A store with easy access.
An access of anger.
Branch officials can access the central database.
Has access to the restricted area; has access to classified material.
An access of rage.
An example of access would be viewing your bank account from your computer.
I can't access most of the data on the computer without a password.
Used a browser to access a website; accessed her bank account online.
An example of access is a road that connects a house to a highway.
An example of access is permission to enter a secure area.
Other Word Forms
Origin of access
- Middle English acces a coming to from Old French from Latin accessus past participle of accēdere to arrive ad- ad- cēdere to come ked- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- First attested in the early 14th century.
- (entrance): First attested about 1380.
- First attested in 1962.