[ reech ]
/ ritʃ /

verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)


Origin of reach

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

Related forms

Synonym study

See grasp. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for reachable

British Dictionary definitions for reachable


/ (riːtʃ) /



Derived Forms

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 reachable


In addition to the idiom beginning with reach

  • reach for the sky

also see:

  • boardinghouse reach
  • get to (reach) first base
  • in reach
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