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

  • 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.
  • transitive v. To reach beyond.

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


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

out + reach



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