reach a point in time, or a certain state or level;
reach a destination, either real or abstract;
find unexpectedly; "the archeologists chanced upon an old tomb"; "she struck a goldmine"; "The hikers finally struck the main path to the lake"
to gain with effort;
be in or establish communication with;
close interaction; "they kept in daily contact"; "they claimed that they had been in contact with extraterrestrial beings"
be in direct physical contact with; make contact; "The two buildings touch"; "Their hands touched"; "The wire must not contact the metal cover"; "The surfaces contact at this point"
the act of touching physically; "her fingers came in contact with the light switch"
(electronics) a junction where things (as two electrical conductors) touch or are in physical contact; "they forget to solder the contacts"
a thin curved glass or plastic lens designed to fit over the cornea in order to correct vision or to deliver medication
a channel for communication between groups; "he provided a liaison with the guerrillas"
a communicative interaction; "the pilot made contact with the base"; "he got in touch with his colleagues"
the physical coming together of two or
the act of grasping; "he released his clasp on my arm"; "he has a strong grip for an old man"; "she kept a firm hold on the railing"
an intellectual hold or understanding; "a good grip on French history"; "they kept a firm grip on the two top priorities"; "he was in the grip of a powerful emotion"; "a terrible power had her in its grasp"
the limit of capability;
understanding of the nature or meaning or quality or magnitude of something; "he has a good grasp of accounting practices"
get the meaning of something; "Do you comprehend the meaning of this letter?"
two items of the same kind
the complete duration of something; "the job was finished in the span of an hour"
the act of sitting or standing astride
a structure that allows people or vehicles to cross an obstacle such as a river or canal or railway etc.
the distance or interval between two points
to cover or extend over an area or time period; "Rivers traverse the valley floor", "The parking lot spans 3 acres"; "The novel spans three centuries"
a unit of length based on the width of the expanded human hand (usually taken as 9 inches)