verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- to sail on a reach.
- to sail with the wind forward of the beam but so as not to require sailing close-hauled.
Origin of reach
Examples from the Web for reach
The first thing they told us was that the traffickers are now using Turkish ports, which are relatively easy to reach from Syria.
Or (horrors) he could reach out to congressional leaders in both parties to pursue bipartisan legislation.
He seemed to get a little turned around on the way but managed to reach what might have been presumed to be his destination.
Do we critique those women who would modify themselves just to reach those standards?Renée Zellweger Got a New Face—and Everyone Had An Opinion About It|Kevin O’Keeffe|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
As a well-known advocate for Baluch rights in Iran, young Iranians reach out to him for advice.The Dangerous Drug-Funded Secret War Between Iran and Pakistan|Umar Farooq|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
May we all reach that union; may we deserve it; may we inhabit it for ever and ever.
We took the wind through the night, and in the morning we were eighty miles from Corfu, which I determined to reach by rowing.The Memoires of Casanova, Complete|Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
In a word, my love, however little it might reach her heart, was everything to mine.Charles O'Malley, The Irish Dragoon, Volume 2 (of 2)|Charles Lever
Curious rivulets of tawny brown ran here and there as far as the eye could reach.Francisco Our Little Argentine Cousin|Eva Cannon Brooks
Running from thence down the line of dots toward the center we reach Kan, immediately above which is the character for 13.Notes on Certain Maya and Mexican Manuscripts|Cyrus Thomas
British Dictionary definitions for reach
Derived Formsreachable, adjectivereacher, noun
Word Origin for reach
Idioms and Phrases with reach
In addition to the idiom beginning with reach
- reach for the sky
- boardinghouse reach
- get to (reach) first base
- in reach