Definition of Access in English :

Define Access in English

Access meaning in English

Meaning of Access in English

Pronunciation of Access in English

Access pronunciation in English

Pronounce Access in English


see synonyms of access


1. access, accession, admission, admittance, entree

the right to enter

2. access

the right to obtain or make use of or take advantage of something (as services or membership)

3. access, approach

a way of entering or leaving

Example Sentences:
'he took a wrong turn on the access to the bridge'

4. access, access code

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

(computer science) the operation of reading or writing stored information

6. access

the act of approaching or entering

Example Sentences:
'he gained access to the building'


7. access

obtain or retrieve from a storage device; as of information on a computer

8. access, get at

reach or gain access to

Example Sentences:
'How does one access the attic in this house?'
'I cannot get to the T.V. antenna, even if I climb on the roof'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of access
the act of approaching or entering
the condition of allowing entry, esp (of a building or room) allowing entry by wheelchairs, prams, etc
the right or privilege to approach, reach, enter, or make use of something
a way or means of approach or entry
the opportunity or right to see or approach someone
she fights for divorce and free access to her children
6. (modifier)
designating programmes made by the general public as distinguished from those made by professional broadcasters
access television
a sudden outburst or attack, as of rage or disease
to gain access to; make accessible or available
9. (transitive) computing
to obtain or retrieve (information) from a storage device
to place (information) in a storage device
See also direct access, sequential access

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see synonyms of access
the act of coming toward or near to; approach
a way or means of approaching, getting, using, etc.
the right to enter, approach, or use; admittance
increase or growth
an outburst; paroxysm
an access of anger
verb transitive
to gain or have access to; esp., to retrieve data from, or add data to, a database
branch officials can access the central database

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of access
1. A means of approaching, entering, exiting, communicating with, or making use of: a store with easy access.
2. The ability or right to approach, enter, exit, communicate with, or make use of: has access to the restricted area; has access to classified material.
3. Public access.
4. An increase by addition.
5. An outburst or onset: an access of rage.
tr.v. ac·cessed, ac·cess·ing, ac·cess·es
To obtain access to, especially by computer: used a browser to access a website; accessed her bank account online.

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