What does the word access mean?

Usage examples for access

  1. But suppose you cannot obtain access to the queen mother, madame? – Marguerite de Valois by Alexandre Dumas
  2. The servants, of course, have access to this room? – Malcolm Sage, Detective by Herbert George Jenkins
  3. In the centre was a trap- door which gave access to a hollow space beneath. – Shakespeare's Bones by C. M. Ingleby