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Princeton's WordNet

  1. approach, approachingnoun

    the event of one object coming closer to another

  2. approach, approaching, comingnoun

    the temporal property of becoming nearer in time

    "the approach of winter"

  3. approach, approaching, comingadjective

    the act of drawing spatially closer to something

    "the hunter's approach scattered the geese"

  4. approaching, coming(a), forthcoming, upcomingadjective

    of the relatively near future

    "the approaching election"; "this coming Thursday"; "the forthcoming holidays"; "the upcoming spring fashions"

Wiktionary

  1. approachingadverb

    Nearly.

  2. approachingadjective

    That approaches or approach.

    the approaching armies

Webster Dictionary

  1. Approaching

    of Approach

  2. Approachingnoun

    the act of ingrafting a sprig or shoot of one tree into another, without cutting it from the parent stock; -- called, also, inarching and grafting by approach

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of approaching in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of approaching in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of approaching in a Sentence

  1. Paul Dergarabedian:

    The success the industry has seen so far this year is great news for theaters that have spent the past two years methodically and patiently creating building blocks of normalcy, all of it was to get to something approaching a normal summer movie marketplace at the multiplex, and we may be finally getting there.

  2. Stan Wong:

    The North American markets look fatigued, and a brief pause may be in order, both the S&P 500 and the TSX have been approaching overbought conditions from a technical perspective, and we are trading at the higher end of historical valuation ranges.

  3. Paula Reed:

    We want to give the Trump administration every opportunity to come up with something, to work something out with the Russian authorities before the end of President Trump term, but President Trump term's approaching pretty quickly.

  4. Anne Frank:

    It's really a wonder that I haven't dropped all my ideals because they seem so absurd and impossible to carry out. Yet, I keep them, because in spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart. I simply can't build up my hopes on a foundation consisting of confusion, misery, and death. I see the world gradually being turned into a wilderness, I hear the ever-approaching thunder, which will destroy us too, I can feel the sufferings of millions and yet, if I look up into the heavens, I think that it will all come right, that this cruelty too will end, and that peace and tranquility will return again.

  5. Gavin Newsom:

    I think there's a way of approaching people and good people can disagree, and I maintain we are making progress and to the extent we are being heard, I believe we are.

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