What does reach mean?

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  1. (intransitive) To extend, stretch, or thrust out (for example a limb or object held in the hand).
  2. (transitive) To give to someone by stretching out a limb, especially the hand; to give with the hand; to pass to another person; to hand over.
  3. (intransitive) To stretch out the hand.
  4. (transitive) To attain or obtain by stretching forth the hand; to extend some part of the body, or something held, so as to touch, strike, grasp, etc.
  5. (intransitive) To strike or touch with a missile.
  6. (transitive) Hence, to extend an action, effort, or influence to; to penetrate to; to pierce, or cut.
  7. (transitive) To extend to; to stretch out as far as; to touch by virtue of extent.
  8. (transitive) To arrive at (a place) by effort of any kind
  9. (intransitive, India, Singapore) To arrive at a particular destination.
  10. (transitive) To continue living until, or up to, a certain age.
  11. (obsolete) To understand; to comprehend.
  12. (obsolete) To overreach; to deceive.
  13. To strain after something; to make (sometimes futile or pretentious) efforts.
  14. (intransitive) To extend in dimension, time etc.; to stretch out continuously (past, beyond, above, from etc. something).
  15. (nautical) To sail on the wind, as from one point of tacking to another, or with the wind nearly abeam.
  16. To experience a vomiting reflex; to gag; to retch.
  1. The act of stretching or extending; extension.
  2. The ability to reach or touch with the person, a limb, or something held or thrown.
  3. The power of stretching out or extending action, influence, or the like; power of attainment or management; extent of force or capacity.
  4. Extent; stretch; expanse; hence, application; influence; result; scope.
  5. (informal) An exaggeration; an extension beyond evidence or normal; a stretch.
  6. (boxing) The distance a boxer's arm can extend to land a blow.
  7. An extended portion of land or water; a stretch; a straight portion of a stream or river, as from one turn to another; a level stretch, as between locks in a canal; an arm of the sea extending up into the land.
  8. (nautical) Any point of sail in which the wind comes from the side of a vessel, excluding close-hauled.
  9. (obsolete) An article to obtain an advantage.
  10. The pole or rod connecting the rear axle with the forward bolster of a wagon.
  11. An effort to vomit; a retching.
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