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Definition 1: the act of drawing spatially closer to something - [noun denoting act]

Samples where approaching or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the hunter's approach scattered the geese

Synonyms for approaching in the sense of this definition

(approaching is a kind of ...) the act of changing location from one place to another

"police controlled the motion of the crowd" "the movement of people from the farms to the cities" "his move put him directly in my path"

(... is a kind of approaching ) the act of approaching or entering

"he gained access to the building"

(... is a kind of approaching ) approaching a particular destination; a coming closer; a narrowing of a gap

"the ship's rapid rate of closing gave them little time to avoid a collision"

(... is a kind of approaching ) the approach to a landing field by an airplane

(... is a kind of approaching ) the approach run during which an athlete gathers speed

Definition 2: the temporal property of becoming nearer in time - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where approaching or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the approach of winter

Synonyms for approaching in the sense of this definition

(approaching is a kind of ...) the time when something happens

Definition 3: the event of one object coming closer to another - [noun denoting event]

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(approaching is a kind of ...) a natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something

Definition 4: of the relatively near future - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where approaching or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the approaching election
  • this coming Thursday
  • the forthcoming holidays
  • the upcoming spring fashions

Synonyms for approaching in the sense of this definition

(approaching is similar to ...) yet to be or coming

"some future historian will evaluate him"

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