English adjective: approaching
|1.||approaching of the relatively near future|
|Samples||The approaching election.|
This coming Thursday.
The forthcoming holidays.
The upcoming spring fashions.
|Synonyms||coming, forthcoming, upcoming|
English noun: approaching
|1.||approaching (event) the event of one object coming closer to another|
|Broader (hypernym)||motion, movement|
|2.||approaching (attribute) the temporal property of becoming nearer in time|
|Samples||The approach of winter.|
|3.||approaching (act) the act of drawing spatially closer to something|
|Samples||The hunter's approach scattered the geese.|
|Broader (hypernym)||motion, move, movement|
|Narrower (hyponym)||access, closing, closure, landing approach, run-up|