Meaning of outreach in English:


Pronunciation /ˈaʊtriːtʃ/

Translate outreach into Spanish


mass noun
  • 1The extent or length of reaching out.

    ‘the loving outreach of God to the world’
    • ‘But we should be worried about this, at least if we're to be measured by our impact and outreach.’
    • ‘She's building her editorial advisory board on the same foundation, choosing as many well-respected, diverse scientists as possible so that her outreach is broad.’
    1. 1.1An organization's involvement with or influence in the community, especially in the context of religion or social welfare.
      ‘the growth of evangelistic outreach’
      • ‘outreach centres’
      • ‘This study's focus on community outreach contexts and its accompanying outcomes made social comparison processes especially salient.’
      • ‘Contact an officer or other member of your local section to explore areas of interest to you - ranging from committee involvement to community outreach programs and more.’
      • ‘In community outreach contexts, client groups are potential targets of intergroup comparison.’
      • ‘This community outreach project allowed development of confidence in working with actual patients and enhanced professionalism.’
      • ‘It included funds to be directed at additional teachers, out-of-school activities, homework clubs and community outreach activities.’
      • ‘It is also involved in education and community outreach workshops.’
      • ‘For this reason, it has convened a steering committee to organize education and outreach efforts at the state level.’
      • ‘They plan to show all the Bard's plays in York over the next 20 years, as well as start up an educational and community outreach programme of workshops.’
      • ‘It has a greater internal focus and relatively less involvement in social outreach than the others.’
      • ‘The music centre is also involved in two major outreach projects, working with more than 400 disabled people a year to help them compose and perform songs, as well as offering them the chance to make new friends and build confidence.’
      • ‘The cooperative maintains a reputation for excellent customer service and has received several recognition awards for its community outreach efforts.’
      • ‘These interviewees suggested enrollment outreach efforts at the community and state level.’
      • ‘This community outreach effort goes on informally between our scheduled interventions.’
      • ‘A spokesman for the Church Commissioners said the money saved on the salaries would be refocused into community outreach and missionary work.’
      • ‘At the same time, the National Institute on Drug Abuse has stepped up efforts aimed at education and community outreach.’
      • ‘Project ideas include educational workshops, community outreach and education opportunities, master classes, seminars and clinics.’
      • ‘Contracts may also help ensure the success of your community outreach activities, not to mention the continued success of your own business.’
      • ‘There is an interactive history and an extensive examination of Australian religious identity, practices, beliefs and organisations of outreach and welfare.’
      • ‘Hopefully, new outreach education efforts will keep things that way.’
      • ‘Mental health professionals who had established an innovative version of community outreach services after the war brought us to him.’


[with object]
  • 1Reach further than.

    ‘their pack outreached and outwitted the Welsh team’
    • ‘If you are not prepared to have someone make a comparison with other Western democracies, then, in my view, you are totally outreaching your authority in this House.’
    • ‘With Einstein's time, perhaps, that abstraction outreaches itself, in a way, and collapses back onto us, onto the earth, onto the contingencies of here and there.’
    • ‘Though many of the songs sound deceptively simple at first, a closer listen proves that the songs are lyrically brilliant, and the tunes show a maturity that far outreaches his 21 years.’
    • ‘Television brings together voice and visual images which gives it a persuasive power that outreaches radio and newspapers.’
    • ‘He is three inches taller, will be at least a stone-and-a-half heavier, and outreaches his opponent by nearly three inches.’
    • ‘Deaths from typhus and starvation outreached each other.’
    • ‘When do intellectuals outreach their knowledge base?’
    • ‘If I followed all of this, we would both be very embarrassed, me, humiliated for outreaching my position, and you, for associating with one of lower status.’
    • ‘Alas, with this I think we are back to outreaching our grasp for wisdom.’
    • ‘In conventional terms, the demand far outreaches supply; today, what modern composer of any reputation would, or even could, supply a viable full-evening ballet score?’
    • ‘In his moment, the acrobat outreaches his own skin.’
    • ‘When expectation outreaches probability, you're in trouble.’
    • ‘Yet she remains something of an enigma in that her talent far outreaches her popularity.’
    • ‘Not only was the trading system much larger than even the biggest empire, it outreached the spheres of military-political relations altogether.’
    • ‘With a jutted-out pugilist's jaw that just manages to outreach his impressive paunch, the author seems rumpled, a little silly, but defiant.’
    • ‘The problem is that the volume of information gathered today far outreaches the intelligence community's capability to process it.’
    • ‘They are an underground act with influence far outreaching their popularity.’
    • ‘In that sense, the uses of translation might be compared to the adoption of superscripts in opera, outreaching but not excluding the traditional audience of aficionados.’
    • ‘While the claims may outreach what is known, at least many in the industry recognize this.’
    • ‘He is particularly effective against linebackers, who he can typically outreach and outrun.’
    stretch out, hold out, extend, outstretch, thrust out, stick out
    1. 1.1literary no object Stretch out one's arms.
      ‘they stood with earnest eyes, and arms outreaching’
      • ‘He exited the house right behind me, his arms instantly outreaching.’
      • ‘When the two managed to walk to Adrian's front door, Adrian dropped the crate onto the floor with reluctance, heaving a few deep breaths and breathing between his legs until he saw a hand outreached to him.’
      • ‘They were filled with terror, like that of a little bunny looking upon a hawk in the sky, diving with talons outreached to grab it.’
      • ‘He was finally learning to outreach onto life and become happier because of it.’
      • ‘Giving massive strokes, I outreached my arms and kicked my legs, hoping to find someone…’
      reach out, hold out, put out, extend, outstretch, thrust out, stick out