Approaching
Approach 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 nearer. [1913 Webster]

Wherefore approached ye so nigh unto the city? --2 Sam. xi. 20. [1913 Webster]

But exhorting one another; and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching. --Heb. x. 25. [1913 Webster]

2. To draw near, in a figurative sense; to make advances; to approximate; as, he approaches to the character of the ablest statesman. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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