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noun 
  1. The act of drawing near; a coming or advancing near.
The of summer. —Horsley.
A nearer to the human type. —Owen.
  1. An access, or opportunity of drawing near.
The to kings and principal persons. —Bacon.
  1. (context, used only with the plural approaches) Movements to gain favor; advances.
  2. A way, passage, or avenue by which a place or buildings can be approached; an access. —Macaulay.
  3. A manner in which a problem is solved or policy is made.
an to gardening
  1. (context, used only in the plural, fortification) The advanced works, trenches, or covered roads made by besiegers in their advances toward a fortress or military post.
  2. (golf) A stroke whose object is to land the ball on the putting green. It is made with an iron club.
  3. The way a plane lands at an airport.
verb (approach, es)
  1. (intransitive) To come or go near, in place or time; to draw nigh; to advance nearer.
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.
  1. (intransitive) To draw near, in a figurative sense; to make advances; to approximate.
as he approaches to the character of the ablest statesman.
  1. (transitive) 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.
  1. (context, transitive, military) To take approaches to.
Etymology: From (term, approchen, lang=enm), (term, aprochen, lang=enm), (term, approcher, lang=fro), (term, appropriare, lang=la), from (term, ad, lang=la) + (term, propiare, lang=la, , to draw near, prope near).


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