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Meaning of reach

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      n 1: the limits within which something can be effective; "range
           of motion"; "he was beyond the reach of their fire" [syn:
           {range}, {reach}]
      2: 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" [syn:
         {scope}, {range}, {reach}, {orbit}, {compass}, {ambit}]
      3: the act of physically reaching or thrusting out [syn:
         {reach}, {reaching}, {stretch}]
      4: the limit of capability; "within the compass of education"
         [syn: {compass}, {range}, {reach}, {grasp}]
      v 1: 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" [syn: {reach}, {make},
           {attain}, {hit}, {arrive at}, {gain}]
      2: 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" [syn: {reach}, {hit}, {attain}]
      3: move forward or upward in order to touch; also in a
         metaphorical sense; "Government reaches out to the people"
         [syn: {reach}, {reach out}]
      4: be in or establish communication with; "Our advertisements
         reach millions"; "He never contacted his children after he
         emigrated to Australia" [syn: {reach}, {get through}, {get
         hold of}, {contact}]
      5: to gain with effort; "she achieved her goal despite setbacks"
         [syn: {achieve}, {accomplish}, {attain}, {reach}]
      6: to extend as far as; "The sunlight reached the wall"; "Can he
         reach?" "The chair must not touch the wall" [syn: {reach},
         {extend to}, {touch}]
      7: reach a goal, e.g., "make the first team"; "We made it!";
         "She may not make the grade" [syn: {reach}, {make}, {get to},
         {progress to}]
      8: 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" [syn: {pass}, {hand}, {reach},
         {pass on}, {turn over}, {give}]
      9: to exert much effort or energy; "straining our ears to hear"
         [syn: {strive}, {reach}, {strain}]

Source : WordNet ® Princeton University. 2010.

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