[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.
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]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: the right to enter [syn: entree, access, accession,
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
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 (30 December 2018):
1. An English-like query language used in the
Pick operating system.
2. Microsoft Access.
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.