reaching

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PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈɹiːtʃɪŋ/
  • Rhymes: -iːtʃɪŋ
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Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English reching, rechyng, recchinge, rechand, from Old English *rǣċende and reċċende (reaching), from Proto-Germanic *raikijandz, present participle of *raikijaną (to stretch, reach) and Proto-Germanic *rakjandz, present participle of *rakjaną (to stretch, straighten). Equivalent to reach +‎ -ing.

VerbEdit

reaching

  1. present participle of reach
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Etymology 2Edit

From Middle English rechynge, recchinge, from Old English rǣċing (reaching, extending), equivalent to reach +‎ -ing.

NounEdit

reaching (plural reachings)

  1. The action of one who reaches; an attempt to grasp something by stretching.
  2. (nautical) Sailing on a reach, i.e. having the wind on either side and coming from an angle that is larger with respect to the bow than when sailing close-hauled.
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