1: 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" [syn: attack, plan of attack]
2: the act of drawing spatially closer to something; "the hunter's approach scattered the geese" [syn: approaching, coming]
3: a way of entering or leaving; "he took a wrong turn on the access to the bridge" [syn: access]
4: the final path followed by an aircraft as it is landing [syn: approach path, glide path, glide slope]
5: the event of one object coming closer to another [syn: approaching]
6: a tentative suggestion designed to elicit the reactions of others; "she rejected his advances" [syn: overture, advance, feeler]
7: the temporal property of becoming nearer in time; "the approach of winter" [syn: approaching, coming]
8: a close approximation; "the nearest approach to genius"
9: 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" [syn: approach shot]
1: move towards; "We were approaching our destination"; "They are drawing near"; "The enemy army came nearer and nearer" [syn: near, come on, go up, draw near, draw close, come near]
2: come near or verge on, resemble, come nearer in quality, or character; "This borders on discrimination!"; "His playing approaches that of Horowitz" [syn: border on]
3: begin to deal with; "approach a task"; "go about a difficult problem"; "approach a new project" [syn: set about, go about]
4: come near in time; "Winter is approaching"; "approaching old age" [syn: come near]
5: make advances to someone, usually with a proposal or suggestion; "I was approached by the President to serve as his adviser in foreign matters"
Adjacent words: apprenticed | apprenticeship | appressed | apprisal | apprise | apprize | appro | approach | approach path | approach pattern | approach shot | approach trench | approachability | approachable | approaching | approbate