What does Reach mean?

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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"

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.

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

  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.

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

  3. reach(Noun)

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

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

  4. reach(Noun)

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

    To call George eloquent is certainly a reach.

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

  5. reach(Noun)

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

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

  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.

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

  7. reach(Noun)

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

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

  8. reach(Verb)

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

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

  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.

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

  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.

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

  11. reach(Verb)

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

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

  12. reach(Verb)

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

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

  13. reach(Verb)

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

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

  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.

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

  15. reach(Verb)

    To understand; to comprehend.

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

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

  16. reach(Verb)

    To stretch out the hand.

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

  17. reach(Verb)

    To strain after something; to make efforts.

    Reach for your dreams.

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

  18. reach(Verb)

    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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Reach(verb)

    to retch

    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.]

  2. Reach(noun)

    an effort to vomit

    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.]

  3. Reach(verb)

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

    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.]

  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

    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.]

  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

    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.]

  6. Reach(verb)

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

    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.]

  7. Reach(verb)

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

    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.]

  8. Reach(verb)

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

    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.]

  9. Reach(verb)

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

    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.]

  10. Reach(verb)

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

    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.]

  11. Reach(verb)

    to understand; to comprehend

    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.]

  12. Reach(verb)

    to overreach; to deceive

    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.]

  13. Reach(verb)

    to stretch out the hand

    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.]

  14. Reach(verb)

    to strain after something; to make efforts

    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.]

  15. Reach(verb)

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

    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.]

  16. Reach(verb)

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

    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.]

  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

    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.]

  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

    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.]

  19. Reach(noun)

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

    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.]

  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

    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.]

  21. Reach(noun)

    an artifice to obtain an advantage

    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.]

  22. Reach(noun)

    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.]

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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Reach

    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

  1. reach

    A straight part of a navigable river; the distance between any two elbows on the banks, wherein the current flows in uninterrupted course.

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

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Reach in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Reach in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of Reach in a Sentence

  1. Allen Ginsberg:

    Democracy! Bah! When I hear that word I reach for my feather Boa!

  2. Jonathan Mitchell:

    Most persons with an autism-spectrum disorder have never expressed their opinions on someone’s blog and never will. The neurodiverse often reach a vulnerable audience, as many persons on the spectrum have low self-esteem. Neurodiversity provides a tempting escape valve.

  3. Designer Michael Kors:

    Actress Kate Hudson has the personality to connect with people all around the world. Actress Kate Hudson's got fame, Actress Kate Hudson's got talent, Actress Kate Hudson's got notoriety but Actress Kate Hudson's also got a really big heart. I think between the two of us we can reach out to a lot of people.

  4. Issac Planas:

    We have a group of equal individuals that reach a choice, can have consensus decision making as we can see in sheep, bats, some monkey species, fish, birds, for example, or also humans in this case.

  5. Hiro Taylor:

    Any legislation that allows federally regulated financial institutions to enter the cannabis sector will be a huge step forward, for the sector to reach its full potential responsibly, all players in it, including federal and state governments, need to be able to operate with greater transparency, efficiency, and safety regarding payments. A bill that helps to instill those qualities into the sector is very much needed.

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Translations for Reach

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  • بَلَغَArabic
  • sáhnout, dorazit, dojetCzech
  • erreichen, greifen nach, kommen an, reichen bis, reichen, drankommen, langen nach, begreifen, ausstreckenGerman
  • φτάνωGreek
  • alcanzar, tender, llegarSpanish
  • ulatusEstonian
  • ojentaa, venyä, ulottuvuus, kantama, osua, ulottaa, käsittää, venyttää, alue, sivutuuli, ylettyä, ulottua, saapuaFinnish
  • atteindreFrench
  • ionsaighIrish
  • stendere, raggiungere, prendere, allungare, avvicinare, contattareItalian
  • 到達する, 伸ばす, リーチ, 到達範囲, 達する, 手渡すJapanese
  • teneoLatin
  • bereikenDutch
  • å nåNorwegian
  • alcançar, chegarPortuguese
  • alungi, prelungi, atinge, întinde, ajunge, așterne, nimeri, extinde, lungiRomanian
  • доставать, достичь, достигнуть, прибывать, тянуться, потянуться, достать, достигать, прибытьRussian
  • doseći, dosezati, dokučitiSerbo-Croatian
  • nå, nå fram tillSwedish

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