Associations to the word «Approach»


APPROACH, verb. (intransitive) To come or go near, in place or time; to draw nigh; to advance nearer.
APPROACH, verb. (intransitive) (figuratively) To draw near, in a figurative sense; to make advances; to approximate.
APPROACH, verb. (transitive) To come near to in place, time, character, or value; to draw nearer to.
APPROACH, verb. To make an attempt at (solving a problem or making a policy).
APPROACH, verb. To speak to, as to make a request or ask a question.
APPROACH, verb. (transitive) (military) To take approaches to.
APPROACH, verb. To bring near; to cause to draw near.
APPROACH, noun. The act of drawing near; a coming or advancing near.
APPROACH, noun. An access, or opportunity of drawing near.
APPROACH, noun. (used only with the plural approaches) Movements to gain favor; advances.
APPROACH, noun. A way, passage, or avenue by which a place or buildings can be approached; an access.
APPROACH, noun. A manner in which a problem is solved or policy is made.
APPROACH, noun. (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.
APPROACH, noun. (golf) (tennis) An approach shot.
APPROACH, noun. The way an aircraft comes in to land at an airport.
APPROACH, noun. (bowling) The area before the lane, in which a player may stand or run up before bowling the ball.
APPROACH SHOT, noun. (golf) Any shot, normally not when teeing off, aimed to land on the green, hit for accuracy more than power.
APPROACH SHOT, noun. (tennis) A shot intended to allow the player hitting it to get to the net.
APPROACH SHOTS, noun. Plural of approach shot

Dictionary definition

APPROACH, noun. Ideas or actions intended to deal with a problem or situation; "his approach to every problem is to draw up a list of pros and cons"; "an attack on inflation"; "his plan of attack was misguided".
APPROACH, noun. The act of drawing spatially closer to something; "the hunter's approach scattered the geese".
APPROACH, noun. A way of entering or leaving; "he took a wrong turn on the access to the bridge".
APPROACH, noun. The final path followed by an aircraft as it is landing.
APPROACH, noun. The event of one object coming closer to another.
APPROACH, noun. A tentative suggestion designed to elicit the reactions of others; "she rejected his advances".
APPROACH, noun. The temporal property of becoming nearer in time; "the approach of winter".
APPROACH, noun. A close approximation; "the nearest approach to genius".
APPROACH, noun. A relatively short golf shot intended to put the ball onto the putting green; "he lost the hole when his approach rolled over the green".
APPROACH, verb. Move towards; "We were approaching our destination"; "They are drawing near"; "The enemy army came nearer and nearer".
APPROACH, verb. Come near or verge on, resemble, come nearer in quality, or character; "This borders on discrimination!"; "His playing approaches that of Horowitz".
APPROACH, verb. Begin to deal with; "approach a task"; "go about a difficult problem"; "approach a new project".
APPROACH, verb. Come near in time; "Winter is approaching"; "approaching old age".
APPROACH, verb. Make advances to someone, usually with a proposal or suggestion; "I was approached by the President to serve as his adviser in foreign matters".

Wise words

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