The Reach are a villainous race of cybernetic insectoid aliens in the DC Comics universe. They are unintentionally responsible for the creation of the dynasty of super heroes known as the Blue Beetles.

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  1. The act of stretching or extending; extension; power of reaching or touching with the person, or a limb, or something held or thrown.
    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.
  3. Extent; stretch; expanse; hence, application; influence; result; scope.
  4. An exaggeration; an extension beyond evidence or normal; a stretch.
    To call George eloquent is certainly a reach.
  5. The distance a boxer's arm can extend to land a blow.
  6. 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.
  7. Any point of sail in which the wind comes from the side of a vessel, excluding close-hauled.
  8. An article to obtain an advantage.
  9. The pole or rod connecting the rear axle with the forward bolster of a wagon.
  10. An effort to vomit; a retching.


  1. To extend; to stretch; to thrust out; to put forth, as a limb, a member, something held, or the like.
  2. Hence, to deliver by stretching out a member, especially the hand; to give with the hand; to pass to another; to hand over.
  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, etc.
  4. To strike or touch with a missile.
  5. Hence, to extend an action, effort, or influence to; to penetrate to; to pierce, or cut, as far as.
  6. To extend to; to stretch out as far as; to touch by virtue of extent.
  7. To arrive at by effort of any kind; to attain to; to gain; to be advanced to.
  8. To understand; to comprehend.
  9. To overreach; to deceive.
  10. To stretch out the hand.
  11. To strain after something; to make efforts.
  12. To extend in dimension, time etc.; to stretch out continuously (, , , etc. something).
  13. To sail on the wind, as from one point of tacking to another, or with the wind nearly abeam.

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