Reach

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Reach \Reach\, noun An effort to vomit. [R.]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Reach \Reach\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Reached} (r[=e]cht) ({Raught}, the old preterit, is obsolete); p. pr. & vb. n. {Reaching}.] [OE. rechen, AS. r[=ae]can, r[=ae]cean, to extend, stretch out; akin to D. reiken, G. reichen, and possibly to AS. r[imac]ce powerful, rich, E. rich. [root]115.]

1. To extend; to stretch; to thrust out; to put forth, as a limb, a member, something held, or the like.

Her tresses yellow, and long straughten, Unto her heeles down they raughten. --Rom. of R.

Reach hither thy hand and thrust it into my side. --John xx. 27.

Fruit trees, over woody, reached too far Their pampered boughs. --Milton.

2. Hence, to deliver by stretching out a member, especially the hand; to give with the hand; to pass to another; to hand over; as, to reach one a book.

He reached me a full cup. --2 Esd. xiv. 39.

3. To attain or obtain by stretching forth the hand; to extend some part of the body, or something held by one, so as to touch, strike, grasp, or the like; as, to reach an object with the hand, or with a spear.

O patron power, . . . thy present aid afford, Than I may reach the beast. --Dryden.

4. To strike, hit, or touch with a missile; as, to reach an object with an arrow, a bullet, or a shell.

5. Hence, to extend an action, effort, or influence to; to penetrate to; to pierce, or cut, as far as.

If these examples of grown men reach not the case of children, let them examine. --Locke.

6. To extend to; to stretch out as far as; to touch by virtue of extent; as, his land reaches the river.

Thy desire . . . leads to no excess That reaches blame. --Milton.

7. To arrive at; to come to; to get as far as.

Before this letter reaches your hands. --Pope.

8. To arrive at by effort of any kind; to attain to; to gain; to be advanced to.

The best account of the appearances of nature which human penetration can reach, comes short of its reality. --Cheyne.

9. To understand; to comprehend. [Obs.]

Do what, sir? I reach you not. --Beau. & Fl.

10. To overreach; to deceive. [Obs.] --South.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Reach \Reach\ (r[=e]ch), verb (used without an object) To retch. --Cheyne.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Reach \Reach\, noun

1. The act of stretching or extending; extension; power of reaching or touching with the person, or a limb, or something held or thrown; as, the fruit is beyond my reach; to be within reach of cannon shot.

2. The power of stretching out or extending action, influence, or the like; power of attainment or management; extent of force or capacity.

Drawn by others who had deeper reaches than themselves to matters which they least intended. --Hayward.

Be sure yourself and your own reach to know. --Pope.

3. Extent; stretch; expanse; hence, application; influence; result; scope.

And on the left hand, hell, With long reach, interposed. --Milton.

I am to pray you not to strain my speech To grosser issues, nor to larger reach Than to suspicion. --Shak.

4. An extended portion of land or water; a stretch; a straight portion of a stream or river, as from one turn to another; a level stretch, as between locks in a canal; an arm of the sea extending up into the land. "The river's wooded reach." --Tennyson.

The coast . . . is very full of creeks and reaches. --Holland.

5. An artifice to obtain an advantage.

The Duke of Parma had particular reaches and ends of his own underhand to cross the design. --Bacon.

6. The pole or rod which connects the hind axle with the forward bolster of a wagon.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Reach \Reach\, verb (used without an object)

1. To stretch out the hand.

Goddess humane, reach, then, and freely taste! --Milton.

2. To strain after something; to make efforts.

Reaching above our nature does no good. --Dryden.

3. To extend in dimension, time, amount, action, influence, etc., so as to touch, attain to, or be equal to, something.

And behold, a ladder set upon the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven. --Gen. xxviii. 12.

The new world reaches quite across the torrid zone. --Boyle.

4. (Naut.) To sail on the wind, as from one point of tacking to another, or with the wind nearly abeam.

{To reach after} or {To reach for} or {To reach at}, to make efforts to attain to or obtain.

He would be in the posture of the mind reaching after a positive idea of infinity. --Locke.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Retch \Retch\ (r[e^]ch or r[=e]ch; 277), verb (used without an object) [imp. & p. p. {Retched} (r[e^]cht); p. pr. & vb. n. {Retching}.] [AS. hr[ae]can to clear the throat, hawk, fr. hraca throat; akin to G. rachen, and perhaps to E. rack neck.] To make an effort to vomit; to strain, as in vomiting. [Written also {reach}.]

Beloved Julia, hear me still beseeching! (Here he grew inarticulate with retching.) --Byron.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

reach

noun

1: the limits within which something can be effective; "range of motion"; "he was beyond the reach of their fire" [syn: {range}, {reach}]

2: an area in which something acts or operates or has power or control: "the range of a supersonic jet"; "a piano has a greater range than the human voice"; "the ambit of municipal legislation"; "within the compass of this article"; "within the scope of an investigation"; "outside the reach of the law"; "in the political orbit of a world power" [syn: {scope}, {range}, {reach}, {orbit}, {compass}, {ambit}]

3: the act of physically reaching or thrusting out [syn: {reach}, {reaching}, {stretch}]

4: the limit of capability; "within the compass of education" [syn: {compass}, {range}, {reach}, {grasp}]

verb

1: reach a destination, either real or abstract; "We hit Detroit by noon"; "The water reached the doorstep"; "We barely made it to the finish line"; "I have to hit the MAC machine before the weekend starts" [syn: {reach}, {make}, {attain}, {hit}, {arrive at}, {gain}]

