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NOUN (6)

1. the right to enter;
[syn: entree, access, accession, admission, admittance]

2. the right to obtain or make use of or take advantage of something (as services or membership);

3. a way of entering or leaving;
- Example: "he took a wrong turn on the access to the bridge"
[syn: access, approach]

4. 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.);
[syn: access, access code]

5. (computer science) the operation of reading or writing stored information;
[syn: access, memory access]

6. the act of approaching or entering;
- Example: "he gained access to the building"


VERB (2)

1. obtain or retrieve from a storage device; as of information on a computer;

2. reach or gain access to;
- Example: "How does one access the attic in this house?"
- Example: "I cannot get to the T.V. antenna, even if I climb on the roof"
[syn: access, get at]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Access \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. [1913 Webster] I did repel his letters, and denied His access to me. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] 3. Admission to sexual intercourse. [1913 Webster] During coverture, access of the husband shall be presumed, unless the contrary be shown. --Blackstone. [1913 Webster] 4. Increase by something added; addition; as, an access of territory. [In this sense accession is more generally used.] [1913 Webster] I, from the influence of thy looks, receive Access in every virtue. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 5. An onset, attack, or fit of disease. [1913 Webster] The first access looked like an apoplexy. --Burnet. [1913 Webster] 6. A paroxysm; a fit of passion; an outburst; as, an access of fury. [A Gallicism] [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

access n 1: the right to enter [syn: entree, access, accession, admission, admittance] 2: the right to obtain or make use of or take advantage of something (as services or membership) 3: a way of entering or leaving; "he took a wrong turn on the access to the bridge" [syn: access, approach] 4: 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.) [syn: access, access code] 5: (computer science) the operation of reading or writing stored information [syn: access, memory access] 6: the act of approaching or entering; "he gained access to the building" v 1: obtain or retrieve from a storage device; as of information on a computer 2: 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" [syn: access, get at]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

299 Moby Thesaurus words for "access": Jacksonian epilepsy, Rasputin, Rolandic epilepsy, Svengali, VIP, abdominal epilepsy, accessibility, accession, accretion, accrual, accruement, accumulation, acquired epilepsy, activated epilepsy, addition, adit, admission, admittance, advance, advent, affect epilepsy, afflux, affluxion, aggrandizement, air lock, aisle, akinetic epilepsy, alley, ambulatory, amplification, aperture, apoplexy, appreciation, approach, approachability, approaching, appropinquation, approximation, appulse, arcade, arrest, artery, ascent, attack, attainability, augmentation, autonomic epilepsy, availability, avenue, bad influence, ballooning, big wheel, blaze of temper, bloating, blockage, blowup, boom, boost, broadening, buildup, burst, cardiac epilepsy, channel, cloister, clonic spasm, clonus, colonnade, come-at-ableness, coming, coming near, coming toward, communication, conduit, connection, convulsion, corridor, cortical epilepsy, court, covered way, cramp, crescendo, cursive epilepsy, defile, development, diurnal epilepsy, eclampsia, edema, elevation, eminence grise, enlargement, entrance, entranceway, entree, entry, entryway, epilepsia, epilepsia gravior, epilepsia major, epilepsia minor, epilepsia mitior, epilepsia nutans, epilepsia tarda, epilepsy, epitasis, eruption, exit, expansion, explosion, extension, falling sickness, ferry, fit, five-percenter, flare-up, flood, flowing toward, focal epilepsy, ford, forthcoming, frenzy, friend at court, gain, gallery, gangplank, gangway, getatableness, gettableness, good influence, grand mal, gray eminence, greatening, grip, growth, gush, gust, hall, haute mal, heavyweight, hidden hand, high words, hike, hysterical epilepsy, ictus, imminence, import, importation, importing, in, income, incoming, increase, increment, infiltration, inflation, influence, influence peddler, influencer, ingoing, ingress, ingression, ingroup, inlet, input, insertion, insinuation, intake, interchange, interpenetration, intersection, introduction, introgression, intrusion, jump, junction, key, kingmaker, lane, larval epilepsy, laryngeal epilepsy, laryngospasm, latent epilepsy, leakage, leap, lobby, lobbyist, lockjaw, lords of creation, man of influence, manipulator, matutinal epilepsy, means of access, menstrual epilepsy, mounting, multiplication, musicogenic epilepsy, myoclonous epilepsy, nearing, nearness, nocturnal epilepsy, obtainability, obtainableness, occlusion, oncoming, onset, open arms, open door, open sesame, opening, openness, orgasm, outburst, outlet, overpass, pang, paroxysm, pass, passage, passageway, penetrability, penetration, percolation, perviousness, petit mal, physiologic epilepsy, portico, powers that be, pressure group, procurability, procurableness, productiveness, proliferation, proximation, psychic epilepsy, psychomotor epilepsy, railroad tunnel, raise, reachableness, reception, reflex epilepsy, rise, rotatoria, route, sally, scene, securableness, seepage, seizure, sensory epilepsy, serial epilepsy, sexual climax, sinister influence, snowballing, spasm, special interests, special-interest group, spell, spread, stitch, stoppage, storm, stroke, surge, swelling, taking, tardy epilepsy, tetanus, tetany, the Establishment, throes, thromboembolism, thrombosis, tonic epilepsy, tonic spasm, torsion spasm, traject, trajet, traumatic epilepsy, trismus, tumescence, tunnel, turn, twinge, ucinate epilepsy, underpass, up, upping, upsurge, upswing, uptrend, upturn, very important person, vestibule, visitation, waxing, way, way in, wheeler-dealer, widening, wire-puller
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):

Access 1. An English-like query language used in the Pick operating system. 2. Microsoft Access. (1994-11-08)
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):

ACCESS, persons. Approach, or the means or power of approaching. Sometimes by access is understood sexual intercourse; at other times the opportunity of communicating together so that sexual intercourse may have taken place, is also called access. 1 Turn. & R. 141. 2. In this sense a man who can readily be in company with his wife, is said to have access to her; and in that case, her issue are presumed to be his issue. But this presumption may be rebutted by positive evidence that no sexual intercourse took place. lb. 3. Parents are not allowed to prove non-access, for the purpose of bastardizing the issue of the wife; nor will their declarations be received after their deaths, to prove the want of access, with a like intent. 1 P. A. Bro. R. App. xlviii.; Rep. tem. Hard. 79; Bull. N. P. 113; Cowp. R. 592; 8 East, R. 203; 11 East, R. 133. 2 Munf. R. 242; 3 Munf. R. 599; 7 N. S. 553; 4 Hayw R. 221, 3 Hawks, R 623 1 Ashm. R. 269; 6 Binn. R. 283; 3 Paige's R. 129; 7 N. S. 548. See Shelf. on Mar. & Div. 711; and Paternity.