|1.||[ verb ] move towards|
|Synonyms:||near come_on go_up draw_near come_near draw_close|
"We were approaching our destination" "They are drawing near" "The enemy army came nearer and nearer"
|Related terms:||come close bear_down_on edge_in drive_up push advance|
|2.||[ noun ] 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"
|Related terms:||conceptualization avenue set_about|
|3.||[ verb ] come near or verge on, resemble, come nearer in quality, or character|
"This borders on discrimination!" "His playing approaches that of Horowitz"
|Related terms:||approximate converge|
|4.||[ noun ] the act of drawing spatially closer to something|
"the hunter's approach scattered the geese"
|Related terms:||motion closing landing_approach run-up access come|
|5.||[ verb ] metaphorically, as in time|
"Winter is approaching" "approaching old age"
|Related terms:||come get_on|
|6.||[ verb ] make advances to someone, usually with a proposal or suggestion|
"I was approached by the President to serve as his adviser in foreign matters"
|Related terms:||address hit overture|
|7.||[ verb ] begin to deal with|
"approach a task" "go about a difficult problem" "approach a new project"
|Related terms:||act confront|
|8.||[ noun ] a way of entering or leaving|
"he took a wrong turn on the access to the bridge"
|Related terms:||way entrance|
|9.||[ noun ] (transportation) the final path followed by an aircraft as it is landing|
|Synonyms:||glide_path glide_slope approach_path|
|Related terms:||air_lane traffic_pattern|
|10.||[ noun ] the event of one object coming closer to another|
|11.||[ noun ] a close approximation|
"the nearest approach to genius"
|Related terms:||similarity approximation border_on|
|12.||[ noun ] a tentative suggestion designed to elicit the reactions of others|
|Synonyms:||advance overture feeler|
"she rejected his advances"
|13.||[ noun ] the temporal property of becoming nearer in time|
"the approach of winter"
|Related terms:||timing come|
|14.||[ noun ] (sport,golf) 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"
|Related terms:||golf_stroke pitch chip|