Approach Ap*proach", n. (Golf) A stroke whose object is to land the ball on the putting green. It is made with an iron club., 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. Wherefore approached ye so nigh unto the city? --2 Sam. xi. 20. But exhorting one another; and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching. --Heb. x. 25. 2. To draw near, in a figurative sense; to make advances; to approximate; as, he approaches to the character of the ablest statesman., Approach Ap*proach", v. t. 1. To bring near; to cause to draw near; to advance. [Archaic] --Boyle. 2. To come near to in place, time, or character; to draw nearer to; as, to approach the city; to approach my cabin; he approached the age of manhood. He was an admirable poet, and thought even to have approached Homer. --Temple. 3. (Mil.) To take approaches to., Approach Ap*proach", n. [Cf. F. approche. See Approach, v. i.] 1. The act of drawing near; a coming or advancing near. ``The approach of summer.' --Horsley. 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. pl. Movements to gain favor; advances. 4. A way, passage, or avenue by which a place or buildings can be approached; an access. --Macaulay. 5. pl. (Fort.) The advanced works, trenches, or covered roads made by besiegers in their advances toward a fortress or military post. 6. (Hort.) See Approaching.