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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Reach \Reach\, v. i. 1. To stretch out the hand. [1913 Webster] Goddess humane, reach, then, and freely taste! --Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. To strain after something; to make efforts. [1913 Webster] Reaching above our nature does no good. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 3. To extend in dimension, time, amount, action, influence, etc., so as to touch, attain to, or be equal to, something. [1913 Webster] And behold, a ladder set upon the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven. --Gen. xxviii. 12. [1913 Webster] The new world reaches quite across the torrid zone. --Boyle. [1913 Webster] 4. (Naut.) To sail on the wind, as from one point of tacking to another, or with the wind nearly abeam. [1913 Webster] To reach after or To reach for or To reach at, to make efforts to attain to or obtain. [1913 Webster] He would be in the posture of the mind reaching after a positive idea of infinity. --Locke. [1913 Webster]