Definition of Accessory in English :

Define Accessory in English

Accessory meaning in English

Meaning of Accessory in English

Pronunciation of Accessory in English

Accessory pronunciation in English

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see synonyms of accessory


1. accessory, accouterment, accoutrement

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

2. accessory, add-on, appurtenance, supplement

a supplementary component that improves capability

3. accessary, accessory

someone who helps another person commit a crime


4. accessary, accessory

aiding and abetting in a crime

Example Sentences:
'he was charged with being accessory to the crime'

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

furnishing added support

Example Sentences:
'an ancillary pump'
'an adjuvant discipline to forms of mysticism'
'The mind and emotions are auxiliary to each other'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of accessory
noun plural -ries
a supplementary part or object, as of a car, appliance, etc
2. (often plural)
a small accompanying item of dress, esp of women's dress
a person who incites someone to commit a crime or assists the perpetrator of a crime, either before or during its commission
supplementary; additional; subordinate
assisting in or having knowledge of an act, esp a crime

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see synonyms of accessory
extra; additional; helping in a secondary or subordinate way
2.  Geology
occurring in minor amounts in a specified rock; nonessential
accessory minerals are disregarded in classifying rocks
3.  Law
acting as an accessory; helping in an unlawful act
nounWord forms: plural acˈcessories
something extra; thing added to help in a secondary way
; specif.,
an article worn or carried to complete one's costume, as purse, gloves, etc.
a piece of optional equipment for convenience, comfort, appearance, etc.
the accessories of an automobile
5.  Law
a person who, though absent, helps another to break or escape the law; accomplice

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


see synonyms of accessory
n. pl. ac·ces·so·ries
a. A subordinate or supplementary item; an adjunct.
b. Something nonessential but desirable that contributes to an effect or result. See Synonyms at attachment.
2. Law One who knowingly assists a lawbreaker in the commission of a crime but does not actually participate in that crime.
1. Having a secondary, supplementary, or subordinate function.
2. Law Involving the knowing assistance of a lawbreaker in the commission of a crime without actual participation in the crime.

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