What does accessory mean?

Definitions for accessory
ækˈsɛs ə ri; ˌæk səˈsɔr i əl, -ˈsoʊr-ac·ces·so·ry

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. accessory, accoutrement, accoutermentnoun

    clothing that is worn or carried, but not part of your main clothing

  2. accessory, appurtenance, supplement, add-onnoun

    a supplementary component that improves capability

  3. accessory, accessaryadjective

    someone who helps another person commit a crime

  4. accessary, accessoryadjective

    aiding and abetting in a crime

    "he was charged with being accessory to the crime"

  5. accessory, adjunct, ancillary, adjuvant, appurtenant, auxiliaryadjective

    furnishing added support

    "an ancillary pump"; "an adjuvant discipline to forms of mysticism"; "The mind and emotions are auxiliary to each other"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Accessoryadjective

    accompanying as a subordinate; aiding in a secondary way; additional; connected as an incident or subordinate to a principal; contributing or contributory; said of persons and things, and, when of persons, usually in a bad sense; as, he was accessory to the riot; accessory sounds in music

  2. Accessorynoun

    that which belongs to something else deemed the principal; something additional and subordinate

  3. Accessorynoun

    same as Accessary, n

  4. Accessorynoun

    anything that enters into a work of art without being indispensably necessary, as mere ornamental parts


  1. Accessory

    Accessory is a German synthpop/electro-industrial group consisting of Dirk Steyer and Ivo Lottig. They have toured with other groups, including Hocico, And One, Terminal Choice. The group began in 1995 when Dirk and Kay formed a band under the name of "Voices of Darkness", later becoming "Accessory" in 1996. In 1997 they released a demo album, Electronic Controlled Mind on a small record label named SD-IMAGE. Ivo joined the group in October 1999 to play on keyboards. Shortly afterwards Kay left the band to pursue his own career, but returned in 2001 to do lighting and technical operations. They released their first official album, Jukka2147.de, in February 2001 after joining the label Out of Line. After the release of their second album, Titan, in 2003, Jukka Sandeck left the band to pursue his individual career.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Accessory

    ak′ses-sor-i, adj. additional: contributing to: aiding: (law) participating in a crime, as in reset of theft, and the like.—n. anything additional: one who aids or gives countenance to a crime.—adj. Accessōr′ial, relating to an accessory.—adv. Ac′cessorily, in the manner of an accessory: by subordinate means.

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  1. Accessory

    added, or in addition to.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of accessory in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of accessory in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of accessory in a Sentence

  1. Paris Hilton:

    The best accessory a girl can have is her best friend.

  2. Franz Kompisch:

    You chose the safe desk job, what you consider to be moral guilt and what you depict as being a cog in the wheel is exactly what lawmakers view as being an accessory to murder.

  3. Erma Bombeck:

    A child develops individuality long before he develops taste. I have seen my kid straggle into the kitchen in the morning with outfits that need only one accessory an empty gin bottle.

  4. Alfredo Garcia:

    The state would have to prove, pursuant to the accessory after the fact statute, that they knewabout his crime and they intended to make sure or shield him from criminal liability, which I think isgoing to be very difficult to establish beyond a reasonable doubt.

  5. Franz Kompisch:

    What you consider to be moral guilt and what you depict as being a cog in the wheel is exactly what lawmakers view as being an accessory to murder.

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  • كمالي, ملحق, مساعدArabic
  • допълнение, спомагателен, принадлежност, съучастник, допълнителен, съучастнически, аксесоарBulgarian
  • doplněkCzech
  • Beihilfe, Accessoire, begleitend, Zubehör, zusätzlich, nebensächlichGerman
  • συμπλήρωμα, συνεργός, παρελκόμενο, εξάρτημαGreek
  • complemento, cómplice, accesorio, auxiliarSpanish
  • آکسسوارPersian
  • ylimääräinen, lisävaruste, koriste, asuste, avustava, varuste, avunantaja, tarvikeFinnish
  • accessoireFrench
  • אקססוריHebrew
  • tartozék, kiegészítő, bűntársHungarian
  • պիտույք, պարագաArmenian
  • acesoraIdo
  • fylgihlutir, vitorðsmaður, fylgihluturIcelandic
  • 持ち物, アクセサリーJapanese
  • 액세서리Korean
  • aanhangsel, medeplichtig, toebehoren, handlangster, handlanger, medeplichtige, meegeleverd, accessoire, toegevoegdDutch
  • akcesoria, akcesorium, dodatki, dodatek, współsprawcaPolish
  • acessório, cúmplicePortuguese
  • accesoriuRomanian
  • добавочный, соучастник, принадлежность, дополнительный, вспомогательный, соучастница, соучаствующий, аксессуарRussian
  • bashkëfajtor, bashkëfajtoreAlbanian
  • accessoar, medhjälpare, medbrottsling, tillbehörSwedish
  • phụ kiện đính kèmVietnamese

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    an unpleasant or disastrous destiny
    • A. interrogate
    • B. doom
    • C. jeopardize
    • D. obligate

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