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Approach

Approach

1. The act of drawing near; a coming or advancing near. The approach of summer. A nearer approach to the human type. (Owen)

2. A access, or opportunity of drawing near. The approach to kings and principal persons. (Bacon)

3. Movements to gain favor; advances.

4. A way, passage, or avenue by which a place or buildings can be approached; an access.

5. The advanced works, trenches, or covered roads made by besiegers in their advances toward a fortress or military post.

6. (Science: botany) see approaching.

Origin: cf. F. Approche. See approach.


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