What does accessible mean?

Definitions for accessible
ækˈsɛs ə bəlac·ces·si·ble

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. accessibleadjective

    capable of being reached

    "a town accessible by rail"

  2. accessible, approachableadjective

    capable of being read with comprehension

    "readily accessible to the nonprofessional reader"; "the tales seem more approachable than his more difficult novels"

  3. accessibleadjective

    easily obtained

    "most students now have computers accessible"; "accessible money"

  4. accessibleadjective

    easy to get along with or talk to; friendly

    "an accessible and genial man"


  1. accessibleadjective

    Easy of access or approach; approachable.

    an accessible town or mountain

  2. accessibleadjective

    Easy to get along with.

  3. accessibleadjective

    Open to the influence of.

  4. accessibleadjective

    Obtainable; to be got at.

  5. accessibleadjective

    Easily understood.

  6. accessibleadjective

    Capable of being used or seen.

  7. Etymology: * First attested in 1400.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Accessibleadjective

    That which may be approached; that which we may reach or arrive at. It is applied both to persons and things, with the particle to.

    Etymology: accessibilis, Lat. accessible, Fr.

    In conversation, the tempers of men are open and accessible, their attention is awake, and their minds disposed to receive the strongest impressions; and what is spoken is generally more affecting, and more apposite to particular occasions. John Rogers.

    As an island, we are accessible on every side, and exposed to perpetual invasions; against which it is impossible to fortify ourselves sufficiently, without a power at sea. Joseph Addison, Freeholder.

    Those things, which were indeed inexplicable, have been rackt and tortured to discover themselves, while the plainer and more accessible truths, as if despicable while easy, are clouded and obscured. Decay of Piety.

    Some lie more open to our senses and daily observation; others are more occult and hidden, and though accessible, in some measure, to our senses, yet not without great search and scrutiny, or some happy accident. Matthew Hale, Origin of Mankind.


  1. accessible

    Accessibility is the design of products, devices, services, vehicles, or environments so as to be usable by people with disabilities. The concept of accessible design and practice of accessible development ensures both "direct access" (i.e. unassisted) and "indirect access" meaning compatibility with a person's assistive technology (for example, computer screen readers). Accessibility can be viewed as the "ability to access" and benefit from some system or entity. The concept focuses on enabling access for people with disabilities, or enabling access through the use of assistive technology; however, research and development in accessibility brings benefits to everyone.Accessibility is not to be confused with usability, which is the extent to which a product (such as a device, service, or environment) can be used by specified users to achieve specified goals with effectiveness, efficiency, convenience, or satisfaction in a specified context of use.Accessibility is also strongly related to universal design, the process of creating products that are usable by the widest possible range of people, operating within the widest possible range of situations. Universal design typically provides a single general solution that can accommodate people with disabilities as well as the rest of the population. By contrast, accessible design is focused on ensuring that there are no barriers to accessibility for all people, including those with disabilities.


  1. accessible

    Accessible generally refers to something that can be easily reached, entered, or obtained, either physically or metaphorically. It refers to anything that can be used or understood with ease, without any barriers or hindrances. This can apply to tangible objects like buildings or locations, or intangible elements like information, opportunities, or even emotions. In the context of disability, accessibility means the design of products, devices, services, or environments to be usable for people with disabilities.

  2. accessible

    Accessible refers to something that is easy to approach, enter, use, or understand. It could relate to a physical location, an object, or abstract concepts such as information or a service, which can be reached, used, or understood with convenience or ease. Accessibility can also refer to the design of products, devices, services, or environments for people with disabilities.

  3. accessible

    Accessible refers to something that can be easily reached, used, entered, or obtained by a wide range of people. It can refer to physical locations that are disability-friendly, or to resources or information that are readily available or easy to understand.

  4. accessible

    Accessible refers to something that can be easily reached, used, understood, or interacted with. In different contexts, it can mean physical accessibility in terms of entry or approach to a location, cognitive accessibility in terms of understanding information, or digital accessibility in terms of using technology and digital platforms.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Accessibleadjective

    easy of access or approach; approachable; as, an accessible town or mountain, an accessible person

  2. Accessibleadjective

    open to the influence of; -- with to

  3. Accessibleadjective

    obtainable; to be got at

  4. Etymology: [L. accessibilis, fr. accedere: cf. F. accessible. See Accede.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. accessible

    A place which can be approached by land or sea.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. accessible

    Easy of access or approach. A place or fort is said to be accessible when it can be approached with a hostile force by land or sea.

Editors Contribution

  1. accessible

    Able for seeing or use.

    The schools, colleges and universities are accessible to people of all abilities.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 15, 2020  

  2. accessible

    Having the authority or right to access.

    The online banking is only accessible to those who have the authority and necessary permissions required to access.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 15, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'accessible' in Adjectives Frequency: #719

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of accessible in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of accessible in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of accessible in a Sentence

  1. Ed Simcox:

    By bringing opioid disposal site information to Google Maps, Americans are only a search away from helping to address the opioid crisis, this type of consumer empowerment--providing easily accessible data--is the kind of innovation needed to improve healthcare.

  2. Jen Psaki:

    When people ask a question that is based on a false premise or a question that skips over some details... what we try to do, on our best days, is be informative, explain how a process works, how does a bill become a law ? What's the importance of communicating or going to the G7 or NATO ? We don't need to completely dumb things down. We need to speak about things in an accessible way. But we have a responsibility to peel the curtains back in governing and government and how things work. And we think the American people will hopefully respond to that.

  3. Majid Ezzati:

    Policies that enable people in the poorest countries to access healthier foods — particularly reducing salt intake and making fruit and vegetables more affordable and accessible — alongside improving detection by expanding universal health coverage and primary care, and ensuring uninterrupted access to effective drugs, must be financed and implemented to slow the growing epidemic of high blood pressure in low - and middle-income countries.

  4. Melissa Seidemann:

    I love coaching. ... I’ve always loved working with kids, and, you know, water polo seems like a natural fit to me because I have so much knowledge of the game and years of experience working with fundamentals and such. So it’s really easy. The content is very readily accessible for me to teach, but it’s really working with the kids that I love.

  5. albartmarshal:

    We are providing JavaScript training in Coimbatore With the help of JavaScript, developers can create applications that work in client-side and the server-side of web browsers. They can access and use the data in the web server, which is not readily accessible from a browser.

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