Definitions For Approaching


  • The act of drawing spatially closer to something
  • The temporal property of becoming nearer in time
  • The event of one object coming closer to another
  • A way of dealing with something : a way of doing or thinking about something
  • The act of moving or becoming near or nearer to someone or something : the act of approaching : an act or occurrence in which something comes nearer
  • The act of speaking to someone for some purpose (such as to ask a question or make a request)


  • Of the relatively near future


  • To move or become near or nearer to something or someone
  • To move or become near or nearer in time to something
  • To get close to (an amount or level)

Is Approaching a Scrabble Word?

Words With Friends YES
Scrabble US YES
Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) YES
Scrabble Global YES
Enable1 Dictionary YES

Points in Different Games

Words with Friends

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

Examples of Approaching in a Sentence

  • The cat approached the baby cautiously.
  • Ease off the gas pedal to slow down as the bend in the road approaches.
  • We are approaching the end of the fiscal year.
  • Trying a more healthy approach
  • The cat made a cautious approach.
  • The quiet afternoon was interrupted by the approach of a motorboat.

Synonyms for Approaching

Antonyms for Approaching

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