The difference between Place and Reach

When used as nouns, place means an open space, particularly a city square, market square, or courtyard, whereas reach means the act of stretching or extending.

When used as verbs, place means to put (an object or person) in a specific location, whereas reach means to extend, stretch, or thrust out (for example a limb or object held in the hand).

check bellow for the other definitions of Place and Reach

  1. Place as a noun (physical):

    An area; somewhere within an area. An open space, particularly a city square, market square, or courtyard. A group of houses. An inhabited area: a village, town, or city. Any area of the earth: a region. The area one occupies, particularly somewhere to sit. The area where one lives: one's home, formerly country estates and farms. An area of the skin. An area to urinate and defecate: an outhouse or lavatory. An area to fight: a battlefield or the contested ground in a battle.


    "They live at Westminster Place."

    "He is going back to his native place on vacation."

    "We asked the restaurant to give us a table with three places."

    "Do you want to come over to my place later?"

  2. Place as a noun:

    A location or position in space.

  3. Place as a noun:

    A particular location in a book or document, particularly the current location of a reader.

  4. Place as a noun:

    A passage or extract from a book or document.

  5. Place as a noun:

    A topic.

  6. Place as a noun:

    A frame of mind.


    "I'm in a strange place at the moment."

  7. Place as a noun:

    A chess position; a square of the chessboard.

  8. Place as a noun (social):

    A responsibility or position in an organization. A role or purpose; a station. The position of a contestant in a competition. The position of first, second, or third at the finish, especially the second position. The position as a member of a sports team.


    "It is really not my place to say what is right and wrong in this case."

    "We thought we would win but only ended up in fourth place."

    "to win a bet on a horse for place"

    "He lost his place in the national team."

  9. Place as a noun:

    A fortified position: a fortress, citadel, or walled town.

  10. Place as a noun:

    Numerically, the column counting a certain quantity.


    "three decimal places;  the hundreds place'"

  11. Place as a noun:

    Ordinal relation; position in the order of proceeding.


    "That's what I said in the first place!"

  12. Place as a noun:

    Reception; effect; implying the making room for.

  1. Place as a verb (transitive):

    To put (an object or person) in a specific location.


    "He placed the glass on the table."

  2. Place as a verb (intransitive):

    To earn a given spot in a competition. To finish second, especially of horses or dogs.


    "The Cowboys placed third in the league."

    "In the third race: Aces Up won, paying eight dollars; Blarney Stone placed, paying three dollars; and Cinnamon showed, paying five dollars."

  3. Place as a verb (transitive):

    To remember where and when (an object or person) has been previously encountered.


    "I've seen him before, but I can't quite place where."

  4. Place as a verb (transitive, in the passive):

    To achieve (a certain position, often followed by an ordinal) as in a horse race.


    "Run Ragged was placed fourth in the race."

  5. Place as a verb (transitive):

    To sing (a note) with the correct pitch.

  6. Place as a verb (transitive):

    To arrange for or to make (a bet).


    "I placed ten dollars on the Lakers beating the Bulls."

  7. Place as a verb (transitive):

    To recruit or match an appropriate person for a job.


    "They phoned hoping to place her in the management team."

  8. Place as a verb (sports, transitive):

    To place-kick (a goal).

  1. Reach as a verb (intransitive):

    To extend, stretch, or thrust out (for example a limb or object held in the hand).


    "He reached for a weapon that was on the table."

    "He reached for his shoe with his legs."

  2. Reach as a verb (transitive):

    To give to someone by stretching out a limb, especially the hand; to give with the hand; to pass to another person; to hand over.


    "to reach one a book"

  3. Reach as a verb (intransitive):

    To stretch out the hand.

  4. Reach as a verb (transitive):

    To attain or obtain by stretching forth the hand; to extend some part of the body, or something held, so as to touch, strike, grasp, etc.


    "to reach an object with the hand, or with a spear"

    "“I can't quite reach the pepper, could you pass it to me?”"

    "The gun was stored in a small box on a high closet shelf, but the boy managed to reach it by climbing on other boxes."

  5. Reach as a verb (intransitive):

    To strike or touch with a missile.


    "His bullet reached its intended target."

  6. Reach as a verb (transitive):

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

  7. Reach as a verb (transitive):

    To extend to; to stretch out as far as; to touch by virtue of extent.


    "his hand reaches the river"

    "When the forest reaches the river, you will be able to rest."

  8. Reach as a verb (transitive):

    To arrive at (a place) by effort of any kind.


    "After three years, he reached the position of manager."

    "The climbers reached the top of the mountain after a gruelling ten-day hike."

  9. Reach as a verb (transitive, figurative):

    To make contact with.


    "synonyms: contact get hold of get in touch"

    "usex I tried to reach you all day."

  10. Reach as a verb (transitive, figurative):

    To connect with (someone) on an emotional level, making them receptive of (one); to get through to (someone).


    "What will it take for me to reach him?"

  11. Reach as a verb (intransitive, India, Singapore):

    To arrive at a particular destination.

  12. Reach as a verb (transitive):

    To continue living until, or up to, a certain age.


    "usex You can only access the inheritance money when you reach the age of 25."

  13. Reach as a verb (obsolete):

    To understand; to comprehend.

  14. Reach as a verb (obsolete):

    To overreach; to deceive.


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  15. Reach as a verb:

    To strain after something; to make (sometimes futile or pretentious) efforts.


    "'Reach for your dreams."

    "usex Reach for the stars!"

  16. Reach as a verb (intransitive):

    To extend in dimension, time etc.; to stretch out continuously (, , , etc. something).

  17. Reach as a verb (nautical):

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

  18. Reach as a verb:

    To experience a vomiting reflex; to gag; to retch.

  1. Reach as a noun:

    The act of stretching or extending; extension.

  2. Reach as a noun:

    The ability to reach or touch with the person, a limb, or something held or thrown.


    "The fruit is beyond my reach."

    "to be within reach of cannon shot"

  3. Reach as a noun:

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

  4. Reach as a noun:

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

  5. Reach as a noun (informal):

    An exaggeration; an extension beyond evidence or normal; a stretch.


    "To call George eloquent is certainly a reach."

  6. Reach as a noun (boxing):

    The distance a boxer's arm can extend to land a blow.

  7. Reach as a noun:

    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.

  8. Reach as a noun (nautical):

    Any point of sail in which the wind comes from the side of a vessel, excluding close-hauled.

  9. Reach as a noun (obsolete):

    An article to obtain an advantage.

  10. Reach as a noun:

    The pole or rod connecting the rear axle with the forward bolster of a wagon.

  11. Reach as a noun:

    An effort to vomit; a retching.