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Approaching Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    approaching adj : of the relatively near future; "the approaching election"; "this coming Thursday"; "the forthcoming holidays"; "the upcoming spring fashions" [syn: coming(a), forthcoming, upcoming] n
  1. the event of one object coming closer to another [syn: approach]
  2. the temporal property of becoming nearer in time; "the approach of winter" [syn: approach, coming]
  3. the act of drawing spatially closer to something; "the hunter's approach scattered the geese" [syn: approach, coming]
Approaching Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    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.
Approaching Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Approaching \Ap*proach"ing\, n. (Hort.) The act of ingrafting a sprig or shoot of one tree into another, without cutting it from the parent stock; -- called, also, inarching and grafting by approach.
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'Approaching' in famous quotation sentence


* Their understanding Begins to swell and the approaching tide Will shortly fill the reasonable shores That now lie foul and muddy. - William Shakespeare

* One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one's work is terribly important. - Bertrand Russell

* It is fast approaching the point where I don't want to elect anyone stupid enough to want the job. - Erma Bombeck


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  • September call-ups: Previewing who Colorado will promote next week
    Sept. 1 is quickly approaching and the Rockies will have some decisions to make about who to call up to the Show. For one month only, as some teams enter the home stretch of a division or wild card race and others play out the string, MLB allows the use of the entire 40-man roster in its games, provided that teams want to activate all 40 players. Read more on this news related to 'Approaching'
  • NHC says 60 percent chance of cyclone for storm approaching Leeward Islands
    (Reuters) - A small low-pressure area approaching the Leeward Islands has a 60 percent chance of becoming a tropical cyclone in the next 48 hours, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Thursday. "Environmental conditions are expected to be conducive for some development during the next day or so, and a tropical depression or tropical storm could st Read more on this news related to 'Approaching'
  • Must-know: A period of rate normalization is approaching
    With the Fed likely to begin raising rates in the first half of 2015, you may be wondering how to position your portfolio for the coming period of rate normalization. Read more on this news related to 'Approaching'

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