Date: 1500-1600
Language: Latin
Origin: , past participle of proximare 'to go near', from proximus 'nearest, next'

proximate

adjective
     
prox‧i‧mate formal
1 a proximate cause is a direct one
2 nearest in time, order, or family relationship [= close]

Dictionary results for "proximate"
Dictionary pictures of the day
Do you know what each of these is called?
What is the word for picture 1? What is the word for picture 2? What is the word for picture 3? What is the word for picture 4?
Click on any of the pictures above to find out what it is called.