Meaning of ACCESS in English



Pronunciation: ' ak- ˌ ses also ik- ' ses

Function: noun

Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French & Latin; Anglo-French acces, from Latin accessus approach, from accedere to approach ― more at ACCEDE

Date: 14th century

1 a : ONSET 2 b : a fit of intense feeling : OUTBURST

2 a : permission, liberty, or ability to enter, approach, or pass to and from a place or to approach or communicate with a person or thing b : freedom or ability to obtain or make use of something c : a way or means of access d : the act or an instance of accessing

3 : an increase by addition <a sudden access of wealth>

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.