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English noun: access

1. access (attribute) the right to enter


Synonymsaccession, admission, admittance, entree


Broader (hypernym)right


Narrower (hyponym)door

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


Broader (hypernym)right

3. access (artifact) a way of entering or leaving


SamplesHe took a wrong turn on the access to the bridge.


Synonymsapproach


Broader (hypernym)way


Narrower (hyponym)entrance, entranceway, entree, entry, entryway

4. access (communication) 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.)


Synonymsaccess code


Broader (hypernym)code


Narrower (hyponym)back door, backdoor

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


Synonymsmemory access


Broader (hypernym)operation


Narrower (hyponym)disk access


Domain categorycomputer science, computing

6. access (act) the act of approaching or entering


SamplesHe gained access to the building.


Broader (hypernym)approach, approaching, coming


Narrower (hyponym)back door, backdoor


English verb: access

1. access (possession) obtain or retrieve from a storage device; as of information on a computer


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)find, recover, regain, retrieve


Narrower (hyponym)address, log in, log on, log-in


Domain categorycomputer science, computing

2. access (motion) reach or gain access to


SamplesHow does one access the attic in this house?.
I cannot get to the T.V. antenna, even if I climb on the roof.


Synonymsget at


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)arrive at, attain, gain, hit, make, reach









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