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.