ac·​ces·​si·​ble ik-ˈse-sə-bəl How to pronounce accessible (audio)
: capable of being reached
a remote region accessible by rail
also : being within reach
fashions at accessible prices
: easy to speak to or deal with
a friendly, accessible boss
: capable of being used or seen : available
information that should be accessible to everyone
The collection is not currently accessible.
: capable of being understood or appreciated
the author's most accessible stories
an accessible film
: capable of being influenced : open
people who are accessible to new ideas
: easily used or accessed by people with disabilities : adapted for use by people with disabilities
accessible bathrooms/doorways/seating/parking
Councilwoman Deborah Gross introduced legislation Tuesday that would prioritize accessible entryways, common areas, restrooms and communications facilities—in that order—when city businesses undergo major physical updates.Adam Smeltz
accessibility noun
accessibleness noun
accessibly adverb

Examples of accessible in a Sentence

The inn is accessible by train and bus. The mall is accessible from the highway. It is a fascinating and accessible book.
Recent Examples on the Web Its remote beaches, some of which are accessible only by boat, were filled with sun-bathing tourists on Friday. Chris Pandolfo, Fox News, 7 June 2024 The hotel is designed and built in compliance with local accessibility standards, with one accessible room available. Lindsay Cohn, Travel + Leisure, 6 June 2024 The GitHub user’s profile is no longer accessible, but as of Wednesday, online search results remain. Huo Jingnan, NPR, 6 June 2024 That album and the handful of supporting shows maintained the defining qualities that made the dB’s exemplars of smart, arty yet accessible pop. Bill Kopp, SPIN, 6 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for accessible 

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Word History


Middle English accessyble, borrowed from Middle French & Late Latin; Middle French accessible, borrowed from Late Latin accessibilis, from Latin accessus (past participle of accēdere "to approach") + -ibilis -ible — more at accede

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Time Traveler
The first known use of accessible was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Accessible.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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ac·​ces·​si·​ble ik-ˈses-ə-bəl How to pronounce accessible (audio)
: capable of being reached
a resort accessible by train or bus
: capable of being used, seen, or known : obtainable
accessible information
accessibility noun
accessibly adverb

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