What does Reach mean?
Definitions for Reach
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Reach.
the limits within which something can be effective
"range of motion"; "he was beyond the reach of their fire"
scope, range, reach, orbit, compass, ambitnoun
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"
reach, reaching, stretchnoun
the act of physically reaching or thrusting out
compass, range, reach, graspverb
the limit of capability
"within the compass of education"
reach, make, attain, hit, arrive at, gainverb
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"
reach, hit, attainverb
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"
reach, reach outverb
move forward or upward in order to touch; also in a metaphorical sense
"Government reaches out to the people"
reach, get through, get hold of, contactverb
be in or establish communication with
"Our advertisements reach millions"; "He never contacted his children after he emigrated to Australia"
achieve, accomplish, attain, reachverb
to gain with effort
"she achieved her goal despite setbacks"
reach, extend to, touchverb
to extend as far as
"The sunlight reached the wall"; "Can he reach?" "The chair must not touch the wall"
reach, make, get to, progress toverb
reach a goal, e.g., "make the first team"
"We made it!"; "She may not make the grade"
pass, hand, reach, pass on, turn over, giveverb
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"
strive, reach, strainverb
to exert much effort or energy
"straining our ears to hear"
The act of stretching or extending; extension; power of reaching or touching with the person, or a limb, or something held or thrown.
The power of stretching out or extending action, influence, or the like; power of attainment or management; extent of force or capacity.
Extent; stretch; expanse; hence, application; influence; result; scope.
An exaggeration; an extension beyond evidence or normal; a stretch.
To call George eloquent is certainly a reach.
The distance a boxer's arm can extend to land a blow.
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.
Any point of sail in which the wind comes from the side of a vessel.
To extend; to stretch; to thrust out; to put forth, as a limb, a member, something held, or the like.
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.
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.
To strike, hit, or tough with a missile; as, to reach an object with an arrow, a bullet, or a shell.
Hence, to extend an action, effort, or influence to; to penetrate to; to pierce, or cut, as far as.
To extend to; to stretch out as far as; to touch by virtue of extent; as, his hand reaches the river.
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.
To understand; to comprehend.
I didn't reach what he was trying to tell me.
To stretch out the hand.
To strain after something; to make efforts.
Reach for your dreams.
To extend in dimension, time etc.; to stretch out continuously (past, beyond, above, from etc. something).
Etymology: From rechen, from ræcan, from raikijanan, from the rēigh-. Cognate with Dutch reiken, German reichen.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: from the verb.
There may be in a man’s reach a book containing pictures and discourses, capable to delight and instruct him, which yet he may never have the will to open. John Locke.
In actions, within the reach of power in him, a man seems as free as it is possible for freedom to make him. John Locke.
Our sight may be considered as a more diffusive kind of touch, that brings into our reach some of the most remote parts of the universe. Addison.
Be sure yourself and your own reach to know,
How far your genius, taste and learning go. Alexander Pope.
Drawn by others, who had deeper reaches than themselves to matters which they least intended. John Hayward.
Some, under types, have affected obscurity to amuse and make themselves admired for profound reaches. James Howell.
The duke of Parma had particular reaches and ends of his own underhand, to cross the design. Francis Bacon.
Strain not my speech
To grosser issues, nor to larger reach,
Than to suspicion. William Shakespeare, Othello.
The confines met of empyrean heav’n,
And of this world: and, on the left hand, hell
With long reach interpos’d, John Milton, Par. Lost, b. x.
ancient preterite raught.
Etymology: ræcan , Saxon.
What are riches, empire, pow’r,
But larger means to gratify the will;
The steps by which we climb to rise and reach
Our wish, and that obtained, down with a scaffolding
Of scepters, crowns and thrones: they’ve serv’d their end,
And there like lumber to be left and scorn’d. William Congreve.
Round the tree
They longing stood, but could not reach. John Milton.
O patron pow’r, thy present aid afford,
That I may reach the beast. Dryden.
The coast so long desir’d
Thy troops shall reach, but having reach’d, repent. Dryden.
What remains beyond this, we have no more a positive notion of, than a mariner has of the depth of the sea; where, having let down his sounding-line, he reaches no bottom. John Locke.
It must fall perhaps before this letter reaches your hands. Alexander Pope.
He reached me a full cup. 2 Esdr. xiv. 39.
Reach hither thy finger, and behold my hands; and reach hither thy hand, and thrust it into my side. John xx. 27.
These kinds of goodness are so nearly united to the things which desire them, that we scarcely perceive the appetite to stir in reaching forth her hand towards them. Richard Hooker.
When thou sittest among many, reach not thine hand out first. Ecclus. xxxi. 18.
The best accounts of the appearances of nature, which human penetration can reach, comes short of its reality. George Cheyne.
Through such hands
The knowledge of the gods is reach’d to man. Nicholas Rowe.
Whatever alterations are made in the body, if they reach not the mind, there is no perception. John Locke.
The law reached the intention of the promoters, and this act fixed the natural price of money. John Locke.
If these examples of grown men reach not the case of children, let them examine. John Locke, on Education.
Thy desire leads to no excess that reaches blame. John Milton.
Her imprecations reach not to the tomb,
They shut not out society in death. Joseph Addison, Cato.
Trees reach’d too far their pamper’d boughs. John Milton.
We hold that the power which the church hath lawfully to make laws doth extend unto sundry things of ecclesiastical jurisdiction, and such other matters whereto their opinion is, that the church’s authority and power doth not reach. Richard Hooker.
The new world reaches quite cross the torrid zone in one tropick to the other. Boyle.
