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Pronunciation:  upr'owching

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of drawing spatially closer to something; "the hunter's approach scattered the geese"
  2. [n]  the temporal property of becoming nearer in time; "the approach of winter"
  3. [n]  the event of one object coming closer to another
  4. [adj]  moving toward one
  5. [adj]  of the relatively near future; "the approaching election"; "this coming Thursday"; "the forthcoming holidays"; "the upcoming spring fashions"

APPROACHING is a 11 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: approach, approach, approach, coming, coming, coming(a), forthcoming, future, moving, oncoming, upcoming
 See Also: access, closing, closure, landing approach, motion, motion, move, movement, movement, run-up, timing



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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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