Definition of aproach
1. approach [ v ] move towards
Examples: "We were approaching our destination" "They are drawing near" "The enemy army came nearer and nearer"
(The Detroit News...)
Kimmell ordered the driver to back_up , watched the children safely across and was approaching the car when it suddenly `` took_off at high speed '' , he said , narrowly missing him .
(The Washington Post...)
As he approached the open bandstand , erected facing the South entrance to the Executive_Mansion , the band struck_up the `` Star_Spangled_Banner '' and followed it with `` Hail to the Chief '' .
(Alfred Wright, "A Duel Golfers Will Never Forget"...)
But the seven-iron shot he used to approach the green strayed into a bunker and lodged in a slight depression .
(The Christian Science Monitor...)
It was doing very_well , too , having reached the center , and was pursuing its way with commendable singleness of purpose when Mr._Podger saw hazard approaching in the shape of a flashy little sports_car .
(The Providence Journal...)
In her first song she waved away one encroaching photographer who dared approach the throne unbidden and thereafter the boys with the cameras had_to unsheathe their 300 mm. lenses and shoot at extreme range .Synonyms approach near come_on go_up draw_near come_near draw_close Related Terms come close bear_down_on edge_in drive_up push advance
2. approach [ n ] ideas or actions intended to deal with a problem or situation
Examples: "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"
(The Christian Science Monitor,...)
As_a_matter_of_fact , this latter approach has already been tried , and with pleasing results .
Some clue to the character of London 's approach in these discs may be gained immediately from the fact that ten of the 12 titles include the word `` percussion '' or `` percussive '' .
(High Fidelity, 11:10...)
Recently I was struck anew by the divergent approaches , when in the course of one afternoon and evening I listened to no fewer than ten different performances .
But the most impressive testimony to Schnabel 's distinction as a teacher is reflected by the individuality which marks each student 's approach as distinctly his own .
(Edward Austin Walton, "On Education for the Interior...)
Beyond any question of curriculum and approach to subject must be the quality of the teachers themselves .Synonyms approach attack plan_of_attack Related Terms conceptualization avenue set_about
3. approach [ v ] come near or verge on, resemble, come nearer in quality, or character
Examples: "This borders on discrimination!" "His playing approaches that of Horowitz"
(Harry H. Hull, "The Normal Forces and Their Ther...)
Mason and Taylor both show that the major_axis of the ellipsoids is at 45 ` at low rates of shear and that it approaches the direction of shear with increased rates of shear .Synonyms approach border_on Related Terms approximate converge
4. approach [ n ] the act of drawing spatially closer to something
Examples: "the hunter's approach scattered the geese"
(Jim Berry Pearson, The Maxwell Land Grant....)
Occasionally they heard gun-shot signals and a number of horsemen were sighted on the hills , disappearing at the posse 's approach .
(Robert L. Duncan, The Voice of Strangers....)
At two thirty he sent Fujimoto to the top of the wall at the northeast corner of the mission to keep_an_eye_on the ridge road and give a signal when he first glimpsed the approach of Kayabashi 's party .Synonyms approach coming approaching Related Terms motion closing landing_approach run-up access come
5. approach [ v ] metaphorically, as in time
Examples: "Winter is approaching" "approaching old age"
(Ann Hebson, The Lattimer Legend....)
He had the hardest pains of growing before him now , as he approached twelve .
(Leo Lemon, "Catch Up With" and "Something to...)
Marcellus , the hero , is beset from all sides by the problems of approaching manhood .Synonyms approach come_near Related Terms come get_on
6. approach [ v ] make advances to someone, usually with a proposal or suggestion
Examples: "I was approached by the President to serve as his adviser in foreign matters"
(Robert L. Duncan, The Voice of Strangers....)
He had already been studying the Bible ; he knew the fundamentals , and after studying with Fletcher for a time he approached Rector , announced that he wanted to be baptized and that was that .
(Evan Esar, Humorous English; a guide to comic ,...)
A politician was approached by a man seeking the office of a minor public official who had just died .Synonyms approach Related Terms address hit overture
7. approach [ v ] begin to deal with
Examples: "approach a task" "go about a difficult problem" "approach a new project"
(Tristram P. Coffin, "Folklore in the American Twentieth...)
Anthropologists , housewives , historians and such by profession , they approach their discipline as amateurs , collectors , commercial propagandists , analysts or some combination of the four .
(Clayton C. Barbeau, The Ikon....)
Now he knew that the moment illuminated by the vision on the train would have_to be approached .Synonyms approach go_about set_about Related Terms act confront
8. approach [ n ] a way of entering or leaving
Examples: "he took a wrong turn on the access to the bridge"
(Robert A. Futterman, The Future of Our Cities....)
The first superhighways - New_York 's Henry_Hudson and Chicago 's Lake_Shore , San_Francisco 's Bay_Bridge and its approaches , a good slice of the Pennsylvania_Turnpike - were built as part of the federal works_program which was going_to cure the depression .Synonyms approach access Related Terms way entrance
9. approach [ n ] the final path followed by an aircraft as it is landingSynonyms approach glide_path glide_slope approach_path Related Terms air_lane traffic_pattern
10. approach [ n ] the event of one object coming closer to anotherSynonyms approaching approach Related Terms movement
11. approach [ n ] a close approximation
Examples: "the nearest approach to genius"
12. approach [ n ] a tentative suggestion designed to elicit the reactions of others
Examples: "she rejected his advances"
13. approach [ n ] the temporal property of becoming nearer in time
Examples: "the approach of winter"
14. approach [ n ] a relatively short golf shot intended to put the ball onto the putting green
Examples: "he lost the hole when his approach rolled over the green"
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