What does approach mean?

Definitions for approach
əˈproʊtʃap·proach

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. approach, attack, plan of attacknoun

    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, comingnoun

    the act of drawing spatially closer to something

    "the hunter's approach scattered the geese"

  3. access, approachnoun

    a way of entering or leaving

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

  4. approach path, approach, glide path, glide slopenoun

    the final path followed by an aircraft as it is landing

  5. approach, approachingnoun

    the event of one object coming closer to another

  6. overture, advance, approach, feelernoun

    a tentative suggestion designed to elicit the reactions of others

    "she rejected his advances"

  7. approach, approaching, comingnoun

    the temporal property of becoming nearer in time

    "the approach of winter"

  8. approachnoun

    a close approximation

    "the nearest approach to genius"

  9. approach, approach shotverb

    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 nearverb

    move towards

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

  11. border on, approachverb

    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, approachverb

    begin to deal with

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

  13. approach, come nearverb

    come near in time

    "Winter is approaching"; "approaching old age"

  14. approachverb

    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. Approachnoun

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

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

Wiktionary

  1. approachnoun

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

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

  2. approachnoun

    An access, or opportunity of drawing near.

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

  3. approachnoun

    Movements to gain favor; advances.

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

  4. approachnoun

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

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

  5. approachnoun

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

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

  6. approachnoun

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

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

  7. approachnoun

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

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

  8. approachnoun

    The way an aircraft lands at an airport.

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

  9. approachnoun

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

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

  10. approachverb

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

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

  11. approachverb

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

    as he approaches to the character of the ablest statesman.

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

  12. approachverb

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

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

  13. approachverb

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

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

  14. approachverb

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

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

  15. approachverb

    To take approaches to.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Approachverb

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

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

  2. Approachverb

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

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

  3. Approachverb

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

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

  4. Approachverb

    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

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

  5. Approachverb

    to take approaches to

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

  6. Approachverb

    the act of drawing near; a coming or advancing near

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

  7. Approachverb

    a access, or opportunity of drawing near

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

  8. Approachverb

    movements to gain favor; advances

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

  9. Approachverb

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

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

  10. Approachverb

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

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

  11. Approachverb

    see Approaching

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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Approach

    ap-prōch′, v.i. to draw near: to draw nigh (of time or events): to come near in quality, condition, &c.: (arch.) to come into personal relations with a person.—v.t. to come near to: to resemble: attain to: to bring near in any sense.—n. a drawing near to in military attack, in personal relations: access: a path or avenue: approximation: (pl.) trenches, &c., by which besiegers strive to reach a fortress.—n. Approachabi′lty.—adj. Approach′able. [O. Fr. aprochier, Low L. adpropiare—L. ad, to, prope, near.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. approach

    The route by which a fortified place or military position can be approached by an attacking force.

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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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of approach in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of approach in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of approach in a Sentence

  1. James Bretzke:

    What Pope Francis can do is solidify his base among the more centrist and center-left (bishops) and make it clear that he doesn't want to punish or exclude anyone, but also make it clear that he is going to continue with this basic approach, which is pastoral outreach.

  2. Tim Walburg:

    After already experiencing an excessive lockdown for most of the year, Michigan residents hope that Governor [Gretchen] Whitmer [finally] realizes that another statewide lockdown would be devastating for Michigan’s economy, harm workers and small businesses, and prevent students from learning in the classroom, a better approach would be to direct more vaccines to Michigan, as the Biden Administration has so far refused to do.

  3. Chris Kaergard:

    I think they're more concerned with how he's doing his day-to-day job, but there's a wait and see approach to this in terms of everything that's come out.

  4. Ettore Rosato:

    There is no veto against anyone. This is not a problem of people (but) we want discontinuity of political approach compared to the past.

  5. Doug Deason:

    We think it’s really important that Donald convince Charles he’s the right guy, and for Charles to influence Donald’s policies, he (Charles Koch) indicates he’s taking a wait and see approach. He’s not completely writing if off.

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