1. [ verb ] reach a destination, either real or abstract
Synonyms: hit arrive_at gain make attain

"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"

Related terms: catch_up access peak get_through make breast bottom_out scale find find top ground culminate top_out summit make attainment travel
2. [ verb ] reach a point in time, or a certain state or level
Synonyms: hit attain

"The thermometer hit 100 degrees" "This car can reach a speed of 140 miles per hour"

Related terms: arrive break_even max_out attainment
3. [ verb ] move forward or upward in order to touch; also in a metaphorical sense
Synonyms: reach_out

: "Government reaches out to the people"

Related terms: move reach_out
4. [ verb ] be in communication with, establish communication with
Synonyms: contact get_hold_of get_through

"Our advertisements reach millions" "He never contacted his children after he emigrated to Australia"

Related terms: communicate raise ping ping liaison
5. [ verb ] to gain with effort
Synonyms: achieve attain accomplish

: "she achieved her goal despite setbacks."

Related terms: succeed come_to wangle average culminate score compass begin achiever attainment
6. [ verb ] to extend as far as
Synonyms: extend_to touch

"The sunlight reached the wall" "Can he reach?" "The chair must not touch the wall"

Related terms: be reach_into extend reach_into touch
7. [ verb ] reach a goal, e.g., "make the first team"
Synonyms: make get_to progress_to

"We made it!" "She may not make the grade"

Related terms: achieve arrival
8. [ noun ] the limits within which something can be effective
Synonyms: range

"range of motion" "he was beyond the reach of their fire"

Related terms: limit view earshot rifle_range
9. [ noun ] an area in which something acts or operates or has power or control
Synonyms: range scope compass orbit ambit

: "the range of a supersonic jet" within the scope of an investigation" "outside the reach of the law" "in the political orbit of a world power"

Related terms: extent horizon sweep spectrum gamut palette confines approximate_range latitude contrast internationality compass
10. [ noun ] the act of physically reaching or thrusting out
Synonyms: stretch reaching
Related terms: motion outreach stretch
11. [ verb ] place into the hands or custody of
Synonyms: hand pass give turn_over pass_on

"hand me the spoon, please" "Turn the files over to me, please" "He turned over the prisoner to his lawyers"

Related terms: transfer give release entrust hand_over entrust deal slip impart communicate hand_over give_away relegate pass_on hand_down hand passage
12. [ noun ] the limit of capability
Synonyms: range grasp compass

"within the compass of education"

Related terms: capability sight range
13. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 12536
14. [ verb ] to exert much effort or energy
Synonyms: strain strive

: "straining our ears to hear."

Related terms: tug trouble_oneself extend_oneself overstrain kill_oneself strain
Similar spelling:   Rech