Definitions for accessˈæk sɛs
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
the ability or right to enter or use:
They have access to the files.
the right or opportunity to approach or speak with.
the state or quality of being approachable:
The house was difficult of access.
a way or means of approach.
an attack or onset, as of a disease.
a sudden and strong emotional outburst.
Category: Radio and Television, Showbiz
Ref: public-access television.
(v.t.)to make contact with or gain access to.
Category: Common Vocabulary
to locate (data) for transfer from one part of a computer system to another.
(adj.)(of television programming, time, etc.) available to the public.
Origin of access:
1275–1325; ME (< OF acces) < L accessus an approach =acced-, var. s. of accēdere to accede+-tus suffix of v. action
entree, access, accession, admission, admittance(noun)
the right to enter
the right to obtain or make use of or take advantage of something (as services or membership)
a way of entering or leaving
"he took a wrong turn on the access to the bridge"
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.)
access, memory access(noun)
(computer science) the operation of reading or writing stored information
the act of approaching or entering
"he gained access to the building"
obtain or retrieve from a storage device; as of information on a computer
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
a way into a place
access to the building
to get into a place
The men gained access through the open window.
the right to use sth
access to information
to get information
accessing computer files
a coming to, or near approach; admittance; admission; accessibility; as, to gain access to a prince
the means, place, or way by which a thing may be approached; passage way; as, the access is by a neck of land
admission to sexual intercourse
increase by something added; addition; as, an access of territory. [In this sense accession is more generally used.]
an onset, attack, or fit of disease
a paroxysm; a fit of passion; an outburst; as, an access of fury
Translations for access
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
way or right of approach or entry
We gained access to the house through a window.
- دُخُول، مَنْفَذ، وَسِيلَةُ وُصُولArabic
- acessoPortuguese (BR)
- der ZugangGerman
- acceso, entradaSpanish
- cara masuk, jalan masukIndonesian
- 접근 또는 출입 권한[방법]Korean
- būdas/teisė įeiti/pasiekti/patektiLithuanian
- pieeja, piekļūšanaLatvian
- jalan masukMalay
- adgang, tilgangNorwegian
- dostęp, dojściePolish
- لاس رسىPashto
- prístup, príjazdSlovak
- tillträde, ingångSwedish
- 通路Chinese (Trad.)
- прохід, підхідUkrainian
- đường vàoVietnamese
- 通路Chinese (Simp.)
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