approaching

Is approaching a Scrabble word? YES

Is approaching a Words With Friends word? YES


The word APPROACHING is worth 21 points in Scrabble and 25 points in Words with Friends

There are 11 letters in the word APPROACHING

3 Definitions  for the word approaching:

adj - of the relatively near future, "the approaching election", "this coming Thursday", "the forthcoming holidays", "the upcoming spring fashions"

GCIDE Definitions - APPROACH

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.
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Wherefore approached ye so nigh unto the city? 2 Sam. xi. 20.
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But exhorting one another; and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching. Heb. x. 25.
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2. To draw near, in a figurative sense; to make advances; to approximate; as, he approaches to the character of the ablest statesman.
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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.
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Wherefore approached ye so nigh unto the city? 2 Sam. xi. 20.
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But exhorting one another; and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching. Heb. x. 25.
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2. To draw near, in a figurative sense; to make advances; to approximate; as, he approaches to the character of the ablest statesman.
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Approach
Ap*proach", n. [Cf. F. approche. See Approach, v. i.] 1. The act of drawing near; a coming or advancing near. approach of summer. Horsley.
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A nearer approach to the human type. Owen.
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2. A access, or opportunity of drawing near.
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The approach to kings and principal persons. Bacon.
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3. pl. Movements to gain favor; advances.
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4. A way, passage, or avenue by which a place or buildings can be approached; an access. Macaulay.
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5. pl. (Fort.) The advanced works, trenches, or covered roads made by besiegers in their advances toward a fortress or military post.
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6. (Hort.) See Approaching.
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7. (Golf) A stroke whose object is to land the ball on the putting green. It is made with an iron club.
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8. (Aviation) that part of a flight during which an airplane descends toward the landing strip.
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9. (Bowling) the steps taken by a bowler just before delivering the ball toward the pins.
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Approach
Ap*proach", n. [Cf. F. approche. See Approach, v. i.] 1. The act of drawing near; a coming or advancing near. approach of summer. Horsley.
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A nearer approach to the human type. Owen.
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2. A access, or opportunity of drawing near.
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The approach to kings and principal persons. Bacon.
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3. pl. Movements to gain favor; advances.
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4. A way, passage, or avenue by which a place or buildings can be approached; an access. Macaulay.
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5. pl. (Fort.) The advanced works, trenches, or covered roads made by besiegers in their advances toward a fortress or military post.
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6. (Hort.) See Approaching.
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7. (Golf) A stroke whose object is to land the ball on the putting green. It is made with an iron club.
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8. (Aviation) that part of a flight during which an airplane descends toward the landing strip.
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9. (Bowling) the steps taken by a bowler just before delivering the ball toward the pins.
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GCIDE Definitions - APPROACHING

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
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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