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Definitions of approach

  1. To come or go near; to draw near; to approximate. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To come or cause to come near or nearer (to); make advances (to). The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  3. To bring near; to cause to draw near; to advance. Webster Dictionary DB
  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. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. To take approaches to. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. To come near to in quality, character, or condition. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. To come near to: to resemble. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  8. To draw or be near to. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  9. To come or go near, in place or time; to draw nigh; to advance nearer. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. To draw near, in a figurative sense; to make advances; to approximate; as, he approaches to the character of the ablest statesman. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. The act of drawing near; a coming or advancing near. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. A access, or opportunity of drawing near. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. Movements to gain favor; advances. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. A way, passage, or avenue by which a place or buildings can be approached; an access. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. The advanced works, trenches, or covered roads made by besiegers in their advances toward a fortress or military post. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. See Approaching. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. To draw or be near. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  18. To draw near: to approximate. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  19. come near or verge on, resemble, come nearer in quality, or character; "This borders on discrimination!"; "His playing approaches tht of Horowitz" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  20. begin to deal with; "approach a task"; "go about a difficult problem"; "appraoch a new project" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  21. To draw near; to come up to. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  22. Advances, as to friendship, etc. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  23. Works, as trenches, etc., by which besiegers approach a fortified place. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  24. a tentative suggestion designed to elicit the reactions of others; "she rejected his advances" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  25. the act of drawing spatially closer to something; "the hunter's approach scattered the geese" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  26. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  27. a close approximation; "the nearest approach to genius" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  28. the final path followed by an aircraft as it is landing Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  29. make advances to someone, usually with a proposal or suggestion; "I was approached by the President to serve as his adviser in foreign matters" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  30. come near in time; "Winter is approaching"; "approaching old age" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  31. begin to deal with; "approach a task"; "go about a difficult problem"; "approach a new project" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  32. A stroke whose object is to land the ball on the putting green. It is made with an iron club. Webster Dictionary DB
  33. Act of drawing near; access; passage or avenue; as, an approach to the city. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  34. A drawing near to: access: a path or avenue. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  35. Act of drawing near to; access. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  36. The act of approaching; a coming nearer; access. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  37. Opportunity, means, or way of approaching,. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  38. Approachness. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  39. The act of drawing or advancing near; access; an avenue. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  40. A coming or drawing near; a path or avenue. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  41. Approachable. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  42. The works thrown up by besiegers, to protect them in their advances. To graft by approach, to inarch. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

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Usage examples for approach

  1. She had heard when he had not Edward's approach around the side of the house. – Nobody's Child by Elizabeth Dejeans
  2. All was quiet till the approach of dawn. – The Conspiracy of Pontiac and the Indian War after the Conquest of Canada by Francis Parkman
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