out·reach • n. / ˈoutˌrēch/ the extent or length of reaching out. ∎ an organization's involvement with or activity in the community, esp. in the context of social welfare: her goal is to increase educational outreach | [as adj.] Phoenix's outreach effort to educate renters and homebuyers about their rights. • v. / ˌoutˈrēch/ [tr.] reach further than. ∎ [intr.] poetic/lit. stretch out one's arms.