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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ap·proach, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Approached; p. pr. & vb. n. Approaching.]
 1. 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. To draw near, in a figurative sense; to make advances; to approximate; as, he approaches to the character of the ablest statesman.