Associations to the word «Reach»


REACH, verb. To extend; to stretch; to thrust out; to put forth, as a limb, a member, something held, or the like.
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.
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, etc.
REACH, verb. To strike or touch with a missile.
REACH, verb. Hence, to extend an action, effort, or influence to; to penetrate to; to pierce, or cut, as far as.
REACH, verb. To extend to; to stretch out as far as; to touch by virtue of extent.
REACH, verb. To arrive at by effort of any kind; to attain to; to gain; to be advanced to.
REACH, verb. (obsolete) To understand; to comprehend.
REACH, verb. (obsolete) To overreach; to deceive.
REACH, verb. To stretch out the hand.
REACH, verb. To strain after something; to make efforts.
REACH, verb. (intransitive) To extend in dimension, time etc.; to stretch out continuously (past, beyond, above, from etc. something).
REACH, verb. (nautical) To sail on the wind, as from one point of tacking to another, or with the wind nearly abeam.
REACH, noun. The act of stretching or extending; extension.
REACH, noun. The ability to reach or touch with the person, a limb, or something held or thrown.
REACH, noun. The power of stretching out or extending action, influence, or the like; power of attainment or management; extent of force or capacity.
REACH, noun. Extent; stretch; expanse; hence, application; influence; result; scope.
REACH, noun. (informal) An exaggeration; an extension beyond evidence or normal; a stretch.
REACH, noun. (boxing) The distance a boxer's arm can extend to land a blow.
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.
REACH, noun. (nautical) Any point of sail in which the wind comes from the side of a vessel, excluding close-hauled.
REACH, noun. (obsolete) An article to obtain an advantage.
REACH, noun. The pole or rod connecting the rear axle with the forward bolster of a wagon.
REACH, noun. An effort to vomit; a retching.
REACH, acronym. Registration, Evaluation and Authorisation of Chemicals
REACH FOR THE STARS, verb. (idiomatic) To have high hopes, to be ambitious
REACH OUT, verb. (intransitive) To extend one's hand(s) forward.
REACH OUT, verb. (intransitive) To ask for help.
REACH OUT, verb. (intransitive) To make more friends, to increase one's group of friends or acquaintances.
REACH OUT, verb. (intransitive), (management jargon) To attempt to initiate communication (with someone).

Dictionary definition

REACH, noun. The limits within which something can be effective; "range of motion"; "he was beyond the reach of their fire".
REACH, 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".
REACH, noun. The act of physically reaching or thrusting out.
REACH, noun. The limit of capability; "within the compass of education".
REACH, 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".
REACH, 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".
REACH, verb. Move forward or upward in order to touch; also in a metaphorical sense; "Government reaches out to the people".
REACH, verb. Be in or establish communication with; "Our advertisements reach millions"; "He never contacted his children after he emigrated to Australia".
REACH, verb. To gain with effort; "she achieved her goal despite setbacks".
REACH, verb. To extend as far as; "The sunlight reached the wall"; "Can he reach?" "The chair must not touch the wall".
REACH, verb. Reach a goal, e.g., "make the first team"; "We made it!"; "She may not make the grade".
REACH, 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".
REACH, verb. To exert much effort or energy; "straining our ears to hear".

Wise words

All our words from loose using have lost their edge.
Ernest Hemingway