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  1. [noun] the limits within which something can be effective; "range of motion"; "he was beyond the reach of their fire"
    Synonyms: range

  2. [noun] an area in which something acts or operates or has power or control: "the range of a supersonic jet"; "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"
    Synonyms: scope, range, orbit, compass, ambit

  3. [noun] the act of physically reaching or thrusting out
    Synonyms: ing, stretch

  4. [noun] the limit of capability; "within the compass of education"
    Synonyms: compass, range, grasp

  5. [verb] 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"
    Synonyms: make, attain, hit, arrive at, gain

  6. [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"
    Synonyms: hit, attain

  7. [verb] move forward or upward in order to touch; also in a metaphorical sense; "Government reaches out to the people"
    Synonyms: out

  8. [verb] be in or establish communication with; "Our advertisements reach millions"; "He never contacted his children after he emigrated to Australia"
    Synonyms: get through, get hold of, contact

  9. [verb] to gain with effort; "she achieved her goal despite setbacks"
    Synonyms: achieve, accomplish, attain

  10. [verb] to extend as far as; "The sunlight reached the wall"; "Can he reach?" "The chair must not touch the wall"
    Synonyms: extend to, touch

  11. [verb] reach a goal, e.g., "make the first team"; "We made it!"; "She may not make the grade"
    Synonyms: make, get to, progress to

  12. [verb] 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"
    Synonyms: pass, hand, pass on, turn over, give

  13. [verb] to exert much effort or energy; "straining our ears to hear"
    Synonyms: strive, strain


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