Educalingo cookies are used to personalize ads and get web traffic statistics. We also share information about the use of the site with our social media, advertising and analytics partners.
View details Got it
Download the app
educalingo
Search
We're approaching things quite differently this time, but it will still sound like Marilyn Manson.
Daisy Berkowitz

Meaning of "approaching" in the English dictionary

Dictionary
DICTIONARY
section

PRONUNCIATION OF APPROACHING

approaching  [əˈprəʊtʃɪŋ] play
facebooktwitterpinterestwhatsapp

GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF APPROACHING

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Approaching is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES APPROACHING MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of approaching in the English dictionary

The definition of approaching in the dictionary is coming closer in time.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH APPROACHING


antipoaching
ˌæntɪˈpəʊtʃɪŋ
catching
ˈkætʃɪŋ
Ching
tʃɪŋ
Chongqing
ˈtʃʊŋˈtʃɪŋ
coaching
ˈkəʊˌtʃɪŋ
couching
ˈkaʊtʃɪŋ
fetching
ˈfɛtʃɪŋ
hoatching
ˈhəʊtʃɪŋ
itching
ˈɪtʃɪŋ
launching
ˈlɔːntʃɪŋ
matching
ˈmætʃɪŋ
overarching
ˌəʊvərˈɑːtʃɪŋ
scratching
ˈskrætʃɪŋ
searching
ˈsɜːtʃɪŋ
slouching
ˈslaʊtʃɪŋ
stitching
ˈstɪtʃɪŋ
stretching
ˈstrɛtʃɪŋ
teaching
ˈtiːtʃɪŋ
touching
ˈtʌtʃɪŋ
unreproaching
ˌʌnrɪˈprəʊtʃɪŋ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE APPROACHING

approach
approach lights
approach march
approach path
approach road
approach shot
approach stage
approachability
approachable
approachableness
approbate
approbate and reprobate
approbation
approbative
approbatory
appropinquate
appropinquation
appropinque
appropinquity
appropriable

WORDS THAT END LIKE APPROACHING

aching
anything
bewitching
birdwatching
bitching
branching
English Language Teaching
enriching
eye-catching
far-reaching
geocaching
hatching
Kuching
penny-pinching
quenching
retching
scorching
screeching
squelching
twitching
whale watching

Synonyms and antonyms of approaching in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «APPROACHING»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «approaching» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of approaching

Translation of «approaching» into 25 languages

TRANSLATOR
online translator

TRANSLATION OF APPROACHING

Find out the translation of approaching to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of approaching from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «approaching» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

临近
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

acercarse
570 millions of speakers

English

approaching
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

تقترب
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

приближается
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

aproximando
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সমীপবর্তী
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

approchant
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Menghampiri
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Annäherung
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

近づいて
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

접근
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

nyedhaki
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

tiếp cận
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

நெருங்கி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

जवळ येत आहे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

yaklaşan
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

si avvicina
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

zbliża
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

наближається
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

se apropie
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

πλησιάζει
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

nader
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

annalkande
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

nærmer seg
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of approaching

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «APPROACHING»

The term «approaching» is very widely used and occupies the 12.956 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
0
100%
FREQUENCY
Very widely used
94
/100
The map shown above gives the frequency of use of the term «approaching» in the different countries.
Principal search tendencies and common uses of approaching
List of principal searches undertaken by users to access our English online dictionary and most widely used expressions with the word «approaching».

FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «APPROACHING» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «approaching» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «approaching» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about approaching

EXAMPLES

10 QUOTES WITH «APPROACHING»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word approaching.
1
Eric Alterman
Philosophers and theologians have argued for centuries over the morality of targeted assassinations - a technique that the Israelis use with some frequency - without ever reaching anything approaching consensus.
2
Mark Barrowcliffe
There was a time when people had the decency to wait until they were approaching 50 to have a mid-life crisis. Now it seems many thirtysomethings find themselves succumbing to existential navel-gazing.
3
Jason Bateman
If I'm enjoying something, I'd like to be able to just have it all. Frankly, that's the way I'm approaching my career now. I'm a total workaholic.
4
Antony Beevor
The temptation in any approaching crisis or conflict is, because people haven't got a clue what lies ahead, they're always searching into the past for some sort of pattern ... to galvanise the nation or their supporters and put themselves on a pedestal to sound Churchillian or Rooseveltian.
5
Marco Beltrami
When I think of Morricone, more than his using a specific instrument or a specific sound, it's his way of approaching music that sticks out.
6
Daisy Berkowitz
We're approaching things quite differently this time, but it will still sound like Marilyn Manson.
7
Corbin Bleu
I am a very open, social, friendly person, and when it comes to people approaching me and asking for an autograph, I am totally cool with doing any of that. It's a lot of fun.
8
Andrew Coyle Bradley
In approaching our subject it will be best, without attempting to shorten the path by referring to famous theories of the drama, to start directly from the facts, and to collect from them gradually an idea of Shakespearean Tragedy.
9
Brenda Brathwaite
I think games are a good medium for approaching any subject, particularly difficult ones, because by their very nature, they are abstract, invite interaction and allow us to confront and question things... particularly rules that we may blindly follow.
10
Eli Broad
To me, unconventional thinking is approaching a problem and asking, 'Why not? Why can't something be done?' If someone can't give me a good reason why you can't do something, I find a way to do it.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «APPROACHING»

