What does approach mean?

Definitions for approach
əˈproʊtʃap·proach

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word approach.

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.

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

Wiktionary

  1. approach(Noun)

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

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

  2. approach(Noun)

    An access, or opportunity of drawing near.

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

  3. approach(Noun)

    Movements to gain favor; advances.

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

  4. approach(Noun)

    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. approach(Noun)

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

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

  6. approach(Noun)

    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. approach(Noun)

    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. approach(Noun)

    The way an aircraft lands at an airport.

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

  9. approach(Noun)

    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. approach(Verb)

    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. approach(Verb)

    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. approach(Verb)

    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. approach(Verb)

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

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

  14. approach(Verb)

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

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

  15. approach(Verb)

    To take approaches to.

    Etymology: 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

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

  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

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

  3. Approach(verb)

    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. 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

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

  5. Approach(verb)

    to take approaches to

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

  6. Approach(verb)

    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. Approach(verb)

    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. Approach(verb)

    movements to gain favor; advances

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

  9. Approach(verb)

    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. Approach(verb)

    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. Approach(verb)

    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. Huang Qifan:

    The pandemic has exposed weak links in the old globalization model... China and other countries must rethink and readjust global industrial layout, however, the adjustment is not a total negation of globalization... such a move would be shooting ones own foot. The right approach is to open further, instead of taking a 180-degree turn.

  2. Anthony Caprio:

    These ` nothing left to do ’ conversations often frame palliative care as a way to help people die comfortably, rather than an approach to care that allows them to live with the highest quality of life for as long as possible.

  3. Nancy Messonier:

    You have to just approach people where they are and answer their questions, it's about the slow work of developing trust.

  4. Photographer Ken Hermann:

    I enjoyed this project, there's a lot of photographers going to India and then showing a poor, bad situation. ... I have a totally different approach. I want to show some more proudness and find the beauty of people.

  5. Cory Gardner:

    Since the campaign, President Trump has consistently supported states ’ rights to decide for themselves how best to approach marijuana, late Wednesday, I received acommitment fromthePresident that the Department of Justice’s rescission of the Cole memo will not impact Colorado’s legal marijuana industry.

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not transmitting or reflecting light or radiant energy; impenetrable to sight
  • A. profound
  • B. plush
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