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Meaning of ACCESS

Pronunciation:  'akses

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of approaching or entering; "he gained access to the building"
  2. [n]  a way of entering or leaving; "he took a wrong turn on the access to the bridge"
  3. [n]  (computer science) the operation of reading or writing stored information
  4. [n]  the right to obtain or make use of or take advantage of something (as services or membership)
  5. [n]  the right to enter
  6. [v]  reach or gain access to; "How does one access the attic in this house?"; "I cannot get to the T.V. antenna, even if I climb on the roof"
  7. [v]  obtain or retrieve from a storage device; as of information on a computer

ACCESS is a 6 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: admittance, approach, entree, get at, memory access
 See Also: approach, approaching, arrive at, attain, back door, coming, disk access, door, entrance, entranceway, entree, entry, entryway, find, gain, hit, log in, log on, login, make, operation, reach, recover, regain, retrieve, right, way



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ac*cess"\ (#; 277), n. [F. acc[`e]s, L. accessus, fr.
accedere. See {Accede}.]
1. A coming to, or near approach; admittance; admission;
   accessibility; as, to gain access to a prince.

         I did repel his letters, and denied His access to
         me.                                   --Shak.

2. The means, place, or way by which a thing may be
   approached; passage way; as, the access is by a neck of
   land. ``All access was thronged.'' --Milton.

3. Admission to sexual intercourse.

         During coverture, access of the husband shall be
         presumed, unless the contrary be shown.

4. Increase by something added; addition; as, an access of
   territory. [In this sense accession is more generally

         I, from the influence of thy looks, receive Access
         in every virtue.                      --Milton.

5. An onset, attack, or fit of disease.

         The first access looked like an apoplexy. --Burnet.

6. A paroxysm; a fit of passion; an outburst; as, an access
   of fury. [A Gallicism]

Computing Dictionary

1. An English-like query language used in the pick operating system.

2. microsoft access.

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