within arm's reach


within arm's reach
near enough to reach by extending one's arm

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • arm's reach — noun The area within which something may be accessed without moving. All my reference books are within arms reach …   Wiktionary

  • reach — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 distance over which you can stretch, travel, etc. ADJECTIVE ▪ long ▪ Gorillas have a very long reach. VERB + REACH ▪ have PREPOSITION …   Collocations dictionary

  • arm — 1. n. 1 each of the upper limbs of the human body from the shoulder to the hand. 2 a the forelimb of an animal. b the flexible limb of an invertebrate animal (e.g. an octopus). 3 a the sleeve of a garment. b the side part of a chair etc., used to …   Useful english dictionary

  • within his scope — within his range, in the area which he is capable of succeeding in, at arm s reach …   English contemporary dictionary

  • reach — reach1 [ ritʃ ] verb *** 1. ) transitive to arrive somewhere: We hoped to reach the camp before dark. When she reached the top of the stairs her heart was pounding. a ) transitive if something reaches someone, they receive it after it has been… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • reach — I UK [riːtʃ] / US [rɪtʃ] verb Word forms reach : present tense I/you/we/they reach he/she/it reaches present participle reaching past tense reached past participle reached *** 1) [transitive] to arrive somewhere We hoped to reach the camp before… …   English dictionary

  • reach*/*/*/ — [riːtʃ] verb I 1) [T] to arrive somewhere We hoped to reach the camp before dark.[/ex] The money should reach your bank account within three days.[/ex] See: arrive 2) [T] to get to a particular point in time, or to a particular stage in a process …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • Reach — Reach, n. 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. [1913 Webster] 2. The power of …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • reach — 1 /ri:tS/ verb 1 ARRIVE (T) to arrive at a particular place, especially when it has taken a long time or a lot of effort to get there: It was a relief to reach the safety of our home at last. | Your letter reached me yesterday. 2 WITH YOUR HAND… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • reach — reach1 W1S1 [ri:tʃ] v ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(development)¦ 2¦(rate/amount)¦ 3¦(succeed)¦ 4¦(touch)¦ 5¦(length/height)¦ 6¦(arrive)¦ 7¦(speak to somebody)¦ 8¦(be seen/heard)¦ 9¦(information)¦ 10¦(communicate)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English