v. To extend; to stretch; to thrust out; to put forth, as a limb, a member, something held, or the like.v. Hence, to deliver by stretching out a member, especially the hand; to give with the hand; to pass to another; to hand over; as, to reach one a book.v. To attain or obtain by stretching forth the hand; to extend some part of the body, or something held by one, so as to touch, strike, grasp, or the like; as, to reach an object with the hand, or with a spear.v. To strike, hit, or tough with a missile; as, to reach an object with an arrow, a bullet, or a shell.v. Hence, to extend an action, effort, or influence to; to penetrate to; to pierce, or cut, as far as.v. To extend to; to stretch out as far as; to touch by virtue of extent; as, his hand reaches the river.v. To arrive at by effort of any kind; to attain to; to gain; to be advanced to.v. To understand; to comprehend.v. To stretch out the hand.v. To strain after something; to make efforts.v. To extend in dimension, time etc.; to stretch out continuously (past, beyond, above, from etc. something).n. The act of stretching or extending; extension; power of reaching or touching with the person, or a limb, or something held or thrown.n. The power of stretching out or extending action, influence, or the like; power of attainment or management; extent of force or capacity.n. Extent; stretch; expanse; hence, application; influence; result; scope.n. An exaggeration; an extension beyond evidence or normal; a stretch.n. The distance a boxer's arm can extend to land a blow.n. 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.n. Any point of sail in which the wind comes from the side of a vessel, excluding close-hauled.n. An article to obtain an advantage.n. The pole or rod connecting the rear axle with the forward bolster of a wagon.