(noun, verb)


1. the right to enter

Similar word(s): accession, admission, admittance, entree

Definition categories: attribute, right

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

Definition categories: attribute, right

3. a way of entering or leaving

- he took a wrong turn on the access to the bridge

Similar word(s): approach

Definition categories: man–made, way

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.)

Definition categories: communication, code

5. (computer science) the operation of reading or writing stored information

Definition categories: man–made, operation

6. the act of approaching or entering

- he gained access to the building

Definition categories: act, approach, approaching, coming


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

Definition categories: possession, find, recover, regain, retrieve

2. reach or gain access to

- How does one access the attic in this house?

Definition categories: motion, attain, gain, hit, make, reach

Sentences with access as a verb:

- I can't access most of the data on the computer without a password.