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  8  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Retch  \Retch\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Retched};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Retching}.]  [AS.  hr?can  to  clear  the  throat,  hawk,  fr  hraca 
  throat;  akin  to  G.  rachen,  and  perhaps  to  E.  rack  neck.] 
  To  make  an  effort  to  vomit;  to  strain,  as  in  vomiting. 
  [Written  also  {reach}.] 
 
  Beloved  Julia,  hear  me  still  beseeching!  (Here  he  grew 
  inarticulate  with  retching.)  --Byron. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Reach  \Reach\,  n. 
  An  effort  to  vomit.  [R.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Reach  \Reach\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Reached}({Raught},  the  old 
  preterit,  is  obsolete);  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Reaching}.]  [OE. 
  rechen  AS  r[=ae]can,  r[=ae]cean,  to  extend,  stretch  out 
  akin  to  D.  reiken  G.  reichen  and  possibly  to  AS  r[=i]ce 
  powerful,  rich,  E.  rich.  [root]115.] 
  1.  To  extend;  to  stretch;  to  thrust  out  to  put  forth,  as  a 
  limb,  a  member,  something  held,  or  the  like 
 
  Her  tresses  yellow,  and  long  straughten,  Unto  her 
  heeles  down  they  raughten  --Rom.  of  R. 
 
  Reach  hither  thy  hand  and  thrust  it  into  my  side 
  --John  xx  27. 
 
  Fruit  trees,  over  woody,  reached  too  far  Their 
  pampered  boughs.  --Milton. 
 
  2.  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. 
 
  He  reached  me  a  full  cap.  --2  Esd.  xiv. 
  39. 
 
  3.  To  attain  or  obtain  by  stretching  forth  the  hand;  too 
  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. 
 
  O  patron  power,  .  .  .  thy  present  aid  afford,  Than  I 
  may  reach  the  beast.  --Dryden. 
 
  4.  To  strike,  hit,  or  tough  with  a  missile;  as  to  reach  an 
  object  with  an  arrow,  a  bullet,  or  a  shell. 
 
  5.  Hence  to  extend  an  action  effort,  or  influence  to  to 
  penetrate  to  to  pierce,  or  cut,  as  far  as 
 
  If  these  examples  of  grown  men  reach  not  the  case  of 
  children,  let  them  examine.  --Locke. 
 
  6.  To  extend  to  to  stretch  out  as  far  as  to  touch  by  virtue 
  of  extent;  as  his  hand  reaches  the  river. 
 
  Thy  desire  .  .  .  leads  to  no  excess  That  reaches 
  blame.  --Milton. 
 
  7.  To  arrive  at  by  effort  of  any  kind  to  attain  to  to  gain; 
  to  be  advanced  to 
 
  The  best  account  of  the  appearances  of  nature  which 
  human  penetration  can  reach,  comes  short  of  its 
  reality.  --Cheyne. 
 
  9.  To  understand;  to  comprehend.  [Obs.] 
 
  Do  what  sir?  I  reach  you  not  --Beau.  &  Fl 
 
  10.  To  overreach;  to  deceive.  [Obs.]  --South. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Reach  \Reach\,  n. 
  1.  The  act  of  stretching  or  extending;  extension;  power  of 
  reaching  or  touching  with  the  person,  or  a  limb,  or 
  something  held  or  thrown;  as  the  fruit  is  beyond  my 
  reach;  to  be  within  reach  of  cannon  shot. 
 
  2.  The  power  of  stretching  out  or  extending  action 
  influence,  or  the  like  power  of  attainment  or  management; 
  extent  of  force  or  capacity. 
 
  Drawn  by  others  who  had  deeper  reaches  than 
  themselves  to  matters  which  they  least  intended. 
  --Hayward. 
 
  Be  sure  yourself  and  your  own  reach  to  know  --Pope. 
 
  3.  Extent;  stretch;  expanse;  hence  application;  influence; 
  result;  scope. 
 
  And  on  the  left  hand,  hell,  With  long  reach, 
  interposed.  --Milton. 
 
  I  am  to  pray  you  not  to  strain  my  speech  To  grosser 
  issues,  nor  to  larger  reach  Than  to  suspicion. 
  --Shak. 
 
  4.  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.  ``The  river's 
  wooded  reach.''  --Tennyson. 
 
  The  coast  .  .  .  is  very  full  of  creeks  and  reaches. 
  --Holland. 
 
  5.  An  article  to  obtain  an  advantage. 
 
  The  Duke  of  Parma  had  particular  reaches  and  ends  of 
  his  own  underhand  to  cross  the  design.  --Bacon. 
 
