HyperDic: reach

English > 13 senses of the word reach:
VERBmotionreach, make, attain, hit, arrive at, gainreach a destination / destination, either real or abstract
motionreach, hit, attainreach a point in time, or a certain state or level
contactreach, reach outmove forward or upward in order to touch
communicationreach, get through, get hold of, contactbe in or establish communication with
socialreach, achieve, accomplish, attainto gain with effort
stativereach, extend to, touchto extend as far as
motionreach, make, get to, progress toreach a goal / goal, e.g., "make the first team"
possessionreach, pass, hand, pass on, turn over, giveplace into the hands or custody of
competitionreach, strive, strainto exert much effort or energy
NOUNlocationreach, rangethe limits within which something can be effective / effective
attributereach, scope, range, orbit, compass, ambitan area in which something acts or operates or has power or control
actreach, reaching, stretchthe act of physically reaching or thrusting out
cognitionreach, compass, range, graspthe limit of capability
reach > pronunciation
Soundsriy'ch
Rhymesbeach ... teach / Teach: 19 rhymes with iych...
English > reach: 13 senses > noun 1, location
MeaningThe limits within which something can be effective / effective.
Example "he was beyond the reach of their fire"
Synonymrange
Narrowerearshot, earreach, hearingThe range within which a voice can be heard
rifle range, rifle shotThe distance that a rifle bullet will carry
view, eyeshotThe range of the eye
BroaderlimitAs far as something can go
Spanishalcance
Catalanabast
Verbsreachto extend as far as
English > reach: 13 senses > noun 2, attribute
MeaningAn area in which something acts or operates or has power or control: "the range of a supersonic jet".
Example "outside the reach of the law"
Synonymsscope, range, orbit, compass, ambit
Narrowerapproximate range, ballparkNear to the scope or range of something
confinesA bounded scope
contrastThe range of optical density and tone on a photographic negative or print (or the extent to which adjacent areas on a television screen differ in brightness)
gamutA complete extent or range
horizon, view, purviewThe range of interest or activity that can be anticipated
internationality, internationalismQuality of being international in scope
latitudescope for freedom of e.g. action or thought
palette, palletThe range of colour characteristic / characteristic of a particular artist or painting or school of art
spectrumA broad range of related objects or values or qualities or ideas or activities
sweep, expanseA wide scope
BroaderextentThe distance or area or volume over which something extends
Spanishalcance, ámbito, esfera, marco
Catalanabast, àmbit, esfera, marc
English > reach: 13 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningThe act of physically reaching or thrusting out.
Synonymsreaching, stretch
NarroweroutreachThe act of reaching out
Broadermotion, movement, move, motilityA change of position that does not entail a change of location
Spanishalcance
Catalanabast
Verbsreachmove forward or upward in order to touch
English > reach: 13 senses > noun 4, cognition
MeaningThe limit of capability.
Synonymscompass, range, grasp
Narrowersight, kenThe range of vision
Broadercapability, capableness, potentialityAn aptitude that may be developed
Spanishalcance, ámbito, campo de acción, comprensión, entendimiento, límites
Catalanabast
English > reach: 13 senses > verb 1, motion
MeaningReach a destination / destination, either real or abstract.
PatternSomebody ----s something
ModelThey reach the hill
Example "The water reached the doorstep"
Synonymsmake, attain, hit, arrive at, gain
Entailstravel, go, move, locomotechange location
Narroweraccess, get atreach or gain access to
bottom outreach the low point
catch upreach the point where one should be after a delay
culminatereach the highest altitude or the meridian, of a celestial body
findsucceed in reaching
get through, come throughsucceed in reaching a real or abstract destination / destination after overcoming problems
ground, run agroundhit or reach the ground
makereach in time
scale, surmountreach the highest point / point of
summit, breastreach the summit (of a mountain)
topreach or ascend the top of
top out, peakTo reach the highest point
Similar tomakereach in time
Spanishalcanzar, arribar, contactar, ganar, llegar, lograr, obtener, pegar
Catalanarribar a, arribar, assolir, contactar, pegar
English > reach: 13 senses > verb 2, motion
MeaningReach a point in time, or a certain state or level.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example "This car can reach a speed of 140 miles per hour"
Synonymshit, attain
Narrowerbreak evenattain a level at which there is neither gain nor loss, as in business, gambling, or a competitive sport
max outreach a maximum
Broaderarrive, get, comereach a destination
Spanishalcanzar, llegar a, lograr
Catalanassolir
English > reach: 13 senses > verb 3, contact
MeaningMove forward or upward in order to touch; also in a metaphorical sense.
