Adjective "access" definition and examples

(Access may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈaksɛs/

Definitions and examples

noun

The means or opportunity to approach or enter a place.
  1. 'wheelchair access'
  2. 'A Sligo woman has called for wheelchair access to all election booths after she wasn't able to vote on Friday.'
  3. 'There is plumbing for a washing machine, and a side door provides access to the garden.'
  4. 'A side gate provides vehicular access to the west facing back garden which is paved and gravelled for easy maintenance.'
  5. 'Now a £12,000 lift is being installed to allow wheelchair access to the garden.'
  6. 'A covered side entrance provides access to the large walled rear garden, which also has an outside toilet.'
  7. 'Each new shop with two levels will have an elevator, while there will be wheelchair access to the 14-screen cinema.'
  8. 'Two side entrances offer access to the front and rear landscaped gardens.'
  9. 'She used the wheelchair access to bring a buggy onto the strand but needed someone to physically lift the buggy onto the beach.'
  10. 'More than 70 tonnes of waste and spoil were taken from the site to achieve the levels required for wheelchair access to all parts of the garden.'
  11. 'As well as the Tree House, there is full wheelchair access to the garden, shop, garden café and toilets.'
  12. 'awards to help people gain access to training'
  13. 'It's right and proper that teachers have access to the full process of judicial review, which by its thorough nature, will take time.'
  14. 'Women have the right to divorce, inherit property, conduct business and have access to knowledge.'
  15. 'But the report dismisses claims that Leeds is swamped by asylum seekers who have access to a wide range of benefits.'
  16. 'He said across the country as few as one per cent of all those who could benefit from such care have access to it.'
  17. 'It is not a policy issue as to whether people should have access to water or not, people are naturally entitled to have access.'
  18. 'Indian farmers are often indebted and credit constrained and do not have access to chemicals at the right point in time.'
  19. 'In particular, it recommends that all children should have access to publicly funded education from the age of three.'
  20. 'A benefit of this is that most sailors will now have access to more courses than those associated with their billet.'
  21. 'These sections entitle everyone to have access to health care services provided by the state within its available resources.'
  22. 'If the common people have access to those technologies, do you know what they will do?'
  23. 'In 1536 she died at Kimbolton House; she was in considerable pain due to cancer and had been denied access to her only daughter.'
  24. 'And now that this has happened, they insist that they have some right to have access to him.'
  25. 'Arising out of this Hernon was denied access to his daughter for three years.'
  26. 'Another parent was one of two fathers who was denied access to their children for years.'
  27. 'He was released in August, but remained suspended from the exercise of his offices and was denied access to the Queen.'
  28. 'He was denied access to a solicitor for 24 hours, but his solicitor did not in fact see him until the day after the expiry of this period.'
  29. 'While held in Camp Delta, he was denied access to a lawyer and quizzed by the British Secret Service.'
  30. 'Hishamudin ruled that their detention was unlawful and done in bad faith as they were denied access to family members and lawyers.'
  31. 'The group Human Rights in China reported in May that Gao was being denied access to her attorneys.'
  32. 'Most applications for access come from estranged fathers.'
  33. 'Kujinga, who was initially denied access to his client, was finally allowed to see her by mid-afternoon.'
  34. 'The window typically is narrow, only about 128MB or so, and any accesses to physical memory outside this window are not remapped.'
  35. 'If we now call overbroad subpoenas an unauthorized access, then unwanted e-mail is a trespass.'
  36. 'Memory data accesses are hundreds of times faster than disk.'
  37. 'The problem lies in conflicting accesses to a block of memory by both the AGP processor and the CPU.'
  38. 'Virtual Interface Architecture is a new method or establishing application-to-application remote memory accesses over a network.'
  39. 'The MM reads the page table entry and uses the VMA to find out whether the memory access is legal or not.'
  40. 'For these applications, threads are needed to provide concurrent accesses to shared data.'
  41. 'In theory the larger cache improves performance because there is a reduction in the number of physical accesses to the disk.'
  42. 'This provides minimal memory consumption, but accesses take more time due to the page faults handling.'
  43. 'Even an experienced programmer might have a hard time tracking down bugs caused by invalid accesses, overflowing writes, accesses to dead memory, memory leaks and the like.'
  44. 'access television'
  45. 'The evolution of access broadcasting has produced a different kind of anxiety.'
An attack or outburst of an emotion.
  1. 'And in the afternoon, we saw a man who had strangled his girlfriend in her parents' house, also in an access of jealousy.'

verb

Approach or enter (a place)
  1. 'People who live on the village's Main Street and part of York Road will be charged to access the grassed areas of common land that front their homes.'
  2. 'The adjoining family room is accessed via a short flight of steps and can also be entered from the front garden.'
  3. 'All of the apartments are entered via D' Olier Street and are accessed via an impressive marble entrance lobby.'
  4. 'The dining room is accessed from this wing via the kitchen.'
  5. 'The living and dining room are also accessed via steps from the hallway.'
  6. 'You may say ‘but they have a right to use these roads to access their fields’.'
  7. 'The site is accessed via the Dunmore Road and is around two miles from the city centre.'
  8. 'People were encouraged to use public transport and the park-and-ride facility at Black Ash to access the city.'
  9. 'The school fears the sports pitches would be damaged if the machinery accessed the site via the main school entrance.'
  10. 'In addition a large number of people need to access the town centre on a daily basis.'
Obtain or retrieve (computer data or a file)
  1. 'After glancing at his watch he flipped on the computer and tried to access some old files.'
  2. 'If the Linux machine can access the remote files, all archiving is done with the zip command.'
  3. 'In an attempt to clean out old and/or unnecessary files, I accessed my Winzip files.'
  4. 'The benefits of remotely accessing your PC from the road are numerous, but the bottom line is that it enables you to use your computer from the road like you never left home.'
  5. 'The lack of protection means that e-mails and sensitive computer files can be accessed by hackers using little more than a laptop and an antenna.'
  6. 'When the user accesses the file, online archiving retrieves that data twice as fast as it was compressed.'
  7. 'Suppliers also get the benefit of accessing the database to find out what operators are selling in different parts of the country.'
  8. 'Also in the menu is the status on Open Files, just showing what files are currently being accessed on the NAS and who is accessing them.'
  9. 'So my poor server is trying to make big changes while lots and lots and lots of people are trying to access it.'
  10. 'Therefore, when Windows accesses this file the next time, it must look in multiple locations on your hard drive to retrieve the individual file.'

More definitions

1. the ability, right, or permission to approach, enter, speak with, or use; admittance: They have access to the files.

2. the state or quality of being approachable: The house was difficult of access.

3. a way or means of approach: The only access to the house was a rough dirt road.

4. Theology. approach to God through Jesus Christ.

5. an attack or onset, as of a disease.

6. a sudden and strong emotional outburst.

7. accession.

8. public-access television. verb (used

More examples(as adjective)

"services can be access."

"users can be access."

"technologies can be access."

"systems can be access."

"handsets can be access."

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Origin

Middle English (in the sense ‘sudden attack of illness’): from Latin accessus, from the verb accedere ‘to approach’ (see accede). access (sense 1 of the noun) is first recorded in the early 17th century.