  6.  The  pole  or  rod  which  connects  the  hind  axle  with  the 
  forward  bolster  of  a  wagon. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Reach  \Reach\,  v.  t. 
  1.  To  stretch  out  the  hand. 
 
  Goddess  humane,  reach,  then,  and  freely  taste! 
  --Milton. 
 
  2.  To  strain  after  something  to  make  efforts. 
 
  Reaching  above  our  nature  does  no  good.  --Dryden. 
 
  3.  To  extend  in  dimension,  time,  amount,  action  influence, 
  etc.,  so  as  to  touch,  attain  to  or  be  equal  to 
  something 
 
  And  behold,  a  ladder  set  upon  the  earth,  and  the  top 
  of  it  reached  to  heaven.  --Gen.  xxviii. 
  12. 
 
  The  new  world  reaches  quite  across  the  torrid  zone. 
  --Boyle. 
 
  4.  (Naut.)  To  sail  on  the  wind,  as  from  one  point  of  tacking 
  to  another,  or  with  the  ind  nearly  abeam. 
 
  {To  reach  after}  or  {at},  to  make  efforts  to  attain  to  or 
  obtain. 
 
  He  would  be  in  the  mind  reaching  after  a  positive 
  idea  of  infinity.  --Locke. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  reach 
  n  1:  the  limits  within  which  something  can  be  effective;  "he  was 
  beyond  the  range  of  their  fire"  [syn:  {range}] 
  2:  an  area  in  which  something  acts  or  operates  or  has  power  or 
  control:  "the  range  of  a  supersonic  jet";  "the  ambit  of 
  municipal  legislation";  "within  the  compass  of  this 
  article";  within  the  scope  of  an  investigation";  "outside 
  the  reach  of  the  law";  "in  the  political  orbit  of  a  world 
  power"  [syn:  {scope},  {range},  {orbit},  {compass},  {ambit}] 
  3:  the  act  of  physically  reaching  or  thrusting  out  [syn:  {reaching}, 
  {stretch}] 
  4:  the  limit  of  capability;  "within  the  compass  of  education" 
  [syn:  {compass},  {range},  {grasp}] 
  v  1:  reach  a  destination,  either  real  or  abstract;  "We  hit 
  Detroit  by  noon";  "The  water  reached  the  doorstep";  "We 
  barely  made  the  plane";  "I  have  to  hit  the  MAC  machine 
  before  the  weekend  starts"  [syn:  {attain},  {make},  {hit}, 
  {arrive  at},  {gain}] 
  2:  reach  a  point  in  time,  or  a  certain  state  or  level;  "The 
  thermometer  hit  100  degrees";  "This  car  can  reach  a  speed 
  of  140  miles  per  hour"  [syn:  {hit},  {attain}] 
  3:  move  forward  or  upward  in  order  to  touch;  also  in  a 
  metaphorical  sense:  "Government  reaches  out  to  the  people" 
  [syn:  {reach  out}] 
  4:  be  in  communication  with  establish  communication  with  "Our 
  advertisements  reach  millions"  [syn:  {get  through},  {get 
  hold  of},  {contact}] 
  5:  to  gain  with  effort:  "she  achieved  her  goal  despite 
  setbacks."  [syn:  {achieve},  {accomplish},  {attain}] 
  6:  to  extend  as  far  as  "The  sunlight  reached  the  wall";"Can  he 
  reach?"  [syn:  {extend  to},  {touch}] 
  7:  reach  a  goal,  e.g.,  "make  the  first  team";  "We  made  it!" 
  "She  may  not  make  the  grade"  [syn:  {make},  {get  to},  {progress 
  to}] 
  8:  place  into  the  hands  or  custody  of  "Turn  the  files  over  to 
  me  please";  "He  turned  over  the  prisoner  to  his  lawyers" 
  [syn:  {pass},  {hand},  {pass  on},  {turn  over},  {give}] 
  9:  to  exert  much  effort  or  energy:  "straining  our  ears  to 
  hear."  [syn:  {strive},  {strain}] 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  REACH 
  Research  and  Educational  Applications  of  Computers  in  the  Humanities 
 
 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  REACH,  n.  The  radius  of  action  of  the  human  hand.  The  area  within 
  which  it  is  possible  (and  customary)  to  gratify  directly  the 
  propensity  to  provide. 
 
  This  is  a  truth,  as  old  as  the  hills, 
  That  life  and  experience  teach: 
  The  poor  man  suffers  that  keenest  of  ills, 
  An  impediment  of  his  reach. 
  G.J. 
 
 




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