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Definitions for outreach
ˌaʊtˈritʃ; ˈaʊtˌritʃout·reach

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. outreachnoun

    the act of reaching out

    "the outreach toward truth of the human spirit"


  1. outreachnoun

    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. outreachnoun

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


  1. outreachnoun

    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. outreachnoun

    The extent or length of something.

  3. outreachverb

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

  4. outreachverb

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To Outreachverb

    To go beyond.

    Etymology: out and reach.

    This usage is derived from so many descents of ages, that the cause and author outreach remembrance. Carew.

    Our forefathers could never dream so high a crime as parricide, whereas this outreaches that fact, and exceeds the regular distinctions of murder. Brown.


  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.

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  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

Examples of outreach in a Sentence

  1. Ramses Escobedo:

    It made sense for librarians... to take on that role because we do outreach. We are in contact with the community every day, i am proud to be part of this collective effort.

  2. Boko Haram:

    I think that it should be pointed out more often that Islamic State was more successful when its propaganda wing was less developed, remember it took all that territory in Syria and Iraq largely under the noses of the international community; it was only once they started chopping off our (American) citizens' heads and bragging about it over social media that the world really united against the group. And similarly Boko Haram was much more successful before it joined up with Islamic State and before it developed its savvy media outreach.

  3. Jay Timmons:

    After an unprecedented level of outreach by manufacturers and other stakeholders, the worst-case scenario was avoided, but make no mistake: the new ozone standard will inflict pain on companies that build things in America—and destroy job opportunities for American workers.

  4. Andrea Suarez:

    This is a state of emergency humanitarian crisis. All hands on deck. Where is everybody? The pandemic? Oh, we can't go out and do outreach work for a year, i mean, what a joke. So the difference is boots on the ground every day. We're treating this as it should be, as a humanitarian crisis.

  5. Anu Rangappa:

    We’re tracking media reports about the proposed parade and will have more to say when formal outreach begins, in the meantime, we do know that just like the wall, Democratic Mayor Muriel Bowser will have to pay for it.

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