Definition of Approach

v. i.1.To come or go near, in place or time; to draw nigh; to advance nearer.
[imp. & p. p. Approached; p. pr. & vb. n. Approaching.]
Wherefore approached ye so nigh unto the city?
- 2 Sam. xi. 20.
But exhorting one another; and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.
- Heb. x. 25.
2.To draw near, in a figurative sense; to make advances; to approximate; as, he approaches to the character of the ablest statesman.
v. t.1.To bring near; to cause to draw near; to advance.
2.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.
He was an admirable poet, and thought even to have approached Homer.
- Temple.
3.(Mil.) To take approaches to.
n.1.The act of drawing near; a coming or advancing near.
A nearer approach to the human type.
- Owen.
2.A access, or opportunity of drawing near.
The approach to kings and principal persons.
- Bacon.
3.Movements to gain favor; advances.
4.A way, passage, or avenue by which a place or buildings can be approached; an access.
5.(Fort.) The advanced works, trenches, or covered roads made by besiegers in their advances toward a fortress or military post.
6.(Hort.) See Approaching.
7.(Golf) A stroke whose object is to land the ball on the putting green. It is made with an iron club.
8.(Aviation) that part of a flight during which an airplane descends toward the landing strip.
9.(Bowling) the steps taken by a bowler just before delivering the ball toward the pins.

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