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Overview of noun approach

The noun approach has 9 senses? (first 3 from tagged texts)
1. (29) approach, attack, plan of attack

(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")

2. (9) approach, approaching, coming

(the act of drawing spatially closer to something; "the hunter's approach scattered the geese")

3. (2) access, approach

(a way of entering or leaving; "he took a wrong turn on the access to the bridge")

4. approach path, approach, glide path, glide slope

(the final path followed by an aircraft as it is landing)

5. approach, approaching

(the event of one object coming closer to another)

6. overture, advance, approach, feeler

(a tentative suggestion designed to elicit the reactions of others; "she rejected his advances")

7. approach, approaching, coming

(the temporal property of becoming nearer in time; "the approach of winter")

8. approach

(a close approximation; "the nearest approach to genius")

9. approach, approach shot

(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")


Overview of verb approach

The verb approach has 5 senses? (first 5 from tagged texts)
1. (46) approach, near, come on, go up, draw near, draw close, come near

(move towards; "We were approaching our destination"; "They are drawing near"; "The enemy army came nearer and nearer")

2. (9) border on, approach

(come near or verge on, resemble, come nearer in quality, or character; "This borders on discrimination!"; "His playing approaches that of Horowitz")

3. (6) set about, go about, approach

(begin to deal with; "approach a task"; "go about a difficult problem"; "approach a new project")

4. (6) approach, come near

(come near in time; "Winter is approaching"; "approaching old age")

5. (6) approach

(make advances to someone, usually with a proposal or suggestion; "I was approached by the President to serve as his adviser in foreign matters")

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