adjective ac·ces·si·ble \ik-ˈse-sə-bəl, ak-, ek-\

Definition of accessible

  1. 1a :  capable of being reached a remote region accessible by rail; also :  being within reach fashions at accessible pricesb :  easy to speak to or deal with a friendly, accessible boss

  2. 2 :  capable of being used or seen :  available information that should be accessible to everyone The collection is not currently accessible.

  3. 3 :  capable of being understood or appreciated the author's most accessible stories an accessible film

  4. 4 :  capable of being influenced :  open people who are accessible to new ideas


play \-ˌse-sə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun


play \-ˈse-sə-bəl-nəs\ noun


play \-blē\ adverb

Examples of accessible in a sentence

  1. The inn is accessible by train and bus.

  2. The mall is accessible from the highway.

  3. It is a fascinating and accessible book.

Origin and Etymology of accessible

see 1access

First Known Use: 15th century

ACCESSIBLE Defined for Kids


adjective ac·ces·si·ble \ak-ˈse-sə-bəl\

Definition of accessible for Students

  1. 1 :  able to be reached The resort is accessible by train.

  2. 2 :  able to be used or obtained The book is accessible in your school library.

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up accessible? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).