What does access mean?

Definitions for access
ˈæk sɛsac·cess

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word access.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. entree, access, accession, admission, admittancenoun

    the right to enter

  2. accessnoun

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

  3. access, approachnoun

    a way of entering or leaving

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

  4. access, access codenoun

    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 accessnoun

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

  6. accessverb

    the act of approaching or entering

    "he gained access to the building"

  7. accessverb

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

  8. access, get atverb

    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"

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. ACCESSnoun

    Etymology: In some of its senses, it seems derived from accessus, in others, from accessio, Lat. acces, Fr.

    There remained very advantageous accesses for temptations to enter and invade men, the fortifications being very slender, little knowlege of immortality, or any thing beyond this life, and no assurance that repentance would be admitted for sin. Henry Hammond, on Fundamentals.

    And here th’ access a gloomy grove defends;
    And here th’ unnavigable lake extends,
    O’er whose unhappy waters, void of light,
    No bird presumes to steer his airy flight. John Dryden, Æneid. vi.

    When we are wrong’d, and would unfold our griefs,
    We are deny’d access unto his person,
    Ev’n by those men that most have done us wrong. William Shakespeare, Henry IV. p. 2.

    They go commission’d to require a peace,
    And carry presents to procure access. John Dryden, Æn. vii. l. 209.

    He grants what they besought;
    Instructed, that to God is no access
    Without Mediator, whose high office now
    Moses in figures bears. John Milton, Par. Lost, b. xii. l. 239.

    The gold was accumulated, and store treasure, for the most part; but the silver is still growing. Besides, infinite is the access of territory and empire by the same enterprize. Francis Bacon, Holy War.

    Although to opinion, there be many gods, may seem an access in religion, and such as cannot at all consist with atheism, yet doth it deductively, and upon inference, include the same; for unity is the inseparable and essential attribute of Deity. Thomas Browne, Vulgar Errours, b. i. c. 10.

    Nor think superfluous their aid;
    I, from the influence of thy looks, receive
    Access in every virtue; in thy sight
    More wise, more watchful, stronger. Paradise Lost, b. ix.

    The reputation
    Of virtuous actions past, if not kept up
    With an access, and fresh supply, of new ones,
    Is lost and soon forgotten. John Denham, Sophy.

    For as relapses make diseases
    More desperate than their first accesses. Hud. p. iii. cant. ii.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Accessnoun

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

  2. Accessnoun

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

  3. Accessnoun

    admission to sexual intercourse

  4. Accessnoun

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

  5. Accessnoun

    an onset, attack, or fit of disease

  6. Accessnoun

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

  7. Etymology: [F. accs, L. accessus, fr. accedere. See Accede.]

Freebase

  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Access

    ak′ses, or ak-ses′, n. liberty to come to, approach: increase.—n. Accessibil′ity.—adj. Access′ible, that may be approached.—adv. Access′ibly. [See Accede.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. access

    Means of entry on board.

Editors Contribution

  1. access

    Right to attend.

    Access to computer systems is just for the necessary or authorized systems.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 29, 2020  
  2. access

    The right to use.

    They did access their computer easily with their username and password.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 13, 2020  

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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

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of access in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of access in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of access in a Sentence

  1. Southeast Asia.WateRoam CEO David Pong:

    We've been very blessed to have access to clean drinking water, it's a privilege that we should be able to bring forth to the rest of the region, and advocate that clean water is an essential aspect for life on earth.

  2. John Bolton:

    We have now liberated the Twitter account, previously suppressed unfairly in the aftermath of my resignation as National Security Advisor, in full disclosure, the @WhiteHouse never returned access to my Twitter account. Thank you to @twitter for standing by their community standards and rightfully returning control of my account.

  3. Alex Rosen:

    I think Vouch has the potential to fundamentally lower the cost of capital for all consumers, vouch offers a unique consumer product that safely gives people much better rates on loans than they’ve ever had access to before.

  4. Joe Rogan:

    So many things have been politicized over the years but when we're talking about life and death — which is what we're talking about now — vaccines cannot be politicized, being able to come together as humans, as people, is how we're going to get ourselves out of this and we must ensure that everyone around the world has equal access to the vaccine, otherwise none of this works.

  5. Christian Sulger-Buel:

    They had access to only basic primary colors and despite the fine lines in some of the paintings, only worked with large brushes.

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Translations for access

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  • دَخَلَ, وصولArabic
  • подход, достъп, пристъпBulgarian
  • přístupCzech
  • adgangDanish
  • Eingang, Gefühlsausbruch, Zugriff, Zugang, Anfall, Zutritt, Ausbruch, Umgangsrecht, Zugang habenGerman
  • προσπέλαση, πρόσβαση, παροξυσμός, ξέσπασμα, ελευθεροκοινωνία, έκρηξηGreek
  • aliroEsperanto
  • acceso, accederSpanish
  • pääsEstonian
  • دسترسیPersian
  • pääsy, tapaamisoikeus, lähestyminen, haku, yhteys, kohtaus, päästäFinnish
  • entrée, accès, approche, accéder, avoir accèsFrench
  • גישהHebrew
  • पहुंचHindi
  • bejárás, láthatás, hozzáférés, hozzáférHungarian
  • մատչելArmenian
  • accessoItalian
  • アクセスJapanese
  • 접속하다Korean
  • piekļuve, lēkmeLatvian
  • aċċessMaltese
  • tilgang, adgangNorwegian
  • aanval, toevoeging, toegang, toegangsrecht, passage, instemming, uitval, benadering, aanwinst, bezoekrecht, toeval, toegangsweg, toelating, verkrijgen, bereikenDutch
  • tilgang, åtgangNorwegian Nynorsk
  • aksess, anfall, besøksrett, tilgang, utbrudd, få, aksessere, adgangNorwegian
  • dostępPolish
  • acesso, acessarPortuguese
  • apropiere, accesRomanian
  • доступRussian
  • pristup, приступSerbo-Croatian
  • passage, tillgänglighet, tillgång, anfall, ingång, tillträde, umgängesrätt, väg, åtkomst, utbrott, ta fram, ha åtkomst, göra åtkomligSwedish
  • యాక్సెస్Telugu
  • ทางเข้าThai
  • erişimTurkish
  • رسائیUrdu
  • 访问Chinese

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