- The definition of access is the right to use, communicate, or approach something or someone.
An example of access is permission to enter a secure area.
- Access is defined as the way to enter or exit a place.
An example of access is a road that connects a house to a highway.
- Access means to approach, use, or enter something.
An example of access would be viewing your bank account from your computer.
You would need special permission to access this property.
- 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
Origin of accessMiddle English and amp; Old French acces ; from Classical Latin accessus, past participle of accedere, accede
- A means of approaching, entering, exiting, communicating with, or making use of: a store with easy access.
- 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.
- Public access.
- An increase by addition.
- An outburst or onset: an access of rage.
transitive verbac·cessed, ac·cess·ing, ac·cess·es
Origin of accessMiddle English acces, a coming to, from Old French, from Latin accessus, past participle of accēdere, to arrive : ad-, ad- + cēdere, to come; see ked- in Indo-European roots.
(countable and uncountable, plural accesses)
- (uncountable) A way or means of approaching or entering; an entrance; a passage.
- All access was thronged. - Milton
- (uncountable) The act of approaching or entering; an advance.
- (uncountable) The right or ability of approaching or entering; admittance; admission; accessibility.
- (uncountable) The quality of being easy to approach or enter.
- (uncountable) Admission to sexual intercourse.
- (countable) An increase by addition; accession; as, an access of territory.
- I, from the influence of thy looks, receive access in every virtue. - Milton
- (countable) An onset, attack, or fit of disease; an ague fit.
- The first access looked like an apoplexy. - Burnet
- (countable) An outburst of an emotion; a paroxysm; a fit of passion; as, an access of fury.
- (uncountable, law) The right of a non-custodial parent to visit their child.
- (uncountable, computing) The process of locating data in memory.
- (uncountable, Internet) Connection to or communication with a computer program or to the Internet.
(third-person singular simple present accesses, present participle accessing, simple past and past participle accessed)
- To gain or obtain access to.
- (computing) To have access to (data).
- I can't access most of the data on the computer without a password.
- First attested in 1962.
access - Computer Definition
(2) The entrance to the Internet or other online service or network.