from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive verb To surpass (another) in reach.
  • intransitive verb To be more or greater than; exceed.
  • intransitive verb To go too far.
  • intransitive verb To reach out.
  • noun The act or process of reaching out.
  • noun Extent or length of reach.
  • noun A systematic attempt to provide services beyond conventional limits, as to particular segments of a community.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To reach or extend beyond.
  • To cheat; overreach.
  • To reach out; be extended or proffered.
  • noun Length of reach: as, an outreach of four feet; the act of reaching out.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To reach beyond.
  • noun The act of reaching out; an effort to build connections from one person or group to another.
  • noun The extension of assistance or services to persons or groups not previously served.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The act or practice of visiting and providing the services (of a charity or other organization) to people who might not otherwise have access to those services.
  • noun The extent or length of something.
  • verb To reach further than; to surpass or exceed; to go too far.
  • verb To provide charitable services to people who would otherwise not have access to those services.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the act of reaching out


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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