What does outreach mean?

Definitions for outreachˌaʊtˈritʃ; ˈaʊtˌritʃ

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word outreach.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. outreach(noun)

    the act of reaching out

    "the outreach toward truth of the human spirit"


  1. outreach(n.)

    The act of reaching out; an effort to build connections from one person or group to another; as, the Police Department insituted a community outreach program.

  2. outreach(n.)

    The extension of assistance or services to persons or groups not previously served.


  1. outreach(Noun)

    The act or practice of visiting and providing the services (of a charity or other organization) to people who might not otherwise have access to those services.

  2. outreach(Noun)

    The extent or length of something.

  3. outreach(Verb)

    To reach further than; to surpass or exceed; to go too far.

  4. outreach(Verb)

    To provide charitable services to people who would otherwise not have access to those services.


  1. Outreach

    Outreach is an activity of providing services to populations who might not otherwise have access to those services. A key component of outreach is that the groups providing it are not stationary, but mobile; in other words they are meeting those in need of outreach services at the locations where those in need are. In addition to delivering services, outreach has an educational role, raising the awareness of existing services. Outreach is often meant to fill in the gap in the services provided by mainstream services, and is often carried out by non-profit, nongovernmental organizations. This is a major element differentiating outreach from public relations. Compared to staff providing traditional services, Dewson et al. notes that outreach staff may be less qualified, but is more highly motivated. Rhodes distinguishes between three types of outreach: domiciliary, detached, and peripatetic. Dewson et al. lists another type in addition to those three: the satellite type, where services are provided at a dedicated site.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Outreach

    owt-rēch′, v.t. to reach or extend beyond: to cheat or overreach.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of outreach in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of outreach in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Catherine Frazier:

    Hispanic outreach is going to be very important to him.

  2. The Wall Street Journal:

    Bishops Hand Pope Defeat on Outreach to Divorced Catholics.

  3. Michael Tyler:

    While minority 'outreach' is sorely lacking in today's GOP, what is even more lacking is a record of real results.

  4. Washington College:

    We want to thank the community for the outreach of support and offers of housing for students who are unable to return home.

  5. Peter Schweizer:

    The reset went far beyond the normal diplomatic outreach on the surface to the flow of funds to the Clintons and their allies.

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