Meaning of APPROACH in English



Function: noun

Date: 15th century

1 a : an act or instance of approaching <the approach of summer> b : APPROXIMATION <in this book he makes his closest approach to greatness>

2 a : the taking of preliminary steps toward a particular purpose <experimenting with new lines of approach > b : a particular manner of taking such steps <a highly individual approach to language>

3 : a means of access : AVENUE

4 a : a golf shot from the fairway toward the green b : the steps taken by a bowler before delivering the ball also : the part of the alley behind the foul line from which the bowler delivers the ball

5 : the descent of an aircraft toward a landing place

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.