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From French accès or from Latin accessus, perfect passive participle of accēdō (approach; accede) < ad (to, toward, at) + cēdō (move, yield).




countable and uncountable; plural Accesses

Access (countable and uncountable; plural Accesses)
  1. (uncountable) A way or means of approaching or entering; an entrance; a passage.
    • All access was thronged. - Milton
  2. (uncountable) The act of approaching or entering; an advance.
  3. (uncountable) The right or ability of approaching or entering; admittance; admission; accessibility.
    • I did repel his fetters, and denied His access to me. - Shakespeare, Hamlet, II-i
  4. (uncountable) Admission to sexual intercourse.
    • During coverture, access of the husband shall be presumed, unless the contrary be shown. - Blackstone
  5. (countable) An increase by addition; accession; as, an access of territory.
    • I, from the influence of thy looks, receive access in every virtue. - Milton
  6. (countable) An onset, attack, or fit of disease; an ague fit.
    • The first access looked like an apoplexy. - Burnet
  7. (countable) An outburst of an emotion; a paroxysm; a fit of passion; as, an access of fury.
    • 1946: Arnold J. Toynbee, A Study of History (Abridgement of Volumes I-VI by D.C. Somervell)
      It appears that, about the middle of the fourth century of the Christian Era, the Germans in the Roman service started the new practice of retaining their native names; and this change of etiquette, which seems to have been abrupt, points to a sudden access of self-confidence and self-assurance in the souls of the barbarian personnel which had previously been content to 'go Roman' without reservations.
  8. (uncountable) (law) The right of a non-custodial parent to visit their child.
  9. (uncountable) (computing) The process of locating data in memory.
  10. (uncountable) Patrono:Internet Connection to or communication with a computer program or to the Internet.

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to Access (third-person singular simple present accesses, present participle accessing, simple past and past participle accessed)
  1. (transitive) To gain or obtain access to.
  2. (transitive) (computing) To have access to (data).



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