Word of the Day: Reach (noun only)

/rēCH/, noun:

1. a continuous stretch or expanse, especially a portion of land or a stream

He disdains all things above his reach, and preferred all countries before his own.” Thomas Overbury, 1581 – 1613

2. an obtainable distance

Ah, but a man’s reach should exceed his grasp, or what’s a heaven for?” Robert Browning, 1812-1889

See not, my soul, the life of the immortals; but enjoy to the full the resources that are within thy reach.” Pindar, c. 518 BCE – c. 438 BCE

3. an extent or range, especially of knowledge or comprehension

Your bait of falsehood takes this carp of truth;
And thus do we of wisdom and or reach,
With windlasses and with assays of bias,
By indirections find directions out.

from Hamlet, William Shakespeare, 1564 – 1616