Definitions for ACCESSˈæk sɛs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ac•cessˈæk sɛs(n.)

  1. the ability or right to enter or use:

    They have access to the files.

  2. the right or opportunity to approach or speak with.

  3. the state or quality of being approachable:

    The house was difficult of access.

  4. a way or means of approach.

  5. an attack or onset, as of a disease.

  6. a sudden and strong emotional outburst.

  7. accession; increase.

  8. Category: Radio and Television, Showbiz

    Ref: public-access television.

  9. (v.t.)to make contact with or gain access to.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  10. to locate (data) for transfer from one part of a computer system to another.

    Category: Computers

  11. (adj.)(of television programming, time, etc.) available to the public.

    Category: Showbiz

Origin of access:

1275–1325; ME (< OF acces) < L accessus an approach =acced-, var. s. of accēdere to accede+-tus suffix of v. action

Princeton's WordNet

  1. entree, access, accession, admission, admittance(noun)

    the right to enter

  2. access(noun)

    the right to obtain or make use of or take advantage of something (as services or membership)

  3. access, approach(noun)

    a way of entering or leaving

    "he took a wrong turn on the access to the bridge"

  4. access, access code(noun)

    a code (a series of characters or digits) that must be entered in some way (typed or dialed or spoken) to get the use of something (a telephone line or a computer or a local area network etc.)

  5. access, memory access(noun)

    (computer science) the operation of reading or writing stored information

  6. access(verb)

    the act of approaching or entering

    "he gained access to the building"

  7. access(verb)

    obtain or retrieve from a storage device; as of information on a computer

  8. access, get at(verb)

    reach or gain access to

    "How does one access the attic in this house?"; "I cannot get to the T.V. antenna, even if I climb on the roof"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. access(noun)ˈæk sɛs

    a way into a place

    access to the building

  2. accessˈæk sɛs

    to get into a place

    The men gained access through the open window.

  3. accessˈæk sɛs

    the right to use sth

    access to information

  4. access(verb)ˈæk sɛs

    to get information

    accessing computer files

Webster Dictionary

  1. Access(noun)

    a coming to, or near approach; admittance; admission; accessibility; as, to gain access to a prince

  2. Access(noun)

    the means, place, or way by which a thing may be approached; passage way; as, the access is by a neck of land

  3. Access(noun)

    admission to sexual intercourse

  4. Access(noun)

    increase by something added; addition; as, an access of territory. [In this sense accession is more generally used.]

  5. Access(noun)

    an onset, attack, or fit of disease

  6. Access(noun)

    a paroxysm; a fit of passion; an outburst; as, an access of fury


  1. Access

    Access is a fictional character owned by both DC Comics and Marvel Comics. He made his first appearance in DC vs. Marvel #1, a special crossover between the two companies. He was created as both a way to explain the events of the story as well as a means to enable future intercompany crossovers.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'ACCESS' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #999

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'ACCESS' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1398

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'ACCESS' in Nouns Frequency: #449

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'ACCESS' in Verbs Frequency: #865

Translations for ACCESS

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


way or right of approach or entry

We gained access to the house through a window.

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