reach


reach
reach [rēch]
vt.
[ME rechen < OE ræcan, akin to Ger reichen < IE * rēiĝ-, to stretch out, extend the hand, akin to base * reĝ-, straight, stretch, direct > RIGHT]
1. to thrust out or extend (the hand, etc.)
2. to extend to, or touch, by thrusting out, throwing something, etc.
3. to obtain and hand over [reach me the salt]
4. to go as far as; attain [to reach town by night]
5. to carry as far as; penetrate to [the news reached him late]
6. to add up to; come to [to reach thousands of dollars]
7. to have influence on; affect; impress
8. to get in touch with, as by telephone
vi.
1. to thrust out the hand, foot, etc.
2. to stretch, or be extended, in amount, influence, space, time, etc. [power that reaches into other lands]
3. to be added; amount (with to or into)
4. to carry; penetrate, as sight, sound, etc.
5. to try to obtain something; make an attempt
6. to try too hard to make a point, joke, etc.
7. Naut. to sail on a reach
n.
1. the act of stretching or thrusting out
2. the power of stretching, obtaining, etc.
3. the distance or extent covered in stretching, obtaining, influencing, etc.
4. a continuous, uninterrupted extent or stretch, esp. of water
5. a pole joining the rear axle to the forward part of a wagon
6. Naut. a tack sailed with the wind coming more or less from abeam: it may be a close reach, with the wind forward of the beam; a beam reach, with the wind abeam; or a broad reach, with the wind abaft the beam
SYN.- RANGE
reacher
n.
SYN.- REACH, the broadest of these terms, implies an arriving at some goal, destination, point in development, etc. [he's reached the age of 60 ]; GAIN1 suggests the exertion of considerable effort to reach some goal [they've gained the top of the hill ]; ACHIEVE suggests the use of skill in reaching something [we've achieved a great victory ]; ATTAIN suggests a being goaded on by great ambition to gain an end regarded as beyond the reach of most persons [she has attained great fame in her profession ]; ACCOMPLISH implies success in completing an assigned task [to accomplish an end ]

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