Textual thesaurus for "reach"

(noun) reaching, stretch

the act of physically reaching or thrusting out

(noun) compass, scope, orbit, range, ambit

an area in which something acts or operates or has power or control: "the range of a supersonic jet"

a piano has a greater range than the human voice; the ambit of municipal legislation; within the compass of this article; within the scope of an investigation; outside the reach of the law; in the political orbit of a world power

(noun) range, compass, grasp

the limit of capability

within the compass of education

(noun) range

the limits within which something can be effective

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

(verb) contact, get hold of, get through

be in or establish communication with

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

(verb) strain, strive

to exert much effort or energy

straining our ears to hear

(verb) reach out

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

Government reaches out to the people

(verb) hit, attain

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

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

(verb) hit, make, gain, attain, arrive at

reach a destination, either real or abstract

We hit Detroit by noon; The water reached the doorstep; We barely made it to the finish line; I have to hit the MAC machine before the weekend starts

(verb) get to, make, progress to

reach a goal, e.g., "make the first team"

We made it!; She may not make the grade

(verb) hand, give, pass, pass on, turn over

place into the hands or custody of

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

(verb) accomplish, achieve, attain

to gain with effort

she achieved her goal despite setbacks

(verb) touch, extend to

to extend as far as

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