ap·proach /əˈproʧ/ 名詞
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1. The act of drawing near; a coming or advancing near. “The approach of summer.”
A nearer approach to the human type. --Owen.
2. A access, or opportunity of drawing near.
The approach to kings and principal persons. --Bacon.
3. pl. Movements to gain favor; advances.
4. A way, passage, or avenue by which a place or buildings can be approached; an access.
5. pl. Fort. The advanced works, trenches, or covered roads made by besiegers in their advances toward a fortress or military post.
6. Hort. See Approaching.
7. Golf A stroke whose object is to land the ball on the putting green. It is made with an iron club.
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.
Ap·proach, v. t.
1. To bring near; to cause to draw near; to advance. [Archaic]
2. 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.
3. Mil. To take approaches to.
n 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
2: the act of drawing spatially closer to something; "the
hunter's approach scattered the geese" [syn: approaching,
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,
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]
v 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
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"