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 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

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. Li Keqiang:

    China will maintain our long-standing commitment to reform and opening in order to continue to expand and open. We welcome more and more foreign investment to come to China, we will also relax (restrictions on) access to even more fields to create a market-oriented, law-based internationalized business environment.

  2. Ben Coffey Clark:

    In 2004, there were like 30 of us in a horrible dive bar, we started off in the back of the campaign, with no access, no insight and no budget. Now we are at the forefront of how you reach voters and change sentiment online.

  3. Alex Villanueva:

    Our department may finally have an impartial, objective assessment of our operations and recommendations on any areas we can improve our service to the community, during my administration we have routinely asked the state office of the attorney general to monitor our investigations and we will provide immediate access to all information in our possession.

  4. Antoni Kapcia:

    That potentially shifts the onus onto the Cuban government if they can't expand internet access, they may have lost that bit of an alibi.

  5. Stacey Abrams:

    Part of the responsibility is to have honest and authentic conversations about race, what we have to talk about is how race intersects with power. And my mission is to demonstrate that we can change the face of power, evolve it to include more people and people of different complexions and different backgrounds without diminishing anyone else's access to opportunity.

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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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