3 definitions found
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) :
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
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]
From WordNet (r) 1.6 :
n 1: the right to enter [syn: entree, 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: approach]
4: (computer science) the operation of reading or writing
stored information [syn: memory access]
5: 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 [syn: get at]
From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (15Feb98) :
1. An English-like query language used in the
Pick operating system.
2. Microsoft Access.
(08 Nov 1994)