Pronunciation: rēcht
v. i.1.To retch.
n.1.An effort to vomit.
v. t.1.To extend; to stretch; to thrust out; to put forth, as a limb, a member, something held, or the like.
[imp. & p. p. Reached (rēcht) (Raught, the old preterit, is obsolete); p. pr. & vb. n. Reaching.]
Reach hither thy hand and thrust it into my side.
- John xx. 27.
2.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.
He reached me a full cup.
- 2 Esd. xiv. 39.
3.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.
O patron power, . . . thy present aid afford,
Than I may reach the beast.
- Dryden.
4.To strike, hit, or touch with a missile; as, to reach an object with an arrow, a bullet, or a shell.
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.
Do what, sir? I reach you not.
- Beau. & Fl.
10.To overreach; to deceive.
v. i.1.To stretch out the hand.
Goddess humane, reach, then, and freely taste!
- Milton.
2.To strain after something; to make efforts.
3.To extend in dimension, time, amount, action, influence, etc., so as to touch, attain to, or be equal to, something.
4.(Naut.) To sail on the wind, as from one point of tacking to another, or with the wind nearly abeam.
To reach after
to make efforts to attain to or obtain.
n.1.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.
2.The power of stretching out or extending action, influence, or the like; power of attainment or management; extent of force or capacity.
Be sure yourself and your own reach to know.
- Pope.
3.Extent; stretch; expanse; hence, application; influence; result; scope.
And on the left hand, hell,
With long reach, interposed.
- Milton.
4.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.
The coast . . . is very full of creeks and reaches.
- Holland.
5.An artifice to obtain an advantage.
6.The pole or rod which connects the hind axle with the forward bolster of a wagon.
Noun1.Reachreach - the limits within which something can be effective; "range of motion"; "he was beyond the reach of their fire"
Synonyms: range
2.reach - an area in which something acts or operates or has power or control: "the range of a supersonic jet"; "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"
Synonyms: ambit, range, scope, compass, orbit
3.Reachreach - the act of physically reaching or thrusting out
Synonyms: reaching, stretch
4.reach - the limit of capability; "within the compass of education"
Synonyms: grasp, compass, range
Verb1.reach - 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"
Synonyms: arrive at, attain, gain, hit, make
2.reach - 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"
Synonyms: attain, hit
3.reach - move forward or upward in order to touch; also in a metaphorical sense; "Government reaches out to the people"
Synonyms: reach out
4.reach - be in or establish communication with; "Our advertisements reach millions"; "He never contacted his children after he emigrated to Australia"
5.reach - to gain with effort; "she achieved her goal despite setbacks"
6.reach - to extend as far as; "The sunlight reached the wall"; "Can he reach?" "The chair must not touch the wall"
Synonyms: extend to, touch
7.reach - reach a goal, e.g., "make the first team"; "We made it!"; "She may not make the grade"
Synonyms: get to, progress to, make
8.reach - 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"
9.reach - to exert much effort or energy; "straining our ears to hear"
Synonyms: strain, strive
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