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Princeton's WordNet

  1. range, reachnoun

    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, 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"

  3. reach, reaching, stretchnoun

    the act of physically reaching or thrusting out

  4. compass, range, reach, graspverb

    the limit of capability

    "within the compass of education"

  5. 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"

  6. 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"

  7. reach, reach outverb

    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, contactverb

    be in or establish communication with

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

  9. achieve, accomplish, attain, reachverb

    to gain with effort

    "she achieved her goal despite setbacks"

  10. reach, extend to, touchverb

    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 toverb

    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, 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"

  13. strive, reach, strainverb

    to exert much effort or energy

    "straining our ears to hear"

Wiktionary

  1. reachnoun

    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. reachnoun

    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. reachnoun

    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. reachnoun

    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. reachnoun

    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. reachnoun

    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. reachnoun

    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. reachverb

    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. reachverb

    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. reachverb

    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. reachverb

    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. reachverb

    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. reachverb

    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. reachverb

    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. reachverb

    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. reachverb

    To stretch out the hand.

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

  17. reachverb

    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. reachverb

    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. Reachverb

    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. Reachnoun

    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. Reachverb

    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. Reachverb

    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. Reachverb

    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. Reachverb

    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. Reachverb

    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. Reachverb

    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. Reachverb

    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. Reachverb

    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. Reachverb

    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. Reachverb

    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. Reachverb

    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. Reachverb

    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. Reachverb

    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. Reachverb

    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. Reachnoun

    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. Reachnoun

    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. Reachnoun

    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. Reachnoun

    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. Reachnoun

    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. Reachnoun

    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. Joseph Goebbels:

    Socialism is possible only in a state that is united domestically and free internationally. The bourgeoisie (capitalists) and Marxism are responsible for failing to reach both goals, domestic unity and international freedom. No matter how national and social these two forces present themselves, they are the sworn enemies of a socialist national state. We must therefore break both groups politically. The lines of German socialism are sharp, and our path is clear. We are against the political bourgeoisie, and for genuine nationalism! We are against Marxism, but for true socialism! We are for the first German national state of a socialist nature! We are for the National Socialist German Workers Party!

  2. Patrick Cronin:

    New Korean-built light fighter aircraft could reach Scarborough Shoal in just minutes, and maritime patrol aircraft or drones could eventually provide persistent coverage of Chinese movements in the area, a return to Subic Bay, this time led by the Philippine air force, would seem to be a prudent defensive response.

  3. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    To have infinite oceanic horizons! This is what a man needs to reach the unreachable.

  4. Steven Barrett:

    While it was known that electric power generation resulted in long-range pollution, it wasn't obvious that other emissions had such reach too.

  5. Neil Shah:

    If Xiaomi has to reach out to rural areas and smaller cities (which have lower online populations), they have to have tie-ups with brick-and-mortar stores.

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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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