approach: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (u-prōch'), [key]
- to come near or nearer to: The cars slowed down as they approached the intersection.
- to come near to in quality, character, time, or condition; to come within range for comparison: As a poet he hardly approaches Keats.
- to present, offer, or make a proposal or request to: to approach the president with a suggestion.
- to begin work on; set about: to approach a problem.
- to make advances to; address.
- to bring near to something.
- to come nearer; draw near: A storm is approaching.
- to come near in character, time, amount, etc.; approximate.
- the act of drawing near: the approach of a train.
- nearness or close approximation: a fair approach to accuracy.
- any means of access, as a road or ramp: the approaches to a city.
- the method used or steps taken in setting about a task, problem, etc.: His approach to any problem was to prepare an outline.
- the course to be followed by an aircraft in approaching for a landing or in joining a traffic pattern: The plane's approach to the airport was hazardous.
- Sometimes,a presentation, offer, or proposal.
- works for protecting forces in an advance against a fortified position.
- Also calleda stroke made after teeing off, by which a player attempts to get the ball onto the putting green.
- He favors a four-step approach.
- the steps taken and the manner employed in delivering the ball:He favors a four-step approach.
- the area behind the foul line, from which the ball is delivered.
- approach (Thesaurus)