(noun, verb)


1. the limits within which something can be effective

- he was beyond the reach of their fire

Similar word(s): range

Definition categories: location, limit

2. an area in which something acts or operates or has power or control:

- outside the reach of the law

Similar word(s): ambit, compass, orbit, range, scope

Definition categories: attribute, extent

3. the act of physically reaching or thrusting out

Similar word(s): reaching, stretch

Definition categories: act, motility, motion, move, movement

4. the limit of capability

Similar word(s): compass, grasp, range

Definition categories: thought, capability, capableness, potentiality

Sentences with reach as a noun:

- The fruit is beyond my reach.

- to be within reach of cannon shot

- To call George eloquent is certainly a reach.


1. reach a destination, either real or abstract

- The water reached the doorstep

Similar word(s): attain, gain, hit, make

Definition categories: motion

2. reach a point in time, or a certain state or level

- This car can reach a speed of 140 miles per hour

Similar word(s): attain, hit

Definition categories: motion, arrive, come, get

3. move forward or upward in order to touch; also in a metaphorical sense

- Government reaches out to the people

Definition categories: contact, move

4. be in or establish communication with

- Our advertisements reach millions

Similar word(s): contact

Definition categories: communication, communicate, intercommunicate

5. to gain with effort

Similar word(s): accomplish, achieve, attain

Definition categories: social, succeed, win

6. to extend as far as

- The sunlight reached the wall

- Can he reach?

Similar word(s): touch

Definition categories: stative, be

7. reach a goal

Similar word(s): make

Definition categories: motion, accomplish, achieve, attain, reach

8. place into the hands or custody of

Similar word(s): give, hand, pass

Definition categories: possession, transfer

9. to exert much effort or energy

Similar word(s): strain, strive

Definition categories: competition, drive, labor, labour, push, tug

Sentences with reach as a verb:

- He reached for a weapon that was on the table.

- to reach one a book

- to reach an object with the hand, or with a spear;

- to reach an object with an arrow, a bullet, or a shell

- his hand reaches the river

- After three years, he reached the position of manager.

- Reach for your dreams.