What does reaching mean?

Definitions for reaching
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. reach, reaching, stretchnoun

    the act of physically reaching or thrusting out

  2. arrival, reachingnoun

    accomplishment of an objective

Wiktionary

  1. reachingnoun

    Sailing on a reach.

ChatGPT

  1. reaching

    Reaching refers to the act of stretching out an arm or a hand towards something in order to touch or grasp it. It can also mean arriving at a particular destination, conclusion, or achieving a certain objective, often after significant effort. Additionally, it can denote the extent or level of something.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Reaching

    of Reach

Wikidata

  1. Reaching

    Reaching is the third and last studio album by the American Christian duo LaRue formed by the siblings Natalie LaRue and Phillip LaRue, released on October 8, 2002 on CD.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. reaching

    Sometimes used for standing off and on: a vessel is also said to be on a reach, when she is sailing by the wind upon any tack. A vessel also reaches ahead of her adversary.

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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'reaching' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3285

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of reaching in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of reaching in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of reaching in a Sentence

  1. Earl Warren:

    I'm very pleased with each advancing year. It stems back to when I was forty. I was a bit upset about reaching that milestone, but an older friend consoled me. 'Don't complain about growing old - many, many people do not have that privilege.'

  2. Olaf Scholz:

    I am counting on making decisive progress and reaching an agreement at OECD level this summer, the coronavirus pandemic is showing us once again how important it is for all companies to pay their fair share.

  3. Audrey Hepburn:

    Success is like reaching an important birthday and finding you're exactly the same.

  4. Laurie Adams:

    We'll help her set up a quit plan, we'll give her things to do instead of smoking when the urge hits, such as deep breathing, drinking water to flush out toxins and reaching out to a support system. We'll teach her how to reduce stress and avoid triggers.

  5. George Takei:

    So Donald is in the Oval Office fuming, keeps reaching for his iPhone to tweet his feelings, womp womp.

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    • A. leaven
    • B. evangelist
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