What does accessory mean?

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

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. accessory, accoutrement, accouterment(noun)

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

  2. accessory, appurtenance, supplement, add-on(noun)

    a supplementary component that improves capability

  3. accessory, accessary(adj)

    someone who helps another person commit a crime

  4. accessary, accessory(adj)

    aiding and abetting in a crime

    "he was charged with being accessory to the crime"

  5. accessory, adjunct, ancillary, adjuvant, appurtenant, auxiliary(adj)

    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. Accessory(adj)

    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. Accessory(noun)

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

  3. Accessory(noun)

    same as Accessary, n

  4. Accessory(noun)

    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. 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. Kyle Long:

    He went live on television and confessed to being an accessory to murder and the Las Vegas PD, as far as I know, is doing nothing about it.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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  • كمالي, مساعد, ملحقArabic
  • съучастнически, аксесоар, допълнителен, съучастник, принадлежност, спомагателен, допълнениеBulgarian
  • doplněkCzech
  • nebensächlich, Accessoire, zusätzlich, Beihilfe, Zubehör, begleitendGerman
  • συμπλήρωμα, παρελκόμενο, συνεργός, εξάρτημαGreek
  • cómplice, auxiliar, accesorio, complementoSpanish
  • آکسسوارPersian
  • tarvike, koriste, asuste, lisävaruste, ylimääräinen, avustava, varuste, avunantajaFinnish
  • accessoireFrench
  • אקססוריHebrew
  • tartozék, bűntárs, kiegészítőHungarian
  • պիտույք, պարագաArmenian
  • acesoraIdo
  • fylgihlutur, fylgihlutir, vitorðsmaðurIcelandic
  • 持ち物, アクセサリーJapanese
  • 액세서리Korean
  • medeplichtig, aanhangsel, handlanger, medeplichtige, meegeleverd, toegevoegd, accessoire, handlangster, toebehorenDutch
  • dodatek, współsprawca, akcesoria, akcesorium, dodatkiPolish
  • acessório, cúmplicePortuguese
  • accesoriuRomanian
  • соучастник, вспомогательный, добавочный, принадлежность, соучастница, дополнительный, соучаствующий, аксессуарRussian
  • bashkëfajtor, bashkëfajtoreAlbanian
  • accessoar, medhjälpare, tillbehör, medbrottslingSwedish
  • phụ kiện đính kèmVietnamese

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