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English noun: reach

1. reach (location) the limits within which something can be effective


SamplesRange of motion.
He was beyond the reach of their fire.


Synonymsrange


Broader (hypernym)limit


Narrower (hyponym)earreach, earshot, eyeshot, hearing, rifle range, rifle shot, view

2. reach (attribute) an area in which something acts or operates or has power or control:


SamplesThe 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.


Synonymsambit, compass, orbit, range, scope


Broader (hypernym)extent


Narrower (hyponym)approximate range, ballpark, confines, contrast, expanse, gamut, horizon, internationalism, internationality, latitude, palette, pallet, purview, spectrum, sweep, view

3. reach (act) the act of physically reaching or thrusting out


Synonymsreaching, stretch


Broader (hypernym)motility, motion, move, movement


Narrower (hyponym)outreach

4. reach (cognition) the limit of capability


SamplesWithin the compass of education.


Synonymscompass, grasp, range


Broader (hypernym)capability, capableness, potentiality


Narrower (hyponym)ken, sight


English verb: reach

1. reach (motion) reach a destination, either real or abstract


SamplesWe 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.


ExamplesThey reach the hill


Synonymsarrive at, attain, gain, hit, make


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Narrower (hyponym)access, bottom out, breast, catch up, come through, culminate, find, get at, get through, ground, make, peak, run aground, scale, summit, surmount, top, top out


Entailgo, locomote, move, travel


Verb groupmake

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


SamplesThe thermometer hit 100 degrees.
This car can reach a speed of 140 miles per hour.


Synonymsattain, hit


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)arrive, come, get


Narrower (hyponym)break even, max out

3. reach (contact) move forward or upward in order to touch; also in a metaphorical sense


SamplesGovernment reaches out to the people.


Synonymsreach out


Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)move

4. reach (communication) be in or establish communication with


SamplesOur advertisements reach millions.
He never contacted his children after he emigrated to Australia.


Synonymscontact, get hold of, get through


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)communicate, intercommunicate


Narrower (hyponym)ping, ping, raise

5. reach (social) to gain with effort


SamplesShe achieved her goal despite setbacks.


Synonymsaccomplish, achieve, attain


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


Broader (hypernym)bring home the bacon, come through, deliver the goods, succeed, win


Narrower (hyponym)average, begin, come to, compass, culminate, finagle, get to, make, manage, progress to, reach, score, strike, wangle

6. reach (stative) to extend as far as


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


Synonymsextend to, touch


Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)be


Narrower (hyponym)reach into

7. reach (motion) reach a goal, e.g.,


SamplesMake the first team.
We made it!.
She may not make the grade.


Synonymsget to, make, progress to


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)accomplish, achieve, attain, reach

8. reach (possession) place into the hands or custody of


SamplesHand me the spoon, please.
Turn the files over to me, please.
He turned over the prisoner to his lawyers.


Synonymsgive, hand, pass, pass on, turn over


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s somebody something.
Somebody ----s something to somebody


Broader (hypernym)transfer


Narrower (hyponym)commit, confide, deal, deliver, entrust, entrust, fork out, fork over, fork up, free, give, give up, hand over, intrust, leave, release, relinquish, render, resign, slip, sneak, trust, turn in

9. reach (competition) to exert much effort or energy


SamplesStraining our ears to hear.


Synonymsstrain, strive


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)drive, labor, labour, push, tug


Narrower (hyponym)bother, extend oneself, inconvenience oneself, kill oneself, overexert oneself, trouble, trouble oneself









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