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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.