Meaning of ACCESS in English

/ak"ses/ , n.

1. the ability, right, or permission to approach, enter, speak with, or use; admittance: They have access to the files.

2. the state or quality of being approachable: The house was difficult of access.

3. a way or means of approach: The only access to the house was a rough dirt road.

4. Theol. approach to God through Jesus Christ.

5. an attack or onset, as of a disease.

6. a sudden and strong emotional outburst.

7. accession.

8. See public-access television .


9. to make contact with or gain access to; be able to reach, approach, enter, etc.: Bank customers can access their checking accounts instantly through the new electronic system.

10. Computers. to locate (data) for transfer from one part of a computer system to another, generally between an external storage device and main storage.


11. Television. (of programming, time, etc.) available to the public: Six channels now offer access services.

[ 1275-1325; ME accesse ( acces ) accessus an approach, equiv. to acced-, var. s. of accedere to ACCEDE + -tus suffix of v. action ]

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .