- easy to approach, reach, enter, speak with, or use.
- that can be used, entered, reached, etc.: an accessible road; accessible ruins.
- obtainable; attainable: accessible evidence.
- open to the influence of (usually followed by to): accessible to bribery.
Origin of accessible
Examples from the Web for accessible
Which is bad, because we all have an investment in making college affordable and accessible to everyone.The Student Loan Crisis That Isn’t About Kids at Harvard
November 30, 2014
But the site is incompatible with special screen reading software that would make it accessible to blind readers.TEDx Talks Have a Disability Problem—but This Incredible Young Woman Is Working to Change That
November 5, 2014
Gardens can be designed to be accessible and interesting to people of all levels of abilities.Magical Gardens for the Blind, Deaf, and Disabled
October 22, 2014
Travel with lofty purpose really began when it was accessible only to a small and privileged class with unlimited time to travel.Obama’s Extravagant Summer Break? More Like, America’s Vacation-Deficit Disorder
August 10, 2014
Women do so, experts say, because the diet has been made so accessible that it now seems like the popular thing to do.The Gluten-Free Diet Has Two Faces
May 6, 2014
The kind of renown most accessible and acceptable to mediocrity.The Devil's Dictionary
"Accessible in two hundred years, all right," insisted Dick serenely.The Forest
Stewart Edward White
When sober, he was accessible, conversable, and devoid of pride.Beaux and Belles of England
He had first of all to build 350 miles of railroad to make the spot at all accessible.Herbert Hoover
All parts are then exposed, and accessible for inspection and repairs.The Automobile Storage Battery
O. A. Witte
- easy to approach, enter, use, or understand
- accessible to likely to be affected by; open to; susceptible to
- obtainable; available
- easy for disabled people to enter or use
- logic (of a possible world) surveyable from some other world so that the truth value of statements about it can be known. A statement possibly p is true in a world W if and only if p is true in some worlds accessible to W
Word Origin and History for accessible
c.1400, "affording access," from Middle French accessible, from Late Latin accessibilis, verbal adjective from Latin accessus "a coming near, approach" (see access (n.)). Meaning "easy to reach" is from 1640s; Of art or writing, "able to be readily understood," 1961 (a term not needed in the years before writing or art often deliberately was made not so).