Meaning of "reach" in Essential American English Dictionary


noun [ no plural ] us /ritʃ/
out of reach

too far away for someone to take hold of:

I keep the medicines up here, out of the childrens’ reach.
within reach

close enough for someone to take hold of:

The gun lay within reach.

the distance that can be traveled, especially easily:

We live within easy reach of the station.

(Definition of “reach noun” from the Webster's Essential Mini Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)