Definition of Reaching

1. Noun. The act of physically reaching or thrusting out.

Exact synonyms: Reach, Stretch
Generic synonyms: Motility, Motion, Move, Movement
Specialized synonyms: Outreach
Derivative terms: Reach, Reach, Stretch



2. Noun. Accomplishment of an objective.
Exact synonyms: Arrival
Generic synonyms: Accomplishment, Achievement
Specialized synonyms: Attainment, Advent, Coming
Derivative terms: Reach

Definition of Reaching

1. Verb. (present participle of reach) ¹

2. Noun. (nautical) Sailing on a reach. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Reaching

1. reach [v] - See also: reach

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Reaching

reach-arounds
reach for the stars
reach into
reach one's nostrils
reach out
reachability
reachable
reacharound
reache
reached
reacher
reachers
reaches
reacheth
reaching (current term)
reachings
reachless
reacht
reacidification
reacidifications
reacidified
reacidifies
reacidifing
reacidify
reacidifying
reacknowledge
reacknowledged
reacknowledges
reacknowledging

Literary usage of Reaching

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1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"A third work, of an even more comprehensive nature and reaching to the beginning of the eighteenth century, was written by the French Dominican, ..."

2. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"Circumstances made him an administrator and he ended by reaching the full stature of a statesman. Those who approve the policy embodied in the Quebec Act ..."

3. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1899)
"On reaching Fort McKinley they found the two men who had been with Nansen. ... In the middle of March, when all hands were confident of reaching latitude 87 ..."

4. A Cyclopedia of Missions: Containing a Comprehensive View of Missionary by Harvey Newcomb (1860)
"The Sambas river afforded facilities for reaching the scattered Dyak population, but besides this the place held out no strong inducements for a permanent ..."

5. Sailing Alone Around the World by Joshua Slocum (1901)
"CHAPTER VIII From Cape Pillar into the Pacific — Driven by a tempest toward Cape Horn — Captain Slocum's greatest sea adventure — reaching the strait again ..."

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