PatternSomebody ----s PP
Example"Government reaches out to the people"
Synonymreach out
BroadermoveMove so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion
See alsoreach outattempt to communicate
Nounsreach, reachingthe act of physically reaching or thrusting out
English > reach: 13 senses > verb 4, communication
MeaningBe in or establish communication with.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
Example"Our advertisements reach millions"
Synonymsget through, get hold of, contact
Narrowerpingsend a message from one computer to another to check whether it is reachable and active
pingcontact, usually in order to remind of something
raiseEstablish radio communications with
Broadercommunicate, intercommunicatetransmit thoughts or feelings
Spanishcontactar
Catalancontactar
English > reach: 13 senses > verb 5, social
MeaningTo gain with effort.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something; Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
Synonymsachieve, accomplish, attain
Narroweraverageachieve or reach on average
beginachieve or accomplish in the least degree, usually used in the negative
come to, strikeattain
compassbring about
culminatereach the highest or most decisive point
reach, make, get to, progress toreach a goal / goal, e.g., "make the first team"
scoreGet a certain number or letter indicating quality or performance
wangle, finagle, manageachieve something by means of trickery or devious methods
Broadersucceed, win, come through, bring home the bacon, deliver the goodsattain success or reach a desired goal / goal
Spanishalcanzar, completar, conseguir, lograr, realizar
Catalanabastar, abastir, acomplir, aconseguir, assolir, obtenir
English > reach: 13 senses > verb 6, stative
MeaningTo extend as far as.
PatternSomething is ----ing PP; Something ----s something
Examples
  • "The sunlight reached the wall"
  • "Can he reach?""The chair must not touch the wall"
Synonymsextend to, touch
Narrowerreach intoRun into or up to
BroaderbeOccupy a certain position or area
See alsoreach intorun into or up to
reach outreach outward in space
Spanishcontactar, lindar, tocar
Catalanafrontar, confrontar, contactar, estar tocant a, estrènyer, palpar, tocar
Nounsreachthe limits within which something can be effective / effective
English > reach: 13 senses > verb 7, motion
Meaningreach a goal / goal, e.g., "make the first team".
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymsmake, get to, progress to
Broaderachieve, accomplish, attain, reachTo gain with effort
Spanishavanzar, llegar, lograr alcanzar, lograr ser, lograr
Nounsreachingaccomplishment of an objective
English > reach: 13 senses > verb 8, possession
Meaningplace into the hands or custody of.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Somebody ----s somebody something; Somebody ----s something to somebody
Synonymspass, hand, pass on, turn over, give
NarrowerdealGive (a specific card) to a player
entrust, intrust, trust, confide, commitconfer a trust upon
entrust, leaveput into the care or protection of someone
giveLeave with
hand over, fork over, fork out, fork up, turn in, deliver, renderTo surrender / surrender someone or something to another
release, relinquish, resign, free, give upPart with a possession or right
slip, sneakPass on stealthily
BroadertransferCause to change ownership
Spanishacercar, alcanzar, ceder, dar, dispensar, entregar, pasar, propinar, traspasar
Catalanacostar, apropar, aproximar, cedir, dispensar, donar, entregar, lliurar, passar, propinar, traspassar
English > reach: 13 senses > verb 9, competition
MeaningTo exert much effort or energy.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
Synonymsstrive, strain
Narrowerextend oneselfstrain to the utmost
kill oneself, overexert oneselfstrain oneself more than is healthy
trouble oneself, trouble, bother, inconvenience oneselfTake the trouble to do something
Broadertug, labor, labour, push, drivestrive and make an effort to reach / reach a goal / goal
Spanishesforzarse, esforzar

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