: permission, liberty, or ability to enter, approach, or pass to and from a place or to approach or communicate with a person or thing
- Investigators wanted to get access to his home.
- consultants who have easy access to the president
: freedom or ability to obtain or make use of something
- paying for access to the Internet
: a way or means of entering or approaching
- A canal provides access to the river.
- a building that provides wheelchair access [=a way for people in wheelchairs to enter]
: the act or an instance of accessing something
: a fit of intense feeling : outburst
- If it had been in Tito's nature to feel an access of rage, he would have felt it against this bull-faced accomplice.
- —George Eliot
: an increase by addition
- a sudden access of wealth