Definitions of reach

  1. To be extended so as to touch; to try to obtain.
  2. To extend; to stretch; to thrust out; to put forth, as a limb, a member, something held, or the like.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Hence, to extend an action, effort, or influence to; to penetrate to; to pierce, or cut, as far as.
  6. To extend to; to stretch out as far as; to touch by virtue of extent; as, his land reaches the river.
  7. To arrive at; to come to; to get as far as.
  8. To arrive at by effort of any kind; to attain to; to gain; to be advanced to.
  9. To understand; to comprehend.
  10. To overreach; to deceive.
  11. To stretch out, as the hand; to touch or grasp, as with the extended hand; to pass or deliver to another; arrive at or come to; gain; to extend as far as; penetrate to; to influence; affect.
  12. To stretch or extend: to attain or obtain by stretching out the hand: to hand over: to extend to: to arrive at: to gain: to include.
  13. To extend to; attain; hand over.
  14. To stretch out; extend; hand; deliver; pass.
  15. To touch; hit; arrive at; come to; attain; influence; move; affect.
  16. To strike, hit, or touch with a missile; as, to reach an object with an arrow, a bullet, or a shell.
  17. To stretch out the hand.
  18. To strain after something; to make efforts.
  19. To extend in dimension, time, amount, action, influence, etc., so as to touch, attain to, or be equal to, something.
  20. To sail on the wind, as from one point of tacking to another, or with the wind nearly abeam.
  21. To extend the hand, etc., so as to touch or seize something; endeavor to obtain something; to extend in time, space, amount, etc.
  22. To be extended so as to touch: to stretch out the hand: to try to obtain.
  23. To be extended; try to obtain.
  24. reach a destination, either real or abstract; " We hit Detroit by noon"; " The water reached the doorstep"; " We barely made the plane"; " I have to hit the MAC machine before the weekend starts"
  25. be in communication with, establish communication with; " Our advertisements reach millions"; " He never contacted his children after he emigrated to Australia"
  26. place into the hands or custody of; " Turn the files over to me, please"; " He turned over the prisoner to his lawyers"
  27. move forward or upward in order to touch; also in a metaphorical sense; " Government reaches out to the people"
  28. To stretch out the hand, foot, or something held; try to secure something.
  29. To extend to, approach, affect, or equal something.
  30. To stretch; to touch by extending the hand; to arrive at; to extend to; to penetrate to.
  31. To extend, or extend to; to stretch; to touch; to attain; to take by extending the arm; to strike from a distance, as with a weapon; to include or comprehend.
  32. the limit of capability; " within the compass of education"
  33. the limits within which something can be effective; " range of motion"; " he was beyond the reach of their fire"
  34. the act of physically reaching or thrusting out
  35. be in or establish communication with; " Our advertisements reach millions"; " He never contacted his children after he emigrated to Australia"
  36. 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"
  37. to extend as far as; " The sunlight reached the wall"; " Can he reach?" " The chair must not touch the wall"
  38. An effort to vomit.
  39. 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.
  40. The power of stretching out or extending action, influence, or the like; power of attainment or management; extent of force or capacity.
  41. Extent; stretch; expanse; hence, application; influence; result; scope.
  42. 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.
  43. An artifice to obtain an advantage.
  44. The pole or rod which connects the hind axle with the forward bolster of a wagon.
  45. The act of stretching out, or the ability to stretch out, touch, grasp, etc.; distance within which one can touch, observe, etc.; limit of power or influence; au unbroken stretch, as of water or meadow land.
  46. Act or power of reaching: extent: extent of force: penetration: artifice: contrivance: a straight portion of a stream.
  47. Act or power of reaching; extent; stretch.
  48. The act or power of reaching; distance one is able to reach.
  49. Something attained or attainable.
  50. An unbroken extent; expanse.
  51. Power of reaching or attaining; range; limit of power; scheme; expanse; stretch of water.
  52. Extent; a stretching; act of touching or seizing by extending the hand; the power of extending to; power of attainment; limit of faculties; effort of mind; of a river, as far as it stretches in one direction.