|Origin:||acces 'arrival', from Latin accessus 'approach', from accedere; ACCEDE|
ac‧cess1 S3 W1 [uncountable]
the right to enter a place, use something, see someone etc
how easy or difficult it is for people to enter a public building, to reach a place, or talk to someone
We're trying to improve access for disabled visitors.
a villa with easy access to the sea
the way you use to enter a building or reach a place:
Access is by means of a small door on the right.
Access to the restrooms is through the foyer.
to have a car, computer etc that you can use
5SCL British English
the legal right to see and spend time with your children, a prisoner, an official etc:
My ex-husband has access to the children once a week.
to succeed in entering a place or in seeing someone or something:
The police managed to gain access through an upstairs window.