When men pursue their thoughts of space, they are apt to stop at the confines of body, as if space were there at an end too, and reached no farther. John Locke.
If I do not ask any thing improper, let me be buried by Theodosius; my vow reaches no farther than the grave. Add.
The influence of the stars reaches to many events, which are not in the power of reason. Jonathan Swift.
Great men have reaching hands. William Shakespeare, Henry VI.
He hath delivered them into your hand, and ye have slain them in a rage, that reacheth up into heaven. 2 Chr. xxviii.
We reach forward into futurity, and bring up to our thoughts objects hid in the remotest depths of time. Addison.
Could a sailor always supply new line, and find the plummet sink without stopping, he would be in the posture of the mind, reaching after a positive idea of infinity. John Locke.
Lest he reach of the tree of life, and eat. John Milton.
an effort to vomit
to extend; to stretch; to thrust out; to put forth, as a limb, a member, something held, or the like
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
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
to strike, hit, or touch with a missile; as, to reach an object with an arrow, a bullet, or a shell
hence, to extend an action, effort, or influence to; to penetrate to; to pierce, or cut, as far as
to extend to; to stretch out as far as; to touch by virtue of extent; as, his land reaches the river
to arrive at; to come to; to get as far as
to arrive at by effort of any kind; to attain to; to gain; to be advanced to
to understand; to comprehend
to overreach; to deceive
to stretch out the hand
to strain after something; to make efforts
to extend in dimension, time, amount, action, influence, etc., so as to touch, attain to, or be equal to, something
to sail on the wind, as from one point of tacking to another, or with the wind nearly abeam
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
the power of stretching out or extending action, influence, or the like; power of attainment or management; extent of force or capacity
extent; stretch; expanse; hence, application; influence; result; scope
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
an artifice to obtain an advantage
the pole or rod which connects the hind axle with the forward bolster of a wagon
Etymology: [OE. rechen, AS. rcan, rcean, to extend, stretch out; akin to D. reiken, G. reichen, and possibly to AS. rce powerful, rich, E. rich. 115.]
"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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
rēch, v.t. to stretch or extend: to attain or obtain by stretching out the hand: to hand over: to extend to: to arrive at: to get at: to gain.—v.i. to be extended: to mount up in quantity or number: to stretch out the hand: to try to obtain: to arrive.—n. act or power of reaching: extent of stretch: extent of force: penetration: artifice: contrivance: a straight portion of a stream between bends: (naut.) the distance traversed between tacks.—adj Reach′able, within reach.—ns. Reach′er, one who reaches; Reach′ing-post, in rope-making, a post fixed at the lower end of a rope-walk.—adjs Reach′less, unattainable; Reach′-me-down, ready-made.—Head reach, the distance to windward traversed by a vessel while tacking. [A.S. rǽcan; Ger. reichen, to reach.]
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
A straight part of a navigable river; the distance between any two elbows on the banks, wherein the current flows in uninterrupted course.
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Reach is ranked #20601 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Reach surname appeared 1,286 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Reach.
85.8% or 1,104 total occurrences were White.
9.1% or 118 total occurrences were Asian.
2.4% or 32 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
1.7% or 23 total occurrences were Black.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Reach' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1517
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Reach' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2209
Rank popularity for the word 'Reach' in Nouns Frequency: #2166
Rank popularity for the word 'Reach' in Verbs Frequency: #96
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The numerical value of Reach in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of Reach in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Examples of Reach in a Sentence
Am I very positive about the reach out to Iran? Yes I am. Am I very positive that Iran will change its regional course? I have to say I am more realistic here, but I am betting Iran is also concerned about vacuum and escalation. we are all worried very much by a looming cold war. That is bad news for all of us, because the idea of choosing is problematic in the international system, and I think this is not going to be an easy ride.
This is a man who has a great empathy. He is a man who understands that part of his Christianity is to reach out and to forgive, and so, I just find my relationship with him one that I personally take great solace in. He is a really, truly genuine decent man.
These apps and devices can save an extraordinary amount of time and make it much easier to follow a specific plan or reach daily step goals or calorie goals.
We are striving to forge our union with purpose. To compose a country committed to all cultures, colors, characters and conditions of man, and so we lift our gaze, not to what stands between us, but what stands before us. We close the divide because we know to put our future first, we must first put our differences aside. We lay down our arms so we can reach out our arms to one another. We seek harm to none and harmony for all.
Theres no place for that, he had no reason to touch me. He had no reason to reach over two seats and then say some vulgar language to me. Theres no place for people like that in our league.
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Translations for Reach
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- dojet, dorazit, sáhnoutCzech
- erreichen, ausstrecken, begreifen, langen nach, drankommen, reichen, reichen bis, kommen an, greifen nachGerman
- tender, llegar, alcanzarSpanish
- ylettyä, venyä, ulottua, ulottaa, saapua, sivutuuli, osua, ojentaa, kantama, käsittää, alue, venyttää, ulottuvuusFinnish
- contattare, avvicinare, allungare, prendere, stendere, raggiungereItalian
- 伸ばす, リーチ, 達する, 到達範囲, 到達する, 手渡すJapanese
- å nåNorwegian
- alcançar, chegarPortuguese
- extinde, prelungi, atinge, întinde, lungi, ajunge, alungi, nimeri, așterneRomanian
- достичь, прибывать, доставать, достигнуть, прибыть, достигать, тянуться, достать, потянутьсяRussian
- dosezati, dokučiti, dosećiSerbo-Croatian
- nå fram till, nåSwedish
- với tớiVietnamese
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