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Etymology

From Middle English approchen, aprochen, Old French approcher, Late Latin appropriare, from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] ad + propiare (to draw near, prope near).

Pronunciation

Verb

Infinitive
to approach

Third person singular
approach

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
es

to approach (third-person singular simple present approach, present participle es, simple past and past participle -)
  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.
  2. (intransitive) To draw near, in a figurative sense; to make advances; to approximate.
    as he approaches to the character of the ablest statesman.
  3. (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.
  4. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To take approaches to.

Translations

Noun

Singular
approach

Plural
es

approach (es)
  1. The act of drawing near; a coming or advancing near.
    The approach of summer. —Horsley.
    A nearer approach to the human type. —Owen.
  2. An access, or opportunity of drawing near.
    The approach to kings and principal persons. —Bacon.
  3. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Movements to gain favor; advances.
  4. A way, passage, or avenue by which a place or buildings can be approached; an access. —Macaulay.
  5. A manner in which a problem is solved or policy is made.
    an approach to gardening
  6. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) The advanced works, trenches, or covered roads made by besiegers in their advances toward a fortress or military post.
  7. (golf) A stroke whose object is to land the ball on the putting green. It is made with an iron club.
  8. The way a plane lands at an airport.

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