close reach

[ klohs ]
/ kloʊs /

noun Nautical.

See under reach(def 26).

Origin of close reach

First recorded in 1895–1900

Definition for close reach (2 of 2)

reach
[ reech ]
/ ritʃ /

verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

noun

Origin of reach

before 900; (v.) Middle English rechen, Old English rǣcan (cognate with German reichen, Dutch reiken); (noun) derivative of the v.

SYNONYMS FOR reach

OTHER WORDS FROM reach

synonym study for reach

See grasp.
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British Dictionary definitions for close reach

reach
/ (riːtʃ) /

verb

noun

Derived forms of reach

reachable, adjectivereacher, noun

Word Origin for reach

Old English rǣcan; related to Old Frisian rēka, Old High German reihhen
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Idioms and Phrases with close reach

reach

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