verb (used with object)
Origin of access
Related Words for accessesentry, connection, approach, entrance, door, key, introduction, route, ingress, admittance, passage, course, contact, way, in, path, avenue, road, entree
Examples from the Web for accesses
Historical Examples of accesses
Accesses of anger an still noted, during which he is very vulgar.Pedagogical Anthropology
These accesses of strength are sometimes the sign of the death agony.Les Misrables
But when we are in a fever, have the sun and moon any influence upon the accesses of it, in its days of crisis?A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 6 (of 10)
Franois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
Raymond had prayed to God, in some of his accesses of fanaticism, that he might suffer martyrdom in his holy cause.Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions
Increasing age gave to these accesses of malady a character of danger, which she already began to remark with deep anxiety.The Daltons, Volume I (of II)
Charles James Lever
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.