Definitions of approach

  1. To come or go near; to draw near; to approximate.
  2. To come or cause to come near or nearer ( to); make advances ( to).
  3. To bring near; to cause to draw near; to advance.
  4. 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.
  5. To take approaches to.
  6. To come near to in quality, character, or condition.
  7. To come near to: to resemble.
  8. To draw or be near to.
  9. To come or go near, in place or time; to draw nigh; to advance nearer.
  10. To draw near, in a figurative sense; to make advances; to approximate; as, he approaches to the character of the ablest statesman.
  11. The act of drawing near; a coming or advancing near.
  12. A access, or opportunity of drawing near.
  13. Movements to gain favor; advances.
  14. A way, passage, or avenue by which a place or buildings can be approached; an access.
  15. The advanced works, trenches, or covered roads made by besiegers in their advances toward a fortress or military post.
  16. See Approaching.
  17. To draw or be near.
  18. To draw near: to approximate.
  19. come near or verge on, resemble, come nearer in quality, or character; " This borders on discrimination!"; " His playing approaches tht of Horowitz"
  20. begin to deal with; " approach a task"; " go about a difficult problem"; " appraoch a new project"
  21. To draw near; to come up to.
  22. Advances, as to friendship, etc.
  23. Works, as trenches, etc., by which besiegers approach a fortified place.
  24. the act of drawing spatially closer to something; " the hunter's approach scattered the geese"
  25. 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"
  26. a close approximation; " the nearest approach to genius"
  27. the final path followed by an aircraft as it is landing
  28. make advances to someone, usually with a proposal or suggestion; " I was approached by the President to serve as his adviser in foreign matters"
  29. come near in time; " Winter is approaching"; " approaching old age"
  30. begin to deal with; " approach a task"; " go about a difficult problem"; " approach a new project"
  31. A stroke whose object is to land the ball on the putting green. It is made with an iron club.
  32. Act of drawing near; access; passage or avenue; as, an approach to the city.
  33. A drawing near to: access: a path or avenue.
  34. Act of drawing near to; access.
  35. The act of approaching; a coming nearer; access.
  36. Opportunity, means, or way of approaching,.
  37. Approachness.
  38. The act of drawing or advancing near; access; an avenue.
  39. A coming or drawing near; a path or avenue.
  40. Approachable.
  41. The works thrown up by besiegers, to protect them in their advances. To graft by approach, to inarch.
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