Definitions for approach

Definitions for (noun) approach

Main entry: coming, approach, approaching

Definition: the act of drawing spatially closer to something

Usage: the hunter's approach scattered the geese

Main entry: approach, approach shot

Definition: a relatively short golf shot intended to put the ball onto the putting green

Usage: he lost the hole when his approach rolled over the green

Main entry: approach, attack, plan of attack

Definition: ideas or actions intended to deal with a problem or situation

Usage: 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

Main entry: access, approach

Definition: a way of entering or leaving

Usage: he took a wrong turn on the access to the bridge

Main entry: approach

Definition: a close approximation

Usage: the nearest approach to genius

Main entry: coming, approach, approaching

Definition: the temporal property of becoming nearer in time

Usage: the approach of winter

Main entry: overture, feeler, approach, advance

Definition: a tentative suggestion designed to elicit the reactions of others

Usage: she rejected his advances

Main entry: approach, approaching

Definition: the event of one object coming closer to another

Main entry: approach, approach path, glide path, glide slope

Definition: the final path followed by an aircraft as it is landing

Definitions for (verb) approach

Main entry: approach

Definition: make advances to someone, usually with a proposal or suggestion

Usage: I was approached by the President to serve as his adviser in foreign matters

Main entry: come near, approach

Definition: come near in time

Usage: Winter is approaching; approaching old age

Main entry: come near, come on, go up, near, draw close, draw near, approach

Definition: move towards

Usage: We were approaching our destination; They are drawing near; The enemy army came nearer and nearer

Main entry: set about, approach, go about

Definition: begin to deal with

Usage: approach a task; go about a difficult problem; approach a new project

Main entry: border on, approach

Definition: come near or verge on, resemble, come nearer in quality, or character

Usage: This borders on discrimination!; His playing approaches that of Horowitz

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