• WordNet 3.6
    • n outreach the act of reaching out "the outreach toward truth of the human spirit"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Outreach To reach beyond.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • outreach To reach or extend beyond.
    • outreach To cheat; overreach.
    • outreach To reach out; be extended or proffered.
    • n outreach Length of reach: as, an outreach of four feet; the act of reaching out.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Outreach owt-rēch′ to reach or extend beyond: to cheat or overreach.
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In literature:

And not for the world could he hurt them because of their outreaching.
"Martin Eden" by Jack London
He was the spirit of regnant labor as he stood there, his hands outreaching to rend and crush his audience.
"The Iron Heel" by Jack London
But with a quick outreaching of her hand, she drew me back.
"A Strange Disappearance" by Anna Katharine Green
To fight is useless, for I have bowmen who can shoot you down and spears that can outreach you.
"The Wanderer's Necklace" by H. Rider Haggard
They bent low intently watching each other, their great hands outreaching.
"A Man for the Ages" by Irving Bacheller
But who can tell how tenderly the same All-wise Creator treasures up every outreaching of the struggling soul!
"The Days of Mohammed" by Anna May Wilson
The strongest realization of his nature hitherto, that of the outreaching wants of others, weakened.
"Jerome, A Poor Man" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
No other hymn better expresses the outreaching of ardent faith.
"The Story of the Hymns and Tunes" by Theron Brown and Hezekiah Butterworth
They ran their quarry down in the open, and seized them with outreaching tentacles.
""Where Angels Fear to Tread" and Other Stories of the Sea" by Morgan Robertson
The great variety in the codes.+ All the topics which have been treated in this chapter are branches or outreachings of the social code.
"Folkways" by William Graham Sumner

In poetry:

Or could my gaze more tenderly entwine
Each pallid beech and silvery sycamore
Outreaching arms in patience to divine
If winter's o'er?
"Serenity" by Cale Young Rice
No distance can outreach Thine eye,
No night obscure Thy endless day;
Be this my comfort when I sigh,
Be this my safeguard when I stray.
"God near in Sorrow" by John Bowring
The very gentlest of all human natures
He joined to courage strong,
And love outreaching unto all God's creatures
With sturdy hate of wrong.
"In Remembrance Of Joseph Sturge" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Our weakness is the strength of sin,
But love must needs be stronger far,
Outreaching all and gathering in
The erring spirit and the wandering star.
"The Shadow And The Light" by John Greenleaf Whittier
O friend! no proof beyond this yearning,
This outreach of our hearts, we need;
God will not mock the hope He giveth,
No love He prompts shall vainly plead.
"To Lydia Maria Child" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Then cries of pain, and arms outreaching—
The beck grows wider and swift and deep:
Passionate words as of one beseeching—
The loud beck drowns them; we walk, and weep.
"Divided" by Jean Ingelow

In news:

Wendell Runion, International Baptist Outreach Missions Inc.
The Westminster-based outreach center, Shepherd's Staff is sponsoring its annual Call for Coats program continuing through Nov 16.
As part of a Carnegie Hall outreach program, select prisoners are playing instruments and writing songs with renowned artists.
De La Salle North student Miles Glover picks up job skills as part of the school's outreach into the business community.
State Capital Museum and Outreach Center.
Social media use has been a key component of the State Department's strategy for outreach and diplomacy under the Obama administration.
Tard Carter is Baltimore outreach worker who helps settle street disputes.
Walnut Creek event to focus on attention, outreach.
Suzanne Townsend, education and outreach associate of Seattle-based Taproot Theatre Company, said thanked Vaughn Elementary Principal Susan O'Leary this month for allowing Taproot to perform at the school.
In the world of community outreach, the Kansas City Royals were on the right track.
The Boys & Girls Club has packed the summer with activities for youth in the county, and at a very reasonable price, says Jill Oaks, outreach coordinator.
The University of California, Davis, announced Tuesday that it is launching a new institute devoted to education, research and outreach in innovation and entrepreneurship.
Johnson will kick off a new lecture series on diversity and community outreach.
In this Wednesday, Sept 8, 2010 file photo, Pastor Terry Jones of the Dove World Outreach Center speaks at a news conference in Gainesville, Fla.
Morrisville crime rate dips Larcenies go down after year of public outreach.

In science:

The 4D2U project has been a great success, par ticularly as a public-outreach tool.
AstroSim: Collaborative Visualization of an Astrophysics Simulation in Second Life
However, the project ’s original goal was to develop tools for both outreach and research. Unfor tunately, the project didn’t quite achieve the latter; researchers simply don’t use 4D2U’s visualization sof tware for their own work.
AstroSim: Collaborative Visualization of an Astrophysics Simulation in Second Life
Of particular interest is the problem of global node outreach, whereby some ma jor event happening in one part of the network has to be communicated to all other nodes.
Flooding in Weighted Random Graphs
Connell, R.S. (2009). Academic Libraries, Facebook and MySpace and Student outreach: a survey of student opinion.
In the Face (book) of Social Learning
The Local Organizing Committee (LOC) selected Snowmass, Colorado, as the site of the workshop, formulated a set of specific goals, and wrote a four-part charge for the accelerator, detectors, physics, and education and outreach components of the workshop.
Overview and Charge -- Snowmass Workshop 2005