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ap·proach

 (ə-prōch′)
v. ap·proached, ap·proach·ing, ap·proach·es
v.intr.
1. To come near or nearer, as in space or time: Spring approaches.
2. Sports To make an approach, as in golf.
v.tr.
1. To come or go near or nearer to: approached the tunnel.
2. To come close to, as in appearance, quality, or condition; approximate: The performance approaches perfection.
3. To make a proposal or overtures to with a specific end in view: approached the administration for a raise.
4. To begin to deal with or work on: approached the task with dread; approached the issue from a historical perspective.
n.
1. The act of approaching: the approach of night.
2. A fairly close resemblance; an approximation.
3. A way or means of reaching something; an access: an approach to the bridge.
4. The method used in dealing with or accomplishing: a logical approach to the problem.
5. An advance or overture made by one person to another.
6. Sports
a. The golf stroke following the drive from the tee with which a player tries to get the ball onto the putting green.
b. The steps taken prior to executing a competitive maneuver, as by a diver before diving forward from a springboard or by a bowler before delivering the ball.
c. The part of the area behind the foul line in a bowling alley used by a bowler in delivering the ball.

[Middle English approchen, from Old French aprochier, from Late Latin appropiāre : Latin ad-, ad- + Latin propius, nearer, comparative of prope, near; see per in Indo-European roots.]

approaching

(əˈprəʊtʃɪŋ)
adj
coming closer in time
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.approaching - the event of one object coming closer to anotherapproaching - the event of one object coming closer to another
motion, movement - a natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something
2.approaching - the temporal property of becoming nearer in timeapproaching - the temporal property of becoming nearer in time; "the approach of winter"
timing - the time when something happens
3.approaching - the act of drawing spatially closer to somethingapproaching - the act of drawing spatially closer to something; "the hunter's approach scattered the geese"
movement, move, motion - the act of changing location from one place to another; "police controlled the motion of the crowd"; "the movement of people from the farms to the cities"; "his move put him directly in my path"
access - the act of approaching or entering; "he gained access to the building"
closure, closing - approaching a particular destination; a coming closer; a narrowing of a gap; "the ship's rapid rate of closing gave them little time to avoid a collision"
landing approach - the approach to a landing field by an airplane
run-up - the approach run during which an athlete gathers speed
Adj.1.approaching - of the relatively near futureapproaching - of the relatively near future; "the approaching election"; "this coming Thursday"; "the forthcoming holidays"; "the upcoming spring fashions"
future - yet to be or coming; "some future historian will evaluate him"

approaching

adjective
In the relatively near future:
Translations
مُقْتَرِب
blížící senadcházející
foreståendekommende
közel: a közeli
aîvífandi, komandi
nadchádzajúci
yaklaşan

approaching

[əˈprəʊtʃɪŋ] ADJpróximo, venidero; [car, vehicle] → que se acerca en dirección opuesta, que viene en dirección contraria
the approaching electionslas próximas elecciones

approaching

adj attrnäher kommend; date, occasionherannahend, bevorstehend

approach

(əˈprəutʃ) verb
to come near (to). The car approached (the traffic lights) at top speed; Christmas is approaching.
noun
1. the act of coming near. The boys ran off at the approach of a policeman.
2. a road, path etc leading to a place. All the approaches to the village were blocked by fallen rock.
3. an attempt to obtain or attract a person's help, interest etc. They have made an approach to the government for help; That fellow makes approaches to (= he tries to become friendly with) every woman he meets.
apˈproachable adjective
1. friendly.
2. that can be reached. The village is not approachable by road.
apˈproaching adjective
the approaching dawn.
References in classic literature ?
Jo saw a big red headed youth approaching her corner, and fearing he meant to engage her, she slipped into a curtained recess, intending to peep and enjoy herself in peace.
With something approaching a girlhood swing to her body she walked along, but when she had got back to her chair by the window of her room and when dark- ness had come on and a girl from the hotel dining room brought her dinner on a tray, she let it grow cold.
It really was a violent storm, approaching a hurricane in force, and at one time it seemed as though the craft, having been heeled far over under a staggering wave that swept her decks, would not come back to an even keel.
The land was growing rougher; I was told that we were approaching Squaw Creek, which cut up the west half of the Shimerdas' place and made the land of little value for farming.
She felt moved to read the book in secret and solitude, though none of the others had done so,--to hide it from view at the sound of approaching footsteps.
The words were still in the mouth of the scout, when the leader of the party, whose approaching footsteps had caught the vigilant ear of the Indian, came openly into view.
Powel's and Walden's, and were approaching Cumberland mountain when this adverse fortune overtook us.
The five millionaires of Devil's Ford had just turned the corner of the straggling street, and were approaching in single file.
Silently, and rather surprised at her own compliance, Phoebe accordingly betook herself to weeding a flower-bed, but busied herself still more with cogitations respecting this young man, with whom she so unexpectedly found herself on terms approaching to familiarity.