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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words [1]

1: Ἀκολουθέω (Strong'S #190 — Verb — akoloutheo — ak-ol-oo-theh'-o )

"to follow," is translated "have reached," in  Revelation 18:5 , of the sins of Babylon. Some mss. have the verb kollaomai, "to cleave together," RV, marg.; see Follow.

2: Ὀρέγω (Strong'S #3713 — Verb — orego — or-eg'-om-ahee )

"to reach or stretch out," is rendered "reached after" in  1—Timothy 6:10 , RV; see Desire , B, No. 5.

3: Φέρω (Strong'S #5342 — verb — phero — fer'-o )

"to bear, carry," is used of "reaching" forth the hand in  John 20:27 (twice). See Bear , No. 2.

4: Ἐφικνέομαι (Strong'S #2185 — Verb — ephikneomai — ef-ik-neh'-om-ahee )

"to come to, reach," is used in  2—Corinthians 10:13,14 .

5: Καταντάω (Strong'S #2658 — Verb — katantao — kat-an-tah'-o )

"to come to a place," is translated "reach" in  Acts 27:12 , RV (AV, "attain to"). See Come , No. 28.

 Philippians 3:13

King James Dictionary [2]

REACH, Raught, the ancient preterit, is obsolete. The verb is now regular pp. reached. L. rego, to rule or govern, to make right or straight, that is, to strain or stretch, the radical sense. The English sense of reach appears in L. porrigo and porricio. Greek, to reach, to stretch, the radical sense of desiring. L. fragro. But the primary sense is the same, to reach, to extend, to shoot forth, to urge.

1. To extend to stretch in a general sense sometimes followed by out and forth as, to reach out the arm. Hence, 2. To extend to to touch by extending either the arm alone, or with an instrument in the hand as, to reach a book on the shelf I cannot reach the object with my cane the seaman reaches the bottom of the river with a pole or a line. 3. To strike from a distance.

O patron power, thy present aid afford, that I may reach the beast.

4. To deliver with the hand by extending the arm to hand. He reached to me an orange.

He reached me a full cup.

5. To extend or stretch from a distance.

Reach hither thy finger - reach hither thy hand.  John 20 .

6. To arrive at to come to. The ship reached her port in safety. We reached New York on Thursday. The letter reached me at seven o'clock. 7. To attain to or arrive at, by effort, labor or study hence, to gain or obtain. Every artist should attempt to reach the point of excellence.

The best accounts of the appearances of nature which human penetration can reach, come short of its reality.

8. To penetrate to.

Whatever alterations are made in the body, if they reach not the mind, there is no perception.

9. To extend to so as to include or comprehend in fact or principle.

The law reached the intention of the promoters, and this act fixed the natural price of money.

If these examples of grown men reach not the case of children, let them examine.

10. To extend to.

Thy desire leads to no excess that reaches blame.

11. To extend to spread abroad.

Trees reach'd too far their pampered boughs.

12. To take with the hand.

Lest therefore now his bolder hand reach also of the tree of life and eat. Unusual.

13. To overreach to deceive.


1. To be extended.

The new world reaches quite across the torrid zone.

The border shall descend, and shall reach to the side of the sea of Chinnereth eastward.  Numbers 34 .

And behold, a ladder set on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven.  Genesis 28 .

2. To penetrate.

Ye have slain them in a rage that reacheth to heaven.  2 Chronicles 28 .

3. To make efforts to vomit. See Retch.

To reach after, to make efforts to attain to or obtain.

He would be in a posture of mind, reaching after a positive idea of infinity.


1. In a general sense, extension a stretching extent. 2. The power of extending to, or of taking by the hand, or by any instrument managed by the hand. The book is not within my reach. The bottom of the sea is not within the reach of a line or cable. 3. Power of attainment or management, or the limit of power, physical or moral. He used all the means within his reach. The causes of phenomena are often beyond the reach of human intellect.

Be sure yourself and your own reach to know.

4. Effort of the mind in contrivance or research contrivance scheme.

- Drawn by others who had deeper reaches than themselves to matters which they least intended.

5. A fetch an artifice to obtain an advantage.

The duke of Parma had particular reaches and ends of his own underhand, to cross the design.

6. Tendency to distant consequences.

Strain not my speech to grosser issues, nor to larger reach than to suspicion.

7. Extent.

And on the left hand, hell with long reach interpos'd.

8. Among seamen, the distance between two points on the banks of a river, in which the current flows in a straight course. 9. An effort to vomit.

Webster's Dictionary [3]

(1): ( n.) The power of stretching out or extending action, influence, or the like; power of attainment or management; extent of force or capacity.

(2): ( n.) 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.

(3): ( v. i.) To sail on the wind, as from one point of tacking to another, or with the wind nearly abeam.

(4): ( v. i.) To extend in dimension, time, amount, action, influence, etc., so as to touch, attain to, or be equal to, something.

(5): ( v. i.) To strain after something; to make efforts.

(6): ( v. i.) To stretch out the hand.

(7): ( v. t.) To overreach; to deceive.

(8): ( v. t.) To understand; to comprehend.

(9): ( v. t.) To arrive at by effort of any kind; to attain to; to gain; to be advanced to.

(10): ( v. t.) To arrive at; to come to; to get as far as.

(11): ( n.) The pole or rod which connects the hind axle with the forward bolster of a wagon.

(12): ( v. t.) Hence, to extend an action, effort, or influence to; to penetrate to; to pierce, or cut, as far as.

(13): ( v. t.) To strike, hit, or touch with a missile; as, to reach an object with an arrow, a bullet, or a shell.

(14): ( v. t.) To attain or obtain by stretching forth the hand; to 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.

(15): ( v. t.) 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.

(16): ( v. t.) To extend; to stretch; to thrust out; to put forth, as a limb, a member, something held, or the like.

(17): ( n.) An artifice to obtain an advantage.

(18): ( n.) 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.

(19): ( n.) An effort to vomit.

(20): ( v. i.) To retch.

(21): ( n.) Extent; stretch; expanse; hence, application; influence; result; scope.

(22): ( v. t.) To extend to; to stretch out as far as; to touch by virtue of extent; as, his land reaches the river.