Word of the Day: Reach (verb only)

/rēCH/, verb:

1. to stretch out or extend

Where the lion’s skin will not reach, you must patch it with the fox’s.” Plutarch, 46 CE – 120 CE

2. to touch or grasp by extending a part of the body or an object

Only a man who knows what it is like to be defeated can reach down to the bottom of his soul and come up with the extra ounce of power it takes to win when the match is even.” Muhammad Ali, 1942 –

3. to complete (an objective); to arrive at (a conclusion)

It must be borne in mind that the tragedy of life doesn’t lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goals to reach.” Benjamin E. Mays, 1894 – 1984

4. to make an impression on (someone or something)

My idea is always to reach my generation. The wise writer writes for the youth of his own generation, the critics of the next, and the schoolmasters of ever afterward.” F. Scott Fitzgerald, 1896 – 1940

(tune in tomorrow for REACH as a noun)