Commentary: range - the limits within which something can be effective
Range of motion was restricted.
He was beyond the reach of their fire.
The reach of her view was long enough to see the bus number clearly.
The reach of the dogs hearing was much further than mine.
WordNet 2.0 Sense Numbers: 1
Commentary: scope, range, orbit, compass, ambit - an area in which something acts or operates or has power or control
The reach of municipal legislation...
Within the reach of this article...
Within the reach of this investigation...
That is outside the reach of the law.
This is in the political reach of a world power.
Within the reach of education.
WordNet 2.0 Sense Numbers: 2 4
Commentary: stretch, reaching - the act of physically reaching out
His reach toward truth proved futile.
During her reach for the Fido she accidentally smacked George.
WordNet 2.0 Sense Numbers: 3