AskDefine | Define access

Dictionary Definition

access

Noun

1 the right to enter [syn: entree, accession, admittance]
2 the right to obtain or make use of or take advantage of something (as services or membership)
3 a way of entering or leaving; "he took a wrong turn on the access to the bridge" [syn: approach]
4 (computer science) the operation of reading or writing stored information [syn: memory access]
5 the act of approaching or entering; "he gained access to the building"

Verb

1 obtain or retrieve from a storage device; as of information on a computer
2 reach or gain access to; "How does one access the attic in this house?"; "I cannot get to the T.V. antenna, even if I climb on the roof" [syn: get at]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Etymology

From accès or from accessus, past participle of accedere "to accede".

Pronunciation

  • , /ˈæk.sɛs/, /"

Extensive Definition

Access may refer to:
Access may also refer to:
access in Uzbek: Access
access in German: Access
access in French: Access
access in Korean: 액세스
access in Dutch: Access
access in Japanese: アクセス
access in Russian: Access
access in Turkish: Access

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Jacksonian epilepsy, Rasputin, Rolandic epilepsy, Svengali, VIP, abdominal epilepsy, accessibility, accession, accretion, accrual, accruement, accumulation, acquired epilepsy, activated epilepsy, addition, adit, admission, admittance, advance, advent, affect epilepsy, afflux, affluxion, aggrandizement, air lock, aisle, akinetic epilepsy, alley, ambulatory, amplification, aperture, apoplexy, appreciation, approach, approachability, approaching, appropinquation, approximation, appulse, arcade, arrest, artery, ascent, attack, attainability, augmentation, autonomic epilepsy, availability, avenue, bad influence, ballooning, big wheel, blaze of temper, bloating, blockage, blowup, boom, boost, broadening, buildup, burst, cardiac epilepsy, channel, cloister, clonic spasm, clonus, colonnade, come-at-ableness, coming, coming near, coming toward, communication, conduit, connection, convulsion, corridor, cortical epilepsy, court, covered way, cramp, crescendo, cursive epilepsy, defile, development, diurnal epilepsy, eclampsia, edema, elevation, eminence grise, enlargement, entrance, entranceway, entree, entry, entryway, epilepsia, epilepsia gravior, epilepsia major, epilepsia minor, epilepsia mitior, epilepsia nutans, epilepsia tarda, epilepsy, epitasis, eruption, exit, expansion, explosion, extension, falling sickness, ferry, fit, five-percenter, flare-up, flood, flowing toward, focal epilepsy, ford, forthcoming, frenzy, friend at court, gain, gallery, gangplank, gangway, getatableness, gettableness, good influence, grand mal, gray eminence, greatening, grip, growth, gush, gust, hall, haute mal, heavyweight, hidden hand, high words, hike, hysterical epilepsy, ictus, imminence, import, importation, importing, in, income, incoming, increase, increment, infiltration, inflation, influence, influence peddler, influencer, ingoing, ingress, ingression, ingroup, inlet, input, insertion, insinuation, intake, interchange, interpenetration, intersection, introduction, introgression, intrusion, jump, junction, key, kingmaker, lane, larval epilepsy, laryngeal epilepsy, laryngospasm, latent epilepsy, leakage, leap, lobby, lobbyist, lockjaw, lords of creation, man of influence, manipulator, matutinal epilepsy, means of access, menstrual epilepsy, mounting, multiplication, musicogenic epilepsy, myoclonous epilepsy, nearing, nearness, nocturnal epilepsy, obtainability, obtainableness, occlusion, oncoming, onset, open arms, open door, open sesame, opening, openness, orgasm, outburst, outlet, overpass, pang, paroxysm, pass, passage, passageway, penetrability, penetration, percolation, perviousness, petit mal, physiologic epilepsy, portico, powers that be, pressure group, procurability, procurableness, productiveness, proliferation, proximation, psychic epilepsy, psychomotor epilepsy, railroad tunnel, raise, reachableness, reception, reflex epilepsy, rise, rotatoria, route, sally, scene, securableness, seepage, seizure, sensory epilepsy, serial epilepsy, sexual climax, sinister influence, snowballing, spasm, special interests, special-interest group, spell, spread, stitch, stoppage, storm, stroke, surge, swelling, taking, tardy epilepsy, tetanus, tetany, the Establishment, throes, thromboembolism, thrombosis, tonic epilepsy, tonic spasm, torsion spasm, traject, trajet, traumatic epilepsy, trismus, tumescence, tunnel, turn, twinge, ucinate epilepsy, underpass, up, upping, upsurge, upswing, uptrend, upturn, very important person, vestibule, visitation, waxing, way, way in, wheeler-dealer, widening, wire-puller
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