To come or go near in place or time; draw near; advance nearer; come into presence.Figuratively, to draw near; approximate; come near in degree: with to: as, he approaches to the character of an able statesman.To bring near; advance: as, he approached his hand to the cup.To come or draw near to: as, to approach the gate.Figuratively, to come near to in quality, character, or condition; nearly equal: as, modern sculpture does not approach that of the Greeks.n. The act of drawing near; a coming or advancing near.n. Access; opportunity or liberty of drawing near; nearness: as, “the approach to kings,” Bacon.n. Nearness or close approximation in quality, likeness, or character.n. A passage or avenue by which anything is approached; any means of access or approximation.n. plural In fortification, the works thrown up by besiegers to protect themselves in their advances toward a fortress. Compare boyau.n. In golf, the play by which a player endeavors to get his ball on to the putting-green.