un·​reach·​able ˌən-ˈrē-chə-bəl How to pronounce unreachable (audio)
: incapable of being reached: such as
: impossible to get to or get at
a location unreachable by car
: impossible to contact or communicate with
was unreachable by phone
emotionally unreachable teenagers
: impossible to achieve : not attainable
an unreachable dream/goal
unreachably adverb

Examples of unreachable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Every coach and player in the league not playing in the NBA Finals is unreachable right now, so there aren't ready ways to glean their expert opinions on Griffin. Lori Nickel, Journal Sentinel, 31 May 2023 Yet in the decades that firefighting operations have been in place at the airport there have been no reported examples of fires that were unreachable or experienced longer response times as a consequence of fire tanker aircraft moving away from the field for several days each year. Eric Tegler, Forbes, 22 Mar. 2023 The site of the Big Ten title game, after all, had been unreachable during Harbaugh’s first six seasons as coach. Rainer Sabin, Detroit Free Press, 18 Aug. 2023 Nicks shared that as the wildfires were raging, her niece, niece’s husband, and child had been staying in her house and were unreachable for a time. Althea Legaspi, Rolling Stone, 13 Aug. 2023 The Hawaii toll could rise, though, as rescuers reach parts of the island that had been unreachable due to ongoing fires or obstructions. Audrey McAvoy, Chicago Tribune, 10 Aug. 2023 But the reality is that all the problems that made DTC testing so appealing still exist: Getting an appointment may take several weeks or even months, physicians may be unreachable by phone and doctor’s appointments still carry a cost burden for many patients. Sandra Scheinbaum, Forbes, 8 Mar. 2023 Citing an internal memo and anonymous former staffers, the report found that Sinema should be considered unreachable during her daily training sessions. Tori Otten, The New Republic, 15 May 2023 Scott Eisen / Getty Images Rescue crews from North Carolina, Michigan and Connecticut were among those helping to get to Vermont towns on Monday that had been unreachable since torrents of rain began belting the state, according to Mike Cannon of Vermont Urban Search and Rescue. CBS News, 11 July 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1586, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unreachable was circa 1586

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“Unreachable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unreachable. Accessed 4 Oct. 2023.

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