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Definition of "reach" []

  • To stretch out or put forth (a body part); extend: reached out an arm. (verb-transitive)
  • To touch or grasp by stretching out or extending: can't reach the shelf. (verb-transitive)
  • To arrive at; attain: reached a conclusion; reached their destination. (verb-transitive)
  • To succeed in getting in contact with or communicating with: They reached us by phone. Our newsletter reaches a specialized readership. (verb-transitive)
  • To succeed in having an effect on: No one seems able to reach her anymore. (verb-transitive)
  • To arrive at or get to (a place, person, etc) in the course of movement or action (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To extend as far as (a point or place) (verb)
  • To come to (a certain condition, stage, or situation) (verb)
  • To extend in influence or operation (verb)
  • To pass or give (something to a person) with the outstretched hand (verb)
  • To make a movement (towards), as if to grasp or touch (verb)
  • To strive or yearn (verb)
  • To make contact or communication with (someone) (verb)
  • To strike, esp in fencing or boxing (verb)
  • To amount to (a certain sum) (verb)
  • To sail on a tack with the wind on or near abeam (verb)
  • The act of reaching (noun)
  • The extent or distance of reaching (noun)
  • The range of influence, power, jurisdiction, etc (noun)
  • An open stretch of water, esp on a river (noun)
  • The direction or distance sailed by a vessel on one tack (noun)
  • A bar on the rear axle of a vehicle connecting it with some part at the front end (noun)
  • The percentage of the population selecting a broadcast programme or channel for more than a specified time during a day or week (noun)
  • The proportion of a market that an advertiser hopes to reach at least once in a campaign (noun)

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Use "reach" in a sentence
  • "Some way out of the center but easily within reach is the Museo Muros (Avenida Vicente Guerrero 205, Colonia Lomas de Selva), which exhibits the contemporary art collection of Jacques and Natasha Gelman."
  • "The phrase reach out means to reach out with your arm and try to grab something."
  • "Media reach is a strong reason for the penetration of goods like cosmetics, mobile phones, etc., which are only used by the urban people."