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There are 20 meanings of the word Reaching.

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Reaching - as a noun

The act of physically reaching or thrusting out

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Accomplishment of an objective

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Reaching - as a verb

To extend, stretch, or thrust out (for example a limb or object held in the hand).

Example: "He reached for a weapon that was on the table."

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.

Example: "To reach one a book"

To stretch out the hand.

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.

Example: "The gun was stored in a small box on a high closet shelf, but the boy managed to reach it by climbing on other boxes."

To strike or touch with a missile.

Example: "His bullet reached its intended target."

Hence, to extend an action, effort, or influence to; to penetrate to; to pierce, or cut.

To extend to; to stretch out as far as; to touch by virtue of extent.

Example: "When the forest reaches the river, you will be able to rest."

To arrive at (a place) by effort of any kind.

Example: "After three years, he reached the position of manager."

To make contact with.

Example: "I tried to reach you all day."

To connect with (someone) on an emotional level, making them receptive of (one); to get through to (someone).

Example: "What will it take for me to reach him?"

To arrive at a particular destination.

To continue living until, or up to, a certain age.

Example: "You can only access the inheritance money when you reach the age of 25."

To understand; to comprehend.

To overreach; to deceive.

To strain after something; to make (sometimes futile or pretentious) efforts.

Example: "Reach for the stars!"

To extend in dimension, time etc.; to stretch out continuously (past, beyond, above, from etc. something).

To sail on the wind, as from one point of tacking to another, or with the wind nearly abeam.

To experience a vomiting reflex; to gag; to retch.

Example Sentences

"The reaching vines covered the entire wall."
"She had arms strong from years of reaching fruit from high branches."
"The reaching branches of the willow tree provided shade on hot summer days."
"The reaching fingers of fog obscured the view."
"He extended his reaching hand to help her up."
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Word Game Points

Is REACHING a valid Scrabble word?
Yes, reaching is valid for both Scrabble US and EU
US/CA Valid UK/EU Valid

REACHING has a SCRABBLE points total of 14.

Is REACHING a valid Words With Friends word?
Yes, reaching is valid for Words With Friends
Valid Word
REACHING has a WORDS WITH FRIENDS points total of 16.

Is REACHING a valid WordFeud word?
Yes, reaching is valid for WordFeud
Valid Word
REACHING has a WORDFEUD points total of 16.

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