Ap*proach", v. t. 1. To
bring near; to cause to draw near; to advance. [Archaic]
2. To come near to in place, time, or character; to
draw nearer to; as, to approach the city; to approach my
cabin; he approached the age of manhood.
He was an admirable poet, and thought even to have
3. (Mil.) To take approaches to.
Ap*proach", n. [Cf. F. approche. See
Approach, v. i.] 1. The act
of drawing near; a coming or advancing near. "The approach of
A nearer approach to the human type.
2. A access, or opportunity of drawing
The approach to kings and principal persons.
3. pl. Movements to gain favor;
4. A way, passage, or avenue by which a place or
buildings can be approached; an access. Macaulay.
5. pl. (Fort.) The advanced works,
trenches, or covered roads made by besiegers in their advances toward a
fortress or military post.
6. (Hort.) See Approaching.
Ap*proach", v. i. [imp. & p.
p. Approached; p. pr. & vb. n.
Approaching.] [OE. approchen, aprochen, OF.
approcher, LL. appropriare, fr. L. ad +
propiare to draw near, prope near.] 1.
To come or go near, in place or time; to draw nigh; to advance
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
Ap*proach", n. (Golf) A
stroke whose object is to land the ball on the putting green. It is
made with an iron club.