Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun approaching

3 senses of approaching

Sense 1
approach, approaching -- (the event of one object coming closer to another)
       => movement, motion -- (a natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something)

Sense 2
approach, approaching, coming -- (the temporal property of becoming nearer in time; "the approach of winter")
       => timing -- (the time when something happens)

Sense 3
approach, approaching, coming -- (the act of drawing spatially closer to something; "the hunter's approach scattered the geese")
       => motion, movement, move -- (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")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb approach

5 senses of approach

Sense 1
approach, near, come on, go up, draw near, draw close, come near -- (move towards; "We were approaching our destination"; "They are drawing near"; "The enemy army came nearer and nearer")
       => come, come up -- (move toward, travel toward something or somebody or approach something or somebody; "He came singing down the road"; "Come with me to the Casbah"; "come down here!"; "come out of the closet!"; "come into the room")

Sense 2
border on, approach -- (come near or verge on, resemble, come nearer in quality, or character; "This borders on discrimination!"; "His playing approaches that of Horowitz")
       => approximate, come close -- (be close or similar; "Her results approximate my own")

Sense 3
set about, go about, approach -- (begin to deal with; "approach a task"; "go about a difficult problem"; "approach a new project")
       => act, move -- (perform an action, or work out or perform (an action); "think before you act"; "We must move quickly"; "The governor should act on the new energy bill"; "The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel")

Sense 4
approach, come near -- (come near in time; "Winter is approaching"; "approaching old age")
       => come, come up -- (move toward, travel toward something or somebody or approach something or somebody; "He came singing down the road"; "Come with me to the Casbah"; "come down here!"; "come out of the closet!"; "come into the room")

Sense 5
approach -- (make advances to someone, usually with a proposal or suggestion; "I was approached by the President to serve as his adviser in foreign matters")
       => address, accost, come up to -- (speak to someone)

Antonyms of adj approaching

1 sense of approaching

Sense 1
approaching, coming (prenominal), forthcoming, upcoming -- (of the relatively near future; "the approaching election"; "this coming Thursday"; "the forthcoming holidays"; "the upcoming spring fashions")

INDIRECT (VIA present, future) -> past -- (earlier than the present time; no longer current; "time past"; "his youth is past"; "this past Thursday"; "the past year")
INDIRECT (VIA future, past) -> present -- (temporal sense; intermediate between past and future; now existing or happening or in consideration; "the present leader"; "articles for present use"; "the present topic"; "the present system"; "present observations")

Similarity of adj approaching

1 sense of approaching

Sense 1
approaching, coming (prenominal), forthcoming, upcoming -- (of the relatively near future; "the approaching election"; "this coming Thursday"; "the forthcoming holidays"; "the upcoming spring fashions")
       => future (vs. past) (vs. present) -- (yet to be or coming; "some future historian will evaluate him")

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