Access - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈækses|  American pronunciation of the word access
Brit.  |ˈaksɛs|  British pronunciation of the word access


- the right to enter (syn: accession, admission, admittance, entree)
- the right to obtain or make use of or take advantage of something (as services or membership)
- a way of entering or leaving(syn: approach)
- a code (a series of characters or digits) that must be entered in some way (typed or dialed or spoken) to get the use of something (a telephone line or a computer or a local area network etc.)
- (computer science) the operation of reading or writing stored information
- the act of approaching or entering


- obtain or retrieve from a storage device; as of information on a computer
- reach or gain access to


We have Internet access at the library.

...a sudden access of hay fever was making him feel miserable...

The new system makes it easier to access the money in your bank account.

Your favorite radio stations can be accessed at the touch of a button.

The file loads every time you access the Web site.

The file can be accessed by many users at the same time.

She could work at home by remotely accessing the company's network.

You'll need a password to access the database.

My ex-wife deliberately sabotages my access to the children.

Access to the papers is restricted to senior management.

Cats should always have access to fresh, clean water.

We're trying to improve access for disabled visitors.

Access is by means of a small door on the right.

Access to the restrooms is through the foyer.

My ex-husband has access to the children once a week.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: access
he/she/it: accesses
present participle: accessing
past tense: accessed
past participle: accessed
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