the limits within which something can be effective
range of motion|he was beyond the reach of their fire
Synonym: range
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
the act of physically reaching or thrusting out
Synonym: reaching, stretch
the limit of capability
within the compass of education
Synonym: range, grasp, compass
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
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
Synonym: hit, attain
move forward or upward in order to touch; also in a metaphorical sense
Government reaches out to the people
Synonym: reach out
be in or establish communication with
Our advertisements reach millions|He never contacted his children after he emigrated to Australia
to gain with effort
she achieved her goal despite setbacks
to extend as far as
The sunlight reached the wall|Can he reach?|The chair must not touch the wall
Synonym: extend to, touch
reach a goal
make the first team|We made it!|She may not make the grade
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
to exert much effort or energy
straining our ears to hear
Synonym: strain, strive