Definitions for approachəˈproʊtʃ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

  2. approach, approaching, coming(noun)

    the act of drawing spatially closer to something

    "the hunter's approach scattered the geese"

  3. access, approach(noun)

    a way of entering or leaving

    "he took a wrong turn on the access to the bridge"

  4. approach path, approach, glide path, glide slope(noun)

    the final path followed by an aircraft as it is landing

  5. approach, approaching(noun)

    the event of one object coming closer to another

  6. overture, advance, approach, feeler(noun)

    a tentative suggestion designed to elicit the reactions of others

    "she rejected his advances"

  7. approach, approaching, coming(noun)

    the temporal property of becoming nearer in time

    "the approach of winter"

  8. approach(noun)

    a close approximation

    "the nearest approach to genius"

  9. 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"

  10. approach, near, come on, go up, draw near, draw close, come near(verb)

    move towards

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

  11. 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"

  12. set about, go about, approach(verb)

    begin to deal with

    "approach a task"; "go about a difficult problem"; "approach a new project"

  13. approach, come near(verb)

    come near in time

    "Winter is approaching"; "approaching old age"

  14. approach(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"

GCIDE

  1. Approach(n.)

    (Aviation) that part of a flight during which an airplane descends toward the landing strip.

  2. Origin: [Cf. F. approche. See Approach, v. i.]

Wiktionary

  1. approach(Noun)

    The act of drawing near; a coming or advancing near.

  2. approach(Noun)

    An access, or opportunity of drawing near.

  3. approach(Noun)

    Movements to gain favor; advances.

  4. approach(Noun)

    A way, passage, or avenue by which a place or buildings can be approached; an access.

  5. approach(Noun)

    A manner in which a problem is solved or policy is made.

  6. approach(Noun)

    The advanced works, trenches, or covered roads made by besiegers in their advances toward a fortress or military post.

  7. approach(Noun)

    A stroke whose object is to land the ball on the putting green. It is made with an iron club.

  8. approach(Noun)

    The way an aircraft lands at an airport.

  9. approach(Noun)

    The area before the lane, in which a player may stand or run up before bowling the ball.

  10. approach(Verb)

    To come or go near, in place or time; to draw nigh; to advance nearer.

  11. approach(Verb)

    To draw near, in a figurative sense; to make advances; to approximate.

    as he approaches to the character of the ablest statesman.

  12. approach(Verb)

    To come near to in place, time, character or value; to draw nearer to.

  13. approach(Verb)

    To make an attempt at (solving a problem or making a policy).

  14. approach(Verb)

    To speak to, as to make a request or ask a question.

  15. approach(Verb)

    To take approaches to.

  16. Origin: From approchen, aprochen, aprochier, appropiare, from ad + propiare, from .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Approach(verb)

    to come or go near, in place or time; to draw nigh; to advance nearer

  2. Approach(verb)

    to draw near, in a figurative sense; to make advances; to approximate; as, he approaches to the character of the ablest statesman

  3. Approach(verb)

    to bring near; to cause to draw near; to advance

  4. Approach(verb)

    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

  5. Approach(verb)

    to take approaches to

  6. Approach(verb)

    the act of drawing near; a coming or advancing near

  7. Approach(verb)

    a access, or opportunity of drawing near

  8. Approach(verb)

    movements to gain favor; advances

  9. Approach(verb)

    a way, passage, or avenue by which a place or buildings can be approached; an access

  10. Approach(verb)

    the advanced works, trenches, or covered roads made by besiegers in their advances toward a fortress or military post

  11. Approach(verb)

    see Approaching

  12. Origin: [OE. approchen, aprochen, OF. approcher, LL. appropriare, fr. L. ad + propiare to draw near, prope near.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'approach' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #652

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'approach' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1436

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'approach' in Nouns Frequency: #221

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'approach' in Verbs Frequency: #297


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