noun, plural ac·ces·so·ries.
- Also called accessory before the fact.a person who, though not present during the commission of a felony, is guilty of having aided and abetted another, who committed the felony.
- Also called accessory after the fact.a person who knowingly conceals or assists another who has committed a felony.Compare principal(def 9b).
- accession number,
- accessory adrenal,
- accessory apartment,
- accessory bud,
- accessory cell,
- accessory cephalic vein
Origin of accessory
Examples from the Web for accessories
The accessories—necklaces, rings, and sandals—will also definitely come into play.Meet Your New Sleeping Beauty: Elle Fanning on ‘Maleficent,’ Brangelina, and Summer Style|Marlow Stern|May 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Beyond his contributions, Romand had to re-create all of the needed pieces in her atelier, as well as all of the accessories.Unauthorized ‘Saint Laurent’ Biopic: Quel Scandale!|Liza Foreman|May 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The heaps of gifted and hand-me-down pink frilly clothes and accessories grew far faster than we were able to sort and store them.
Other winners include Nicholas Kirkwood for footwear and accessories design, Erdem for womenswear, and Acne for menswear.British Vogue Taps John Galliano as Guest Fashion Editor; Christopher Bailey Wins WGSN's Hall of Fame Award|The Fashion Beast Team|October 31, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Beyond the dress, Beyoncé's hair, makeup, and accessories coordinate perfectly.Riccardo Tisci Styled a Car Wreck for CR Fashion Book; Beyoncé Reveals Stylish Prom Picture|The Fashion Beast Team|October 2, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The goat, the sheaf of corn, the Spanish pack-saddle, all the accessories are painted with Flemish accuracy.The Story of Seville|Walter M. Gallichan
All the accessories, both in incident and figure, are good, and it is almost superfluous to praise the last canto.Sir Walter Scott|George Saintsbury
The accessories of copper-plate engravers, especially the so-called cover varnish, were quite unknown to me.The Invention of Lithography|Alois Senefelder
But I proposed to her to walk a little before she sat down and she took my arm after I had put her accessories into the chair.
She wanted the protection of her room, of quiet, of the accessories to mental peace.The Letter of the Contract|Basil King
noun plural -ries
Word Origin for accessory
also accessary, early 15c. as a legal term in the criminal sense of "one aiding in a crime;" also "that which is subordinate to something else," from Late Latin accessorius, from accessor, agent noun from accedere (see access (n.)). Attested from 1896 as "woman's smaller articles of dress," hence accessorize.
1550s, "subordinate," from Late Latin accessorius, from accessor, agent noun from accedere (see access (n.)). Meaning "aiding in crime" is from c.1600.