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, 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"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Access(noun)

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

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

  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

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

  3. Access(noun)

    admission to sexual intercourse

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

  4. Access(noun)

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

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

  5. Access(noun)

    an onset, attack, or fit of disease

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

  6. Access(noun)

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

    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 enter.

    Access to computer systems is inly for vital 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

How to pronounce access?

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How to say access in sign language?

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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. George Hobica:

    People use lavs not assigned to them on domestic airlines every time I fly, so I can only imagine something else was going on. Occasionally flight attendants ask nicely to return to the economy cabin but if someone pulls a Kristen Wiig a la Bridesmaids, then all bets are off, as we are constantly reminded, federal law requires us to obey crew instructions International airlines are much more strict about restricting business and first class lav access.

  2. Andrew Tyrie:

    It is essential that the MPC is -- and is seen to be --independent, it is also important that judgement is exercised in the application of rules covering such possible conflicts of interests to ensure that the MPC can have access to the widest relevant expertise.

  3. Susan Swearer:

    I really see that that is the missing piece, so many families and kids... can't access mental health treatments and so they either don't know where to go or they don't have the means. They don't have the transportation.

  4. Richard Gorry:

    I would expect a decline in fuel imports into China as the consumption tax hits the teapot refiners, who have already been reducing throughput of fuel oil as they gain greater access to internationally sourced crude oil.

  5. Cal Jillson:

    If you're white and wealthy, Texas is a great place, however, no Texas governor Republican or Democrat is eager to raise taxes and without that you can't expand access to health care or decrease the cost of higher education.

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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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