Discover the use of approaching in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to approaching and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Approaching the Millennium: Essays on Angels in America
Contributors to this volume are Arnold Aronson, Art Borreca, Gregory W. Bredbeck, Michael Cadden, Nicholas de Jongh, Allen J. Frantzen, Stanton B. Garner, Deborah R. Geis, Martin Harries, Steven F. Kruger, James Miller, Framji Minwalla, ...
Deborah R. Geis, Steven F. Kruger, 1997
2
Approaching the Qurʼán: The Early Revelations
"Includes audio CD of Quran reciters"--Cover.
Michael Anthony Sells, 2007
3
Ethics: Approaching Moral Decisions
Over the years the philosophical landscape has changed somewhat, and in this new edition Arthur Holmes adjusts the argument and information throughout, completely rewriting the earlier chapter on virtue ethics and adding a new chapter on ...
Arthur F. Holmes, 2009
4
Approaching Human Geography: An Introduction to Contemporary ...
The principal chapters of the book are framed by both a preface and an epilogue, which address questions about relativism in approaching human geography, while also stressing the need for continued commitment and critical sensitivity in ...
Paul J. Cloke Chris Philo David Sadler, Professor Paul J Cloke, Professor Chris Philo, 1991
5
Approaching Ottoman History: An Introduction to the Sources
A state-of-the-art introduction to Ottoman history and sources for students embarking upon their research.
Suraiya Faroqhi, 1999
6
Approaching an Auschwitz Survivor: Holocaust Testimony and ...
This book's new, multifaceted approach toward Zippi's unique story combined with the authors' analysis of key aspects of Holocaust memory, its forms and its functions, makes it a rewarding and fascinating read.
Jurgen Matthaus, 2009
7
Approaching Death:: Improving Care at the End of Life
This volume offers a profile of when, where, and how Americans die. It examines the dimensions of caring at the end of life: Determining diagnosis and prognosis and communicating these to patient and family.
Marilyn J. Field, Christine K. Cassel, Committee on Care at the End of Life, 1997
8
Approaching the Hunger Games Trilogy: A Literary and ...
"This book addresses Suzanne Collins's work from a number of literary and cultural perspectives in an effort to better understand both its significance and appeal.
Tom Henthorne, 2012
9
Approaching Nowhere
Offering a visual critique of the American myth of upward mobility, a noted photographer offers a series of images focusing on our car-centered, paved-over society, with evocative studies of the devastated inner cities and the edges of ...
‎2006
10
Approaching Dialogue: Talk, Interaction and Contexts in ...
Stressing aspects of interaction, joint construction and cultural embeddedness, and drawing upon extensive theoretical and empirical research carried out in different traditions, this book aims at an integrating synthesis.
Per Linell, 1998

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «APPROACHING»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term approaching is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Two more storms approaching PH
MANILA - As tropical storm Egay exits, the weather bureau forecasts two more storms approaching the Philippines. By noon on Monday, Egay ... «ABS CBN News, Jul 15»
2
Dormant ALIEN SLIME LIFE frozen in approaching comet set to …
Top astrobiologists say that the approaching comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko could be loaded with slumbering alien organisms capable of ... «The Register, Jul 15»
3
Severe weather approaching central Iowa on Monday
Parts of central Iowa could see severe thunderstorms late Sunday night into Monday. Moderate to heavy rain, damaging winds and large hail ... «DesMoinesRegister.com, Jul 15»
4
Southern Maryland Film Festival approaching
The Southern Maryland Film Festival will be held in Leonardtown on Saturday, July 11th from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. More than 40 films ... «Bay Net, Jul 15»
5
Deadline Approaching for Iran Nuclear Deal
The foreign ministers of the six world powers that need to make a final decision regarding the Iranian nuclear program will be gathering ... «Novinite.com, Jul 15»
6
Tennessee Scholarship Application Deadline Quickly Approaching
The Tennessean reports that the approaching deadline has triggered "a campaign of constant communication" from officials, says Mike Krause, ... «WTVC, Jul 15»
7
'The end of a stage in my life is approaching'
Current City mayor Mauricio Macri confessed that it was odd taking part in an election as voter rather than candidate, while looking back fondly ... «Buenos Aires Herald, Jul 15»
8
MLB trade rumors: Why Mets are moving past David Wright in …
LOS ANGELES — The Mets are no longer keeping David Wright's status this year as a major consideration in approaching the trade market. «NJ.com, Jul 15»
9
Mother warns of impaired driving dangers approaching holiday …
NOBLESVILLE, Ind. – A central Indiana mother is asking everyone to make smart choices this 4th of July weekend. Pam Kelshaw lost her ... «Fox 59, Jul 15»
10
Koruna Approaching 27-Per-Euro Cap as Czech Recovery Picking Up
The koruna approached the 27-per-euro limit that the central bank pledges to defend with interventions as foreign-trade data added to signs of ... «Bloomberg, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Approaching [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/approaching>. Sep 2022 ».
Download the educalingo app
en
English dictionary
Discover all that is hidden in the words on
index
a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z