outside the reach of the law"; "in the political orbit of a world power"

  3. reach, reaching, stretch(noun)

    the act of physically reaching or thrusting out

  4. compass, range, reach, grasp(verb)

    the limit of capability

    "within the compass of education"

  5. reach, make, attain, hit, arrive at, gain(verb)

    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"

  6. reach, hit, attain(verb)

    reach a point in time, or a certain state or level

    "The thermometer hit 100 degrees"; "This car can reach a speed of 140 miles per hour"

  7. reach, reach out(verb)

    move forward or upward in order to touch; also in a metaphorical sense

    "Government reaches out to the people"

  8. reach, get through, get hold of, contact(verb)

    be in or establish communication with

    "Our advertisements reach millions"; "He never contacted his children after he emigrated to Australia"

  9. achieve, accomplish, attain, reach(verb)

    to gain with effort

    "she achieved her goal despite setbacks"

  10. reach, extend to, touch(verb)

    to extend as far as

    "The sunlight reached the wall"; "Can he reach?" "The chair must not touch the wall"

  11. reach, make, get to, progress to(verb)

    reach a goal, e.g., "make the first team"

    "We made it!"; "She may not make the grade"

  12. pass, hand, reach, pass on, turn over, give(verb)

    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"

  13. strive, reach, strain(verb)

    to exert much effort or energy

    "straining our ears to hear"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. reach(verb)ʃ

    to achieve a particular level or goal after working toward it

    We have reached the final stage of the contest.; The fundraisers are trying to reach the $20,000 mark.

  2. reachʃ

    to arrive somewhere after traveling

    We reached Phoenix just after midnight.

  3. reachʃ

    to stretch out your arm to touch or hold

    She reached up to the top shelf.; I can't reach it.; I was reaching for my paddle and fell in.

  4. reachʃ

    to be long enough to touch

    The ladder wasn't tall enough to reach the window.; It won't reach.

  5. reachʃ

    to call and talk to sb on the phone

    Do you know where I can reach her?

  6. reachʃ

    to broadcast to or communicate with a particular group

    We're using email to reach a new audience.

  7. reach(noun)ʃ

    the distance sb or sth can stretch

    The switch was just within my reach.; He tried, but the wallet was just out of his reach.

  8. reachʃ

    the distance you have to go to get to a place

    a restaurant within reach of the hotel

  9. reachʃ

    sb's ability to do or afford

    I think winning is well within his reach.; a price that puts the house out of our reach

Wiktionary

  1. reach(Noun)

    The act of stretching or extending; extension; power of reaching or touching with the person, or a limb, or something held or thrown.

  2. reach(Noun)

    The power of stretching out or extending action, influence, or the like; power of attainment or management; extent of force or capacity.

  3. reach(Noun)

    Extent; stretch; expanse; hence, application; influence; result; scope.

  4. reach(Noun)

    An exaggeration; an extension beyond evidence or normal; a stretch.

    To call George eloquent is certainly a reach.

  5. reach(Noun)

    The distance a boxer's arm can extend to land a blow.

  6. reach(Noun)

    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.

  7. reach(Noun)

    Any point of sail in which the wind comes from the side of a vessel.

  8. reach(Verb)

    To extend; to stretch; to thrust out; to put forth, as a limb, a member, something held, or the like.

  9. reach(Verb)

    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.

  10. reach(Verb)

    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.

  11. reach(Verb)

    To strike, hit, or tough with a missile; as, to reach an object with an arrow, a bullet, or a shell.

  12. reach(Verb)

    Hence, to extend an action, effort, or influence to; to penetrate to; to pierce, or cut, as far as.

  13. reach(Verb)

    To extend to; to stretch out as far as; to touch by virtue of extent; as, his hand reaches the river.

  14. reach(Verb)

    To arrive at by effort of any kind; to attain to; to gain; to be advanced to.

    In 3 years, he reached the position of manager.

  15. reach(Verb)

    To understand; to comprehend.

    I didn't reach what he was trying to tell me.

  16. reach(Verb)

    To stretch out the hand.

  17. reach(Verb)

    To strain after something; to make efforts.

    Reach for your dreams.

  18. reach(Verb)

    To extend in dimension, time etc.; to stretch out continuously (past, beyond, above, from etc. something).

  19. Origin: From rechen, from ræcan, from raikijanan, from the rēigh-. Cognate with Dutch reiken, German reichen.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Reach(verb)

    to retch

  2. Reach(noun)

    an effort to vomit

  3. Reach(verb)

    to extend; to stretch; to thrust out; to put forth, as a limb, a member, something held, or the like

  4. Reach(verb)

    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

  5. Reach(verb)

    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

  6. Reach(verb)

    to strike, hit, or touch with a missile; as, to reach an object with an arrow, a bullet, or a shell

  7. Reach(verb)

    hence, to extend an action, effort, or influence to; to penetrate to; to pierce, or cut, as far as

  8. Reach(verb)

    to extend to; to stretch out as far as; to touch by virtue of extent; as, his land reaches the river

  9. Reach(verb)

    to arrive at; to come to; to get as far as

  10. Reach(verb)

    to arrive at by effort of any kind; to attain to; to gain; to be advanced to

  11. Reach(verb)

    to understand; to comprehend

  12. Reach(verb)

    to overreach; to deceive

  13. Reach(verb)

    to stretch out the hand

  14. Reach(verb)

    to strain after something; to make efforts

  15. Reach(verb)

    to extend in dimension, time, amount, action, influence, etc., so as to touch, attain to, or be equal to, something

  16. Reach(verb)

    to sail on the wind, as from one point of tacking to another, or with the wind nearly abeam

  17. Reach(noun)

    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

  18. Reach(noun)

    the power of stretching out or extending action, influence, or the like; power of attainment or management; extent of force or capacity

  19. Reach(noun)

    extent; stretch; expanse; hence, application; influence; result; scope

  20. Reach(noun)

    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

  21. Reach(noun)

    an artifice to obtain an advantage

  22. Reach(noun)

    the pole or rod which connects the hind axle with the forward bolster of a wagon

Freebase

  1. Reach

    "Reach" is a song by Gloria Estefan, released as a single in 1996. Co-written with Diane Warren and taken from the official Atlanta 96 album Rhythm of the Games, it later featured on Destiny, which is Estefan's seventh studio album.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'reach' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1517

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'reach' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2209

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'reach' in Nouns Frequency: #2166

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'reach' in Verbs Frequency: #96


Translations for reach

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

reach(noun)

the distance that can be travelled easily

My house is within (easy) reach (of London).

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