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approaching

 
Adjective approaching has 1 sense
  1. approaching, coming, forthcoming, upcoming - of the relatively near future; "the approaching election"; "this coming Thursday"; "the forthcoming holidays"; "the upcoming spring fashions"
    Antonym: past (indirect, via present, future)
    Antonym: present (indirect, via future, past)
Noun approaching has 3 senses
  1. approach, approaching - the event of one object coming closer to another
    --1 is a kind of movement, motion
  2. approach, approaching, coming - the temporal property of becoming nearer in time; "the approach of winter"
    --2 is a kind of timing
  3. approach, approaching, coming - the act of drawing spatially closer to something; "the hunter's approach scattered the geese"
    --3 is a kind of motion, movement, move
    --3 has particulars: access; closing, closure; landing approach; run-up
Verb approach has 5 senses
  1. 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"
    --1 is one way to come, come up
    Derived forms: noun approach5, noun approach2
    Sample sentence:
    Sam and Sue approach
  2. 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"
    --2 is one way to approximate, come close
    Derived form: noun approach8
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s something
  3. set about, go about, approach - begin to deal with; "approach a task"; "go about a difficult problem"; "approach a new project"
    --3 is one way to act, move
    Derived form: noun approach1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s VERB-ing
  4. approach, come near - come near in time; "Winter is approaching"; "approaching old age"
    --4 is one way to come, come up
    Derived form: noun approach7
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
  5. 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"
    --5 is one way to
    address, accost, come up to
    Derived form: noun approach6
    Sample sentence:
    They approach him to write the letter
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