Word family noun access accessibilityinaccessibility adjective accessibleinaccessible verb access adverb accessiblyinaccessibly
From King Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Law
accessac‧cess1 /ˈækses/ ●●● S2 W1 AWL noun [uncountable] 1 ENTERthe right to enter a place, use something, see someone etcaccess to Access to the papers is restricted to senior management. Cats should always have access to fresh, clean water.2 ENTERhow easy or difficult it is for people to enter a public building, to reach a place, or talk to someoneaccess for We’re trying to improve access for disabled visitors.access to a villa with easy access to the sea3 ENTERthe way you use to enter a building or reach a place Access is by means of a small door on the right.access to Access to the restrooms is through the foyer.4 have access to a car/computer etc5 SCL British English the legal right to see and spend time with your children, a prisoner, an official etc My ex-husband has access to the children once a week.6 gain/get access (to something)
Examples from the Corpus
accessThe disk is not allowed access until it has been validated with the Disknet check program.More than 60 companies have bid for access.The entrance has been widened to give improved access for disabled people.The service also offers access to the products and services of important Journal advertisers.The therapist thought Mary appeared to benefit from these telephone contacts and had not abused the availability of open access.City officials are considering building a path to give the public access to the ruins.His reputation, along with luck and chutzpah, helped him get unique access to Ames.Without access to specific facts a criminal prosecution may be totally frustrated.access toAccess to the restrooms is through the foyer.Many are jealous of Wright's political access to the President.access forThe hotel has rooms with access for wheelchairs.
Related topics: Computers
accessaccess2 ●●○ AWL verb [transitive] TDto find information, especially on a computer Users can access their voice mail remotely.
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Examples from the Corpus
accessThe balcony is accessed by a spiral staircase from the bar.The low wing design makes refuelling, fuel drains, and control linkages easy to access during the pre-flight inspection.We don't want minors accessing pornography on the Internet.Many queries can be answered by simply accessing the index.Note that you may only access the oldest 16 mail messages.The library's database can be accessed via workstations in the reference room.Many kinds of locks are available to prevent people from accessing your computer hard drive.
AccessAccess trademark a former type of credit card in the UK which is now known as MastercardFrom King Business Dictionaryaccessac‧cess1 /ˈækses/ noun [uncountable]1MARKETINGthe right to sell goods to a particular market or country without breaking any laws or agreementsaccess toJapan agreed to allow foreign manufacturers of satellite equipment equal access to the Japanese market.2COMPUTINGthe way in which you are able to find information held on a computeraccess toIn order to simplify access to the data, the computer program enables users to specify their own requirements. direct access3when you are allowed to see official documentsaccess toThe National Union of Teachers has proposed that parents should have access to their children’s files.4the ability to buy a product or make use of a serviceThe move is intended to widen the access to credit.Many poorer residents have no access to health care.5the right to remove money from where it is invested in order to use itPolicyholders often feel more confident if they have access to their funds.accessaccess2 verb [transitive]1COMPUTINGto find information, especially on a computerThe software enables each client to access data from other databases.2to be able to use somethingMany customers now access their accounts using the internet.→ See Verb tableOrigin access1 (1300-1400) Old French acces arrival, from Latin accessus approach, from accedere; ACCEDE