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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Access \Ac*cess"\ (#; 277), n. [F. acc[`e]s, L. accessus, fr.
     accedere. See Accede.]
     1. A coming to, or near approach; admittance; admission;
        accessibility; as, to gain access to a prince.
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              I did repel his letters, and denied
              His access to me.                     --Shak.
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     2. The means, place, or way by which a thing may be
        approached; passage way; as, the access is by a neck of
        land. "All access was thronged." --Milton.
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     3. Admission to sexual intercourse.
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              During coverture, access of the husband shall be
              presumed, unless the contrary be shown.
                                                    --Blackstone.
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     4. Increase by something added; addition; as, an access of
        territory. [In this sense accession is more generally
        used.]
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              I, from the influence of thy looks, receive
              Access in every virtue.               --Milton.
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     5. An onset, attack, or fit of disease.
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              The first access looked like an apoplexy. --Burnet.
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     6. A paroxysm; a fit of passion; an outburst; as, an access
        of fury. [A Gallicism]
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  access
      n 1: the right to enter [syn: entree, access, accession,
           admission, admittance]
      2: the right to obtain or make use of or take advantage of
         something (as services or membership)
      3: a way of entering or leaving; "he took a wrong turn on the
         access to the bridge" [syn: access, approach]
      4: a code (a series of characters or digits) that must be
         entered in some way (typed or dialed or spoken) to get the
         use of something (a telephone line or a computer or a local
         area network etc.) [syn: access, access code]
      5: (computer science) the operation of reading or writing stored
         information [syn: access, memory access]
      6: the act of approaching or entering; "he gained access to the
         building"
      v 1: obtain or retrieve from a storage device; as of information
           on a computer
      2: reach or gain access to; "How does one access the attic in
         this house?"; "I cannot get to the T.V. antenna, even if I
         climb on the roof" [syn: access, get at]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  299 Moby Thesaurus words for "access":
     Jacksonian epilepsy, Rasputin, Rolandic epilepsy, Svengali, VIP,
     abdominal epilepsy, accessibility, accession, accretion, accrual,
     accruement, accumulation, acquired epilepsy, activated epilepsy,
     addition, adit, admission, admittance, advance, advent,
     affect epilepsy, afflux, affluxion, aggrandizement, air lock,
     aisle, akinetic epilepsy, alley, ambulatory, amplification,
     aperture, apoplexy, appreciation, approach, approachability,
     approaching, appropinquation, approximation, appulse, arcade,
     arrest, artery, ascent, attack, attainability, augmentation,
     autonomic epilepsy, availability, avenue, bad influence,
     ballooning, big wheel, blaze of temper, bloating, blockage, blowup,
     boom, boost, broadening, buildup, burst, cardiac epilepsy, channel,
     cloister, clonic spasm, clonus, colonnade, come-at-ableness,
     coming, coming near, coming toward, communication, conduit,
     connection, convulsion, corridor, cortical epilepsy, court,
     covered way, cramp, crescendo, cursive epilepsy, defile,
     development, diurnal epilepsy, eclampsia, edema, elevation,
     eminence grise, enlargement, entrance, entranceway, entree, entry,
     entryway, epilepsia, epilepsia gravior, epilepsia major,
     epilepsia minor, epilepsia mitior, epilepsia nutans,
     epilepsia tarda, epilepsy, epitasis, eruption, exit, expansion,
     explosion, extension, falling sickness, ferry, fit, five-percenter,
     flare-up, flood, flowing toward, focal epilepsy, ford, forthcoming,
     frenzy, friend at court, gain, gallery, gangplank, gangway,
     getatableness, gettableness, good influence, grand mal,
     gray eminence, greatening, grip, growth, gush, gust, hall,
     haute mal, heavyweight, hidden hand, high words, hike,
     hysterical epilepsy, ictus, imminence, import, importation,
     importing, in, income, incoming, increase, increment, infiltration,
     inflation, influence, influence peddler, influencer, ingoing,
     ingress, ingression, ingroup, inlet, input, insertion, insinuation,
     intake, interchange, interpenetration, intersection, introduction,
     introgression, intrusion, jump, junction, key, kingmaker, lane,
     larval epilepsy, laryngeal epilepsy, laryngospasm, latent epilepsy,
     leakage, leap, lobby, lobbyist, lockjaw, lords of creation,
     man of influence, manipulator, matutinal epilepsy, means of access,
     menstrual epilepsy, mounting, multiplication, musicogenic epilepsy,
     myoclonous epilepsy, nearing, nearness, nocturnal epilepsy,
     obtainability, obtainableness, occlusion, oncoming, onset,
     open arms, open door, open sesame, opening, openness, orgasm,
     outburst, outlet, overpass, pang, paroxysm, pass, passage,
     passageway, penetrability, penetration, percolation, perviousness,
     petit mal, physiologic epilepsy, portico, powers that be,
     pressure group, procurability, procurableness, productiveness,
     proliferation, proximation, psychic epilepsy, psychomotor epilepsy,
     railroad tunnel, raise, reachableness, reception, reflex epilepsy,
     rise, rotatoria, route, sally, scene, securableness, seepage,
     seizure, sensory epilepsy, serial epilepsy, sexual climax,
     sinister influence, snowballing, spasm, special interests,
     special-interest group, spell, spread, stitch, stoppage, storm,
     stroke, surge, swelling, taking, tardy epilepsy, tetanus, tetany,
     the Establishment, throes, thromboembolism, thrombosis,
     tonic epilepsy, tonic spasm, torsion spasm, traject, trajet,
     traumatic epilepsy, trismus, tumescence, tunnel, turn, twinge,
     ucinate epilepsy, underpass, up, upping, upsurge, upswing, uptrend,
     upturn, very important person, vestibule, visitation, waxing, way,
     way in, wheeler-dealer, widening, wire-puller
  
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  Access
  
     1.  An English-like query language used in the
     Pick operating system.
  
     2.  Microsoft Access.
  
     (1994-11-08)
  

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  ACCESS, persons. Approach, or the means or power of approaching. Sometimes
  by access is understood sexual intercourse; at other times the opportunity
  of communicating together so that sexual intercourse may have taken place,
  is also called access. 1 Turn. & R. 141.
       2. In this sense a man who can readily be in company with his wife, is
  said to have access to her; and in that case, her issue are presumed to be
  his issue. But this presumption may be rebutted by positive evidence that no
  sexual intercourse took place. lb.
       3. Parents are not allowed to prove non-access, for the purpose of
  bastardizing the issue of the wife; nor will their declarations be received
  after their deaths, to prove the want of access, with a like intent. 1 P. A.
  Bro. R. App. xlviii.; Rep. tem. Hard. 79; Bull. N. P. 113; Cowp. R. 592; 8
  East, R. 203; 11 East, R. 133. 2 Munf. R. 242; 3 Munf. R. 599; 7 N. S. 553;
  4 Hayw R. 221, 3 Hawks, R 623 1 Ashm. R. 269; 6 Binn. R. 283; 3 Paige's R.
  129; 7 N. S. 548. See Shelf. on Mar. & Div. 711; and Paternity.
  
  

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