v. i.1.To come or go near, in place or time; to draw nigh; to advance nearer.
[imp. & p. p. Approached; p. pr. & vb. n. Approaching.]
2.To draw near, in a figurative sense; to make advances; to approximate; as, he approaches to the character of the ablest statesman.
v. t.1.To bring near; to cause to draw near; to advance.
2.To come near to in place, time, or character; to draw nearer to; as, to approach the city; to approach my cabin; he approached the age of manhood.
3.(Mil.) To take approaches to.
n.1.The act of drawing near; a coming or advancing near.
A nearer approach to the human type.
- Owen.
2.A access, or opportunity of drawing near.
The approach to kings and principal persons.
- Bacon.
3.Movements to gain favor; advances.
4.A way, passage, or avenue by which a place or buildings can be approached; an access.
5.(Fort.) The advanced works, trenches, or covered roads made by besiegers in their advances toward a fortress or military post.
6.(Hort.) See Approaching.
7.(Golf) A stroke whose object is to land the ball on the putting green. It is made with an iron club.
8.(Aviation) that part of a flight during which an airplane descends toward the landing strip.
9.(Bowling) the steps taken by a bowler just before delivering the ball toward the pins.
Noun1.approach - ideas or actions intended to deal with a problem or situation; "his approach to every problem is to draw up a list of pros and cons"; "an attack on inflation"; "his plan of attack was misguided"
2.approach - the act of drawing spatially closer to something; "the hunter's approach scattered the geese"
Synonyms: coming, approaching
3.approach - a way of entering or leaving; "he took a wrong turn on the access to the bridge"
Synonyms: access
4.Approachapproach - the final path followed by an aircraft as it is landing
5.Approachapproach - the event of one object coming closer to another
Synonyms: approaching
6.approach - a tentative suggestion designed to elicit the reactions of others; "she rejected his advances"
Synonyms: feeler, overture, advance
7.approach - the temporal property of becoming nearer in time; "the approach of winter"
Synonyms: approaching, coming
8.approach - a close approximation; "the nearest approach to genius"
9.approach - a relatively short golf shot intended to put the ball onto the putting green; "he lost the hole when his approach rolled over the green"
Synonyms: approach shot
Verb1.approach - move towards; "We were approaching our destination"; "They are drawing near"; "The enemy army came nearer and nearer"
2.approach - come near or verge on, resemble, come nearer in quality, or character; "This borders on discrimination!"; "His playing approaches that of Horowitz"
Synonyms: border on
3.approach - begin to deal with; "approach a task"; "go about a difficult problem"; "approach a new project"
Synonyms: go about, set about
4.approach - come near in time; "Winter is approaching"; "approaching old age"
Synonyms: come near
5.approach - make advances to someone, usually with a proposal or suggestion; "I was approached by the President to serve as his adviser in foreign matters"
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-- Approach --
approach path
approach pattern
approach shot
approach trench
Approbate and reprobate
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