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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ap·proach·ing, n. Hort. The act of ingrafting a sprig or shoot of one tree into another, without cutting it from the parent stock; -- called, also, inarching and grafting by approach.

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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : of the relatively near future; "the approaching election";
            "this coming Thursday"; "the forthcoming holidays";
            "the upcoming spring fashions" [syn: coming(a), forthcoming,
      n 1: the event of one object coming closer to another [syn: approach]
      2: the temporal property of becoming nearer in time; "the
         approach of winter" [syn: approach, coming]
      3: the act of drawing spatially closer to something; "the
         hunter's approach scattered the geese" [syn: approach, coming]