from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To surpass (another) in reach: She had to outreach her opponent to win the fencing match.
- transitive v. To be more or greater than; exceed: Demand has outreached supply.
- intransitive v. To go too far.
- intransitive v. To reach out.
- n. The act or process of reaching out.
- n. Extent or length of reach: the vast outreach of technology; the outreach of a forest fire from mountains to suburbs.
- n. A systematic attempt to provide services beyond conventional limits, as to particular segments of a community: an educational outreach to illiterate adults.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. 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.
- n. The extent or length of something.
- v. To reach further than; to surpass or exceed; to go too far.
- v. To provide charitable services to people who would otherwise not have access to those services.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To reach beyond.
- n. The act of reaching out; an effort to build connections from one person or group to another.
- n. The extension of assistance or services to persons or groups not previously served.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To reach or extend beyond.
- To cheat; overreach.
- To reach out; be extended or proffered.
- n. Length of reach: as, an outreach of four feet; the act of reaching out.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the act of reaching out
out + reach (Wiktionary)