Meaning of ACCESSORY in English

ACCESSORY

(accessories)

1.

Accessories are items of equipment that are not usually essential, but which can be used with or added to something else in order to make it more efficient, useful, or decorative.

...an exclusive range of hand-made bedroom and bathroom accessories.

N-COUNT: usu pl

2.

Accessories are articles such as belts and scarves which you wear or carry but which are not part of your main clothing.

N-COUNT: usu pl

3.

If someone is guilty of being an ~ to a crime, they helped the person who committed it, or knew it was being committed but did not tell the police. (LEGAL)

She was charged with being an ~ to the embezzlement of funds.

= accomplice

N-COUNT: usu N to n

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