An example of an accessory would be someone who let a criminal hide in their house.
Accessory minerals are disregarded in classifying rocks.
- An article worn or carried to complete one's outfit, as a purse or gloves.
- A piece of optional equipment for convenience, comfort, appearance, etc.The accessories of an automobile.
The accessories of a mobile phone.
An example of an accessory would be a necklace you put on to make your outfit more complete.
- A person who, though absent at the commission of a felony, aids or abets the accused before (or after) its commission.
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of accessory
- Middle English accessorie from Medieval Latin accessōrius from accessor helper from Latin accessus approach access
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- (fashion): First attested in 1896.
- (legal): First attested in 1414.