1. The act of drawing near; a coming or advancing near.
  2. An access, or opportunity of drawing near.
  3. Movements to gain favor; advances.
  4. A way, passage, or avenue by which a place or buildings can be approached; an access.
  5. A manner in which a problem is solved or policy is made.
  6. The advanced works, trenches, or covered roads made by besiegers in their advances toward a fortress or military post.
  7. A stroke whose object is to land the ball on the putting green. It is made with an iron club.
  8. The way an aircraft lands at an airport.
  9. The area before the lane, in which a player may stand or run up before bowling the ball.


  1. To come or go near, in place or time; to draw nigh; to advance nearer.
  2. To draw near, in a figurative sense; to make advances; to approximate.
    as he approaches to the character of the ablest statesman.
  3. To come near to in place, time, character or value; to draw nearer to.
    He was an admirable poet, and thought even to have approached Homer. -- .
    "Would counsel please approach the bench?" asked the judge.
    to approach the city
    He approached the age of manhood.
    Don't approach that house.
  4. To make an attempt at (solving a problem or making a policy).
  5. To speak to, as to make a request or ask a question.
  6. To take approaches to.
  7. To bring near; to cause to draw near.

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