Meaning of REACH in English


I. verb Etymology: Middle English rechen, from Old English rǣcan; akin to Old High German reichen to ~, Lithuanian raižytis to stretch oneself Date: before 12th century transitive verb 1. to stretch out ; extend , thrust , 2. to touch or grasp by extending a part of the body (as a hand) or an object , to pick up and draw toward one ; take , c. to extend to , to get up to or as far as ; come to , d. encompass , to make an impression on, to communicate with, to hand over ; pass , intransitive verb 1. to make a stretch with or as if with one's hand, to strain after something, 2. project , extend , to arrive at or come to something , to sail on a ~, ~able adjective ~er noun II. noun Date: 1536 a continuous stretch or expanse, 2. a. the action or an act of ~ing, an individual part of a progression or journey, b. a ~able distance , ability to ~ , an extent or range especially of knowledge or comprehension, a bearing shaft or coupling pole, the tack sailed by a ship with the wind coming just forward of the beam or with the wind directly abeam or abaft the beam, echelon , level

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