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English adjective: approaching

1. approaching of the relatively near future


SamplesThe approaching election.
This coming Thursday.
The forthcoming holidays.
The upcoming spring fashions.


Synonymscoming, forthcoming, upcoming


Similarfuture


Antonymspast, present


English noun: approaching

1. approaching (event) the event of one object coming closer to another


Synonymsapproach


Broader (hypernym)motion, movement

2. approaching (attribute) the temporal property of becoming nearer in time


SamplesThe approach of winter.


Synonymsapproach, coming


Broader (hypernym)timing

3. approaching (act) the act of drawing spatially closer to something


SamplesThe hunter's approach scattered the geese.


Synonymsapproach, coming


Broader (hypernym)motion, move, movement


Narrower (hyponym)access, closing, closure, landing approach, run-up









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