2: reach a point in time, or a certain state or level; "The thermometer hit 100 degrees"; "This car can reach a speed of 140 miles per hour" [syn: {reach}, {hit}, {attain}]

3: move forward or upward in order to touch; also in a metaphorical sense; "Government reaches out to the people" [syn: {reach}, {reach out}]

4: be in or establish communication with; "Our advertisements reach millions"; "He never contacted his children after he emigrated to Australia" [syn: {reach}, {get through}, {get hold of}, {contact}]

5: to gain with effort; "she achieved her goal despite setbacks" [syn: {achieve}, {accomplish}, {attain}, {reach}]

6: to extend as far as; "The sunlight reached the wall"; "Can he reach?" "The chair must not touch the wall" [syn: {reach}, {extend to}, {touch}]

7: reach a goal, e.g., "make the first team"; "We made it!"; "She may not make the grade" [syn: {reach}, {make}, {get to}, {progress to}]

8: place into the hands or custody of; "hand me the spoon, please"; "Turn the files over to me, please"; "He turned over the prisoner to his lawyers" [syn: {pass}, {hand}, {reach}, {pass on}, {turn over}, {give}]

9: to exert much effort or energy; "straining our ears to hear" [syn: {strive}, {reach}, {strain}]

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My dream this morning. (2015-08-04: Approximately Noon Pacific Daylight Time)

I had an interesting dream today (Tuesday) around noon. I was sleeping in bed since 5 p.m. on Monday, the previous day. I went to bed around 1:30 a.m. Monday morning, but unfortunately, I failed to fall asleep. I remained alert in bed trying to fall asleep until 5 p.m. that day, when I finally fell alseep and slept until around 12:15 p.m. today, which is why I guess the dream happened around noon.

This morning I had totally awesome higher power superpower dreams.

It started off at Mizar Place where I was in a really weird altered state and my brother and Dad didn't trust me with anything dangerous. While in my altered state, I tried to explain to them that I knew what danger was. I used the stove as an example. I explained that the burner was hot and the pilot light had to stay lit or otherwise gas would escape and catch fire.

It was nighttime. I was standing in the kitchen. They were in the dining room.

Then there was a super loud arcing noise coming from what sounded like miles away. Just super loud electrical sparking type noise. So Dad and I went to investigate. We drove several blocks and about half a mile through residential neighborhoods until we found a military zone full of security guards, then we found the source of the noise.

There was a huge gigantic antenna about 300 feet tall that had been built behind the backyard of a house in the grass of the elementary school schoolyard. Somehow then we were behind the house in the schoolyard, close enough to see the flashes of light coming from inside the house and that the sparks were being channeled through a ducting system that was connected to an amplifier unit and broadcast in all directions through some kind of ultra, ultra loud and elaborate public address system in the schoolyard, as well as through the radio antenna.

There was a military cop that greeted us. Dad had a black Colt .45 semi-automatic pistol and I had a small silver-colored .22 semi-automatic pistol with a wooden grip. The cop asked us if we had permits for the guns. Dad said he did but that I didn't. The MP asked for my gun. I handed it to him without resistance, but felt really stupid after the fact because I gave it to him barrel first - unfortunately pointed in his general direction. He took it without incident, but I felt embarrassed for not pointing the barrel toward the ground in the process.

Then we tried to figure out what the gigantic antenna was for. Dad guessed that it was classified but he said he thought it had something to do with extending the range of antennas at Vandenberg Air Force Base.

Then we drove to Vandenberg and when we arrived it was suddenly daytime. It was clear that there was something big going on. There were all kinds of advanced aircraft flying around really low to the ground.

Dad and I and my brother and one of his friends were in a van. We saw a helicopter-like aircraft fly really low by us and we could see the pilot through the windows. It was a really beautiful woman with medium length blonde hair. She wasn't wearing a helmet.

Then all of sudden, the beautiful woman was in the van with us. She explained that she was able to sneak up on us without a sound and enter the van without even opening the door. She explained that they had advanced nanotechnology and the ability to move and reassemble atoms very quickly.

Then she took us to a place where there were spaceships from aliens and they said that we were selected as part of a small group of people that would now go with the aliens. She took us inside one of the alien spaceships.

The inside of the spaceship took us to another world that was filled with ancient hieroglyphics and giant aliens.

They explained that they had been looking for a human god to control the spaceship, and I naturally didn't want the job because I had so many flaws and limitations. Then they took me to the alien god who was in charge of the spaceship. He said, "This is for you and your list of limitations."

I was trying to explain to Dad that they had advanced nanotechnology and that they could do anything to us and then return us to perfect health. I tried to explain that there was nothing to fear because we had already been scanned.

Then we were in a giant building that went on forever and it was filled with sleeping mummies that were starting to come back to life in perfect health. I remember saying that I would like to be the walls and floor of that building.

Suddenly all the walls to the whole building turned into solid gold, and all the floors turned into gold colored marble with an interesting continuous grain. It was all beautiful.

Then the aliens started demonstrating that they could kill us and revive us to perfect health, even better than we were before.

Then things started attacking us. There was some kind of dog like creature running towards me. I just stood there waiting to see what would happen, knowing that I would be fine. Then a group of four aliens were coming towards me. Again, I stood my ground and didn't run.

They attacked me and did some damage then quickly called off their attack and walked away peacefully, and I was repaired to full health.

A bunch of stuff happened that is escaping my memory, but the last words of the dream were from the inside of a golden palace and the leader of the aliens said to me, "You're immortal soul is with us, the angels."

Then I woke up.

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