verb (used with object)
- accepting house,
- access broker,
- access charge,
- access code,
- access course,
- access land
Origin of access
Examples from the Web for access
Have you tried to access the research that your tax dollars finance, almost all of which is kept behind a paywall?
Can they determine that individual citizens should not have access to rights provided by the Constitution?The Back Alley, Low Blow-Ridden Fight to Stop Gay Marriage in Florida Is Finally Over|Jay Michaelson|January 5, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The official spoke on condition of anonymity so as not to harm future access to those embattled communities.
The added charge for access to hotel Wi-Fi is not only exploitative but increasingly irrelevant.How ‘Ethical’ Hotel Chain Marriott Gouges Guests in the Name of Wi-Fi Security|Kyle Chayka|December 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
That in itself was a huge innovation, but de Silva says access to markets is still a problem for everyone.
Suddenly Michael felt an access of shyness, as if he had been surprised when he thought himself private.Michael|E. F. Benson
It is uninhabited, save by an elderly man and woman who act as caretakers; but even these have no access to the room.The Ghost World|T. F. Thiselton (Thomas Firminger Thiselton) Dyer
The Library, the first one to which he had had access, wasn't so bad.Rough-Hewn|Dorothy Canfield
Differences had again arisen with the King of France.176 Henry was seized with an access of devotion.Life of Thomas Becket|Henry Hart Milman
For forty days Flamininus lingered, hoping to find some path which would give him access to the enemy's quarters.Cato Maior de Senectute|Marcus Tullius Cicero
Word Origin for access
early 14c., "an attack of fever," from Old French acces "onslaught, attack; onset (of an illness)" (14c.), from Latin accessus "a coming to, an approach," noun use of past participle of accedere "approach" (see accede). The later senses are directly from Latin. Meaning "an entrance" is from c.1600. Meaning "habit or power of getting into the presence of (someone or something)" is from late 14c.
1962, originally in computing, from access (n.). Related: Accessed; accessing.