|1.||[ verb ] reach a destination, either real or abstract|
|Synonyms:||hit arrive_at gain make attain|
"We hit Detroit by noon" "The water reached the doorstep" "We barely made the plane" "I have to hit the MAC machine before the weekend starts"
|Related terms:||catch_up access peak get_through make breast bottom_out scale find find top ground culminate top_out summit make attainment travel|
|2.||[ verb ] 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"
|Related terms:||arrive break_even max_out attainment|
|3.||[ verb ] move forward or upward in order to touch; also in a metaphorical sense|
: "Government reaches out to the people"
|Related terms:||move reach_out|
|4.||[ verb ] be in communication with, establish communication with|
|Synonyms:||contact get_hold_of get_through|
"Our advertisements reach millions" "He never contacted his children after he emigrated to Australia"
|Related terms:||communicate raise ping ping liaison|
|5.||[ verb ] to gain with effort|
|Synonyms:||achieve attain accomplish|
: "she achieved her goal despite setbacks."
|Related terms:||succeed come_to wangle average culminate score compass begin achiever attainment|
|6.||[ verb ] to extend as far as|
"The sunlight reached the wall" "Can he reach?" "The chair must not touch the wall"
|Related terms:||be reach_into extend reach_into touch|
|7.||[ verb ] reach a goal, e.g., "make the first team"|
|Synonyms:||make get_to progress_to|
"We made it!" "She may not make the grade"
|Related terms:||achieve arrival|
|8.||[ noun ] the limits within which something can be effective|
"range of motion" "he was beyond the reach of their fire"
|Related terms:||limit view earshot rifle_range|
|9.||[ noun ] an area in which something acts or operates or has power or control|
|Synonyms:||range scope compass orbit ambit|
: "the range of a supersonic jet" within the scope of an investigation" "outside the reach of the law" "in the political orbit of a world power"
|Related terms:||extent horizon sweep spectrum gamut palette confines approximate_range latitude contrast internationality compass|
|10.||[ noun ] the act of physically reaching or thrusting out|
|Related terms:||motion outreach stretch|
|11.||[ verb ] place into the hands or custody of|
|Synonyms:||hand pass give turn_over pass_on|
"hand me the spoon, please" "Turn the files over to me, please" "He turned over the prisoner to his lawyers"
|Related terms:||transfer give release entrust hand_over entrust deal slip impart communicate hand_over give_away relegate pass_on hand_down hand passage|
|12.||[ noun ] the limit of capability|
|Synonyms:||range grasp compass|
"within the compass of education"
|Related terms:||capability sight range|
|13.||[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 12536|
|14.||[ verb ] to exert much effort or energy|
: "straining our ears to hear."
|Related terms:||tug trouble_oneself extend_oneself overstrain kill_oneself strain|