1. Verb.  (intransitive) To come or go near, in place or time; to draw nigh; to advance nearer.
  2. Verb.  (intransitive, figuratively) To draw near, in a figurative sense; to make advances; to approximate.
  3. Verb.  (transitive) To come near to in place, time, character(,) or value; to draw nearer to.
  4. Verb.  To make an attempt at (solving a problem or making a policy).
  5. Verb.  To speak to, as to make a request or ask a question.
  6. Verb.  (transitive, military) To take approaches to.
  7. Noun.  The act of drawing near; a coming or advancing near.
  8. Noun.  An access, or opportunity of drawing near.
  9. Noun.  (context, used only with the plural '''approaches''') Movements to gain favor; advances.
  10. Noun.  A way, passage, or avenue by which a place or buildings can be approached; an access.
  11. Noun.  A manner in which a problem is solved or policy is made.
  12. Noun.  (context, used only in the plural) The advanced works, trenches, or covered roads made by besiegers in their advances toward a fortress or military post.
  13. Noun.  (golf) A stroke whose object is to land the ball on the putting green. It is made with an iron club.
  14. Noun.  The way an aircraft lands at an airport.
  15. Noun.  (bowling) The area before the lane, in which a player may stand or run up before bowling the ball.

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