Dictionary Results for approaching


1. approaching - noun

· the event of one object coming closer to another

Synonym(s): approach

Hypernym(s): movement, motion




2. approaching - noun

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

Synonym(s): approach, coming

Hypernym(s): timing




3. approaching - noun

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

Synonym(s): approach, coming

Hypernym(s): motion, movement, move




4. approach - verb

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

Synonym(s): near, come_on, go_up, draw_near, draw_close, come_near

Hypernym(s): come, come_up




5. approach - verb

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

Synonym(s): border_on

Hypernym(s): approximate, come_close




6. approach - verb

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

Synonym(s): set_about, go_about

Hypernym(s): act, move




7. approach - verb

· come near in time; "Winter is approaching"; "approaching old age"

Synonym(s): come_near

Hypernym(s): come, come_up




8. approach - verb

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

Hypernym(s): address, accost, come_up_to




9. approaching - adjective

· of the relatively near future; "the approaching election"; "this coming Thursday"; "the forthcoming holidays"; "the upcoming spring fashions"

Synonym(s): coming, forthcoming, upcoming





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