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approach


  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Approach  \Ap*proach"\,  n.  (Golf) 
  A  stroke  whose  object  is  to  land  the  ball  on  the  putting 
  green.  It  is  made  with  an  iron  club. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Approach  \Ap*proach"\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Approached};  p.  pr 
  &  vb  n.  {Approaching}.]  [OE.  approchen  aprochen  OF 
  approcher  LL  appropriare  fr  L.  ad  +  propiare  to  draw 
  near  prope  near.] 
  1.  To  come  or  go  near  in  place  or  time;  to  draw  nigh;  to 
  advance  nearer. 
 
  Wherefore  approached  ye  so  nigh  unto  the  city?  --2 
  Sam.  xi  20. 
 
  But  exhorting  one  another;  and  so  much  the  more  as 
  ye  see  the  day  approaching.  --Heb.  x.  25. 
 
  2.  To  draw  near  in  a  figurative  sense  to  make  advances;  to 
  approximate;  as  he  approaches  to  the  character  of  the 
  ablest  statesman. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Approach  \Ap*proach"\,  v.  t. 
  1.  To  bring  near  to  cause  to  draw  near  to  advance. 
  [Archaic]  --Boyle. 
 
  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. 
 
  He  was  an  admirable  poet,  and  thought  even  to  have 
  approached  Homer.  --Temple. 
 
  3.  (Mil.)  To  take  approaches  to 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Approach  \Ap*proach"\,  n.  [Cf.  F.  approche  See  {Approach},  v. 
  i.] 
  1.  The  act  of  drawing  near  a  coming  or  advancing  near  ``The 
  approach  of  summer.''  --Horsley. 
 
  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.  pl  Movements  to  gain  favor;  advances. 
 
  4.  A  way  passage,  or  avenue  by  which  a  place  or  buildings 
  can  be  approached;  an  access  --Macaulay. 
 
  5.  pl  (Fort.)  The  advanced  works  trenches,  or  covered  roads 
  made  by  besiegers  in  their  advances  toward  a  fortress  or 
  military  post 
 
  6.  (Hort.)  See  {Approaching}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  approach 
  n  1:  a  formulation  adopted  in  tackling  a  problem;  "his  approach 
  to  every  problem  is  to  draw  up  a  list  of  pros  and  cons" 
  [syn:  {attack},  {plan  of  attack}] 
  2:  the  act  of  drawing  spatially  closer  to  something  "the 
  hunter's  approach  scattered  the  geese"  [syn:  {approaching}, 
  {coming}] 
  3:  a  way  of  entering  or  leaving  "he  took  a  wrong  turn  on  the 
  access  to  the  bridge"  [syn:  {access}] 
  4:  the  final  path  followed  by  an  aircraft  as  it  is  landing 
  [syn:  {approach  path},  {glide  path},  {glide  slope}] 
  5:  the  event  of  one  object  coming  closer  to  another  [syn:  {approaching}] 
  6:  a  tentative  suggestion  designed  to  elicit  the  reactions  of 
  others  "she  rejected  his  advances"  [syn:  {overture},  {advance}, 
  {feeler}] 
  7:  the  temporal  property  of  becoming  nearer  in  time;  "the 
  approach  of  winter"  [syn:  {approaching},  {coming}] 
  8:  a  close  approximation;  "the  nearest  approach  to  genius" 
  9:  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"  [syn:  {approach  shot}] 
  v  1:  move  towards;  draw  closer  to  "We  were  approaching  our 
  destination";  "They  are  drawing  near";  "The  enemy  army 
  came  nearer  and  nearer"  [syn:  {near},  {come  on},  {go  up}, 
  {draw  near},  {come  near}] 
  2:  come  near  or  verge  on  resemble,  come  nearer  in  quality,  or 
  character;  "This  borders  on  discrimination!";  "His  playing 
  approaches  tht  of  Horowitz"  [syn:  {border  on}] 
  3:  begin  to  deal  with  "approach  a  task";  "go  about  a  difficult 
  problem";  "appraoch  a  new  project"  [syn:  {set  about},  {go 
  about}] 
  4:  metaphorically,  as  in  time;  "Winter  is  approaching"; 
  "approaching  old  age"  [syn:  {come  near}] 
  5:  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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