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approaching


  3  definitions  found 
 
  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]: 
 
  Approaching  \Ap*proach"ing\,  n.  (Hort.) 
  The  act  of  ingrafting  a  sprig  or  shoot  of  one  tree  into 
  another,  without  cutting  it  from  the  parent  stock;  --  called 
  also  inarching  and  grafting  by  approach. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  approaching 
  adj  1:  moving  toward  one  [syn:  {oncoming}] 
  2:  of  the  relatively  near  future;  "the  approaching  election"; 
  "this  coming  Thursday";  "the  forthcoming  holidays";  "the 
  upcoming  spring  fashions"  [syn:  {coming(a)},  {forthcoming}, 
  {upcoming}] 
  n  1:  the  event  of  one  object  coming  closer  to  another  [syn:  {approach}] 
  2:  the  temporal  property  of  becoming  nearer  in  time;  "the 
  approach  of  winter"  [syn:  {approach},  {coming}] 
  3:  the  act  of  drawing  spatially  closer  to  something  "the 
  hunter's  approach  scattered  the  geese"  [syn:  {approach},  {coming}] 




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