Definitions for approachəˈproʊtʃ
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word approach
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
to come nearer to:
The car approached the curb.
to come within range for comparison:
As a poet he can't approach Keats.
to make contact with:
approached the company with an offer.
to begin work on; set about:
to approach a problem.
(v.i.)to come nearer:
A storm approaches.
(n.)an act or instance of approaching.
close approximation; nearness:
a fair approach to accuracy.
a means of access:
the approaches to a city.
the method used or steps taken in setting about a task.
the course to be followed by an aircraft in making a landing.
Origin of approach:
1275–1325; < AF, OF a(p)rocher < LL adpropiāre=ad-+propius nearer
approach, attack, plan of attack(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"
approach, approaching, coming(noun)
the act of drawing spatially closer to something
"the hunter's approach scattered the geese"
a way of entering or leaving
"he took a wrong turn on the access to the bridge"
approach path, approach, glide path, glide slope(noun)
the final path followed by an aircraft as it is landing
the event of one object coming closer to another
overture, advance, approach, feeler(noun)
a tentative suggestion designed to elicit the reactions of others
"she rejected his advances"
approach, approaching, coming(noun)
the temporal property of becoming nearer in time
"the approach of winter"
a close approximation
"the nearest approach to genius"
approach, approach shot(verb)
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"
approach, near, come on, go up, draw near, draw close, come near(verb)
"We were approaching our destination"; "They are drawing near"; "The enemy army came nearer and nearer"
border on, approach(verb)
come near or verge on, resemble, come nearer in quality, or character
"This borders on discrimination!"; "His playing approaches that of Horowitz"
set about, go about, approach(verb)
begin to deal with
"approach a task"; "go about a difficult problem"; "approach a new project"
approach, come near(verb)
come near in time
"Winter is approaching"; "approaching old age"
make advances to someone, usually with a proposal or suggestion
"I was approached by the President to serve as his adviser in foreign matters"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a way of doing sth
a new/modern approach; Take a practical approach to the problem.
the action of offering or proposing
to make an approach to the bank for financial assistance
to move closer in distance or time
She saw him approaching.; Approach the animal with caution.; The wedding was fast approaching.
to come to sb with an offer
They approached her about working for them.
to deal with sb or sth in a particular way
It depends how you approach the problem.; Try to approach customers with confidence.
to come close to in quantity or quality
wind speeds approaching 100 mph
The act of drawing near; a coming or advancing near.
An access, or opportunity of drawing near.
Movements to gain favor; advances.
A way, passage, or avenue by which a place or buildings can be approached; an access.
A manner in which a problem is solved or policy is made.
The advanced works, trenches, or covered roads made by besiegers in their advances toward a fortress or military post.
A stroke whose object is to land the ball on the putting green. It is made with an iron club.
The way an aircraft lands at an airport.
The area before the lane, in which a player may stand or run up before bowling the ball.
To come or go near, in place or time; to draw nigh; to advance nearer.
To draw near, in a figurative sense; to make advances; to approximate.
as he approaches to the character of the ablest statesman.
To come near to in place, time, character or value; to draw nearer to.
To make an attempt at (solving a problem or making a policy).
To speak to, as to make a request or ask a question.
To take approaches to.
Origin: From approchen, aprochen, aprochier, appropiare, from ad + propiare, from .
to come or go near, in place or time; to draw nigh; to advance nearer
to draw near, in a figurative sense; to make advances; to approximate; as, he approaches to the character of the ablest statesman
to bring near; to cause to draw near; to advance
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
to take approaches to
the act of drawing near; a coming or advancing near
a access, or opportunity of drawing near
movements to gain favor; advances
a way, passage, or avenue by which a place or buildings can be approached; an access
the advanced works, trenches, or covered roads made by besiegers in their advances toward a fortress or military post
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'approach' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #652
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'approach' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1436
Rank popularity for the word 'approach' in Nouns Frequency: #221
Rank popularity for the word 'approach' in Verbs Frequency: #297
Translations for approach
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
the act of coming near
The boys ran off at the approach of a policeman.
- naderkom, nader staanAfrikaans
- aproximaçãoPortuguese (BR)
- das HerannahenGerman
- ankomst; det at nærme sigDanish
- aproximación, acercamientoSpanish
- पास पहुंचनाHindi
- koma,það að e-ð nálgastIcelandic
- avvicinamento, l'avvicinarsiItalian
- ankomst, detå nærme segNorwegian
- zbliżanie sięPolish
- yaklaşma, yakına gelmeTurkish
- 靠近Chinese (Trad.)
- نزدیکی ، قربUrdu
- sự đến gầnVietnamese
- 靠近Chinese (Simp.)
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