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1. Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0
accomplish, achieve, aesthetic distance, affect, ambit, amount, amount to, amplitude, answer, approach, approach anchorage, area, arm, armlet, arrive, arrive at, arrive in, arrive upon, assail the ear, attain, attain to, auditory range, avail, balance, bay, bayou, be equal to, be heard, be received, bear, bear down on, bear down upon, bear up for, bear up to, belt, bight, bigness, blow in, bob up, boca, body, breadth, break even, bribe, buck, bulk, buy, buy off, caliber, capability, capacity, caress the ear, carry, carry to, carrying distance, check in, circulate, clearance, clip off, clock in, close with, come, come across with, come at, come in, come to, come to hand, come up to, come upon, communicate with, compass, contact, correspond, corrupt, cove, cover, coverage, creek, cut, deep space, degree, deliver, deliver over, depth, depths of space, diameter, diapason, dimension, dimensions, distance, distribute, ditto, divergence, do, do it, draw, earreach, earshot, encompass, environ, equal, establish connection, estuary, euripus, even, even off, expanse, expansion, extend, extend to, extension, extent, fall upon, farness, fetch, fetch up at, fill the bill, find, fix, fjord, fork over, forward, frith, fulfill, gain, gain a hearing, gamut, gauge, get, get across, get at, get by, get in, get there, get through to, get to, girth, give in, give out, give over, go, go aboard, go alongside, go around, go at, go out, go to, grade, grease, grease the palm, greatness, grieve, gulf, gut, hack it, hand, hand in, hand out, hand over, harbor, hearing, height, hit, hit town, hit upon, hold, hold out, horizon, impress, infinity, influence, inlet, interrogate, interval, just do, keep pace with, ken, knot, kyle, largeness, lay aboard, lay for, lay in, lead to, leap, leeway, length, lengthiness, level, lie, lie in, light upon, light-years, linear measures, loch, long time, longitude, longness, magnitude, maintain connection, make, make advances, make an impression, make at, make contact with, make for, make it, make oneself heard, make overtures, make the grade, make up to, margin, mark, mass, match, match up with, measure, measure up to, measurement, meet, meet requirements, melt, melt the heart, mileage, mouth, move, narrow, narrow seas, narrows, natural harbor, notch, nuance, orbit, outreach, outstretch, overall length, parallel, parsecs, pas, pass, pass muster, pass out, pass over, pay off, peg, period, perpetuity, perspective, piece, pitch, pitch upon, plane, plateau, point, pop up, proportion, proportions, pull in, punch in, purchase, purview, put away for, put in, put into port, qualify, question, radius, raise, range, ratio, reach out, reach the ear, reach to, realize, register, register with, relate to, remoteness, remove, render, reply to, resign, respond to, ring in, rival, road, roads, roadstead, roll in, round, run, run abreast, run for, run to, rung, sadden, sail for, satisfy, scale, scope, score, separation, serve, serve the purpose, shade, shadow, shoot, show, show up, sign in, size, soften, sound, space, span, spectrum, sphere, spread, stack up with, stair, stand, stand for, stand up, standard, steer toward, step, stick out, stint, stir, straddle, strait, straits, stretch, stretch away to, stretch out, stretch to, stride, strike upon, stumble on, stumble upon, suborn, suffice, surrender, surround, sway, sweep, take care of, take in, take it, tamper with, territory, thrust out, tickle the palm, tie, time in, touch, transfer, tread, turn over, turn up, volume, way, ways, width, win, work, yardage
Dictionary Results for reach:
1. WordNet® 3.0 (2006)
    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]

2. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Reach \Reach\ (r[=e]ch), v. i.
   To retch. --Cheyne.
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3. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Reach \Reach\, n.
   An effort to vomit. [R.]
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4. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Reach \Reach\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Reached (r[=e]cht)
   (Raught, the old preterit, is obsolete); p. pr. & vb. n.
   Reaching.] [OE. rechen, AS. r[=ae]can, r[=ae]cean, to
   extend, stretch out; akin to D. reiken, G. reichen, and
   possibly to AS. r[imac]ce powerful, rich, E. rich.
   1. To extend; to stretch; to thrust out; to put forth, as a
      limb, a member, something held, or the like.
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            Her tresses yellow, and long straughten,
            Unto her heeles down they raughten.   --Rom. of R.
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            Reach hither thy hand and thrust it into my side.
                                                  --John xx. 27.
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            Fruit trees, over woody, reached too far
            Their pampered boughs.                --Milton.
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   2. Hence, to deliver by stretching out a member, especially
      the hand; to give with the hand; to pass to another; to
      hand over; as, to reach one a book.
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            He reached me a full cup.             --2 Esd. xiv.
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   3. To attain or obtain by stretching forth the hand; to
      extend some part of the body, or something held by one, so
      as to touch, strike, grasp, or the like; as, to reach an
      object with the hand, or with a spear.
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            O patron power, . . . thy present aid afford,
            Than I may reach the beast.           --Dryden.
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   4. To strike, hit, or touch with a missile; as, to reach an
      object with an arrow, a bullet, or a shell.
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   5. Hence, to extend an action, effort, or influence to; to
      penetrate to; to pierce, or cut, as far as.
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            If these examples of grown men reach not the case of
            children, let them examine.           --Locke.
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   6. To extend to; to stretch out as far as; to touch by virtue
      of extent; as, his land reaches the river.
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            Thy desire . . . leads to no excess
            That reaches blame.                   --Milton.
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   7. To arrive at; to come to; to get as far as.
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            Before this letter reaches your hands. --Pope.
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   8. To arrive at by effort of any kind; to attain to; to gain;
      to be advanced to.
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            The best account of the appearances of nature which
            human penetration can reach, comes short of its
            reality.                              --Cheyne.
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   9. To understand; to comprehend. [Obs.]
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            Do what, sir? I reach you not.        --Beau. & Fl.
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   10. To overreach; to deceive. [Obs.] --South.
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5. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Reach \Reach\, n.
   1. The act of stretching or extending; extension; power of
      reaching or touching with the person, or a limb, or
      something held or thrown; as, the fruit is beyond my
      reach; to be within reach of cannon shot.
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   2. The power of stretching out or extending action,
      influence, or the like; power of attainment or management;
      extent of force or capacity.
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            Drawn by others who had deeper reaches than
            themselves to matters which they least intended.
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            Be sure yourself and your own reach to know. --Pope.
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   3. Extent; stretch; expanse; hence, application; influence;
      result; scope.
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            And on the left hand, hell,
            With long reach, interposed.          --Milton.
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            I am to pray you not to strain my speech
            To grosser issues, nor to larger reach
            Than to suspicion.                    --Shak.
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   4. An extended portion of land or water; a stretch; a
      straight portion of a stream or river, as from one turn to
      another; a level stretch, as between locks in a canal; an
      arm of the sea extending up into the land. "The river's
      wooded reach." --Tennyson.
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            The coast . . . is very full of creeks and reaches.
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   5. An artifice to obtain an advantage.
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            The Duke of Parma had particular reaches and ends of
            his own underhand to cross the design. --Bacon.
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   6. The pole or rod which connects the hind axle with the
      forward bolster of a wagon.
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6. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Reach \Reach\, v. i.
   1. To stretch out the hand.
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            Goddess humane, reach, then, and freely taste!
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   2. To strain after something; to make efforts.
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            Reaching above our nature does no good. --Dryden.
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   3. To extend in dimension, time, amount, action, influence,
      etc., so as to touch, attain to, or be equal to,
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            And behold, a ladder set upon the earth, and the top
            of it reached to heaven.              --Gen. xxviii.
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            The new world reaches quite across the torrid zone.
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   4. (Naut.) To sail on the wind, as from one point of tacking
      to another, or with the wind nearly abeam.
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   To reach after or To reach for or To reach at, to make
      efforts to attain to or obtain.
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            He would be in the posture of the mind reaching
            after a positive idea of infinity.    --Locke.
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7. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Retch \Retch\ (r[e^]ch or r[=e]ch; 277), v. i. [imp. & p. p.
   Retched (r[e^]cht); p. pr. & vb. n. Retching.] [AS.
   hr[ae]can to clear the throat, hawk, fr. hraca throat; akin
   to G. rachen, and perhaps to E. rack neck.]
   To make an effort to vomit; to strain, as in vomiting.
   [Written also reach.]
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         Beloved Julia, hear me still beseeching!
         (Here he grew inarticulate with retching.) --Byron.
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8. V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (February 2016)
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9. The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906)
REACH, n.  The radius of action of the human hand.  The area within
which it is possible (and customary) to gratify directly the
propensity to provide.

    This is a truth, as old as the hills,
        That life and experience teach:
    The poor man suffers that keenest of ills,
        An impediment of his reach.

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