Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Beyond reach; unattainable; lofty.
  • Having no reach: applied to a vehicle from which are omitted the tension-members under the body which keep the front and rear axles at a fixed distance from each Other.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Being beyond reach; lofty.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Beyond reach; unattainable; lofty.

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From reach +‎ -less.

Examples

  • And this is more to be noted, that when one of late fell by God's providence into a troubled conscience, after he had considered well of his reachless life and dangerous estate, another, thinking belike to change his colour and not his mind, carried him straight away to the strongest ale, as to the next physician.

    Chronicle and Romance (The Harvard Classics Series)

  • The thing was a miracle -- the blazing achievement of a reachless ideal.

    Jonah and Co.

  • And this is more to be noted, that when one of late fell by God’s providence into a troubled conscience, after he had considered well of his reachless life and dangerous estate, another, thinking belike to change his colour and not his mind, carried him straight away to the strongest ale, as to the next physician.

    Of Fairs and Markets. Chapter IV. [1577, Book II., Chapter 2; 1587, Book II., Chapter 18

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