A means of approaching, entering, exiting, communicating with, or making use of: a store with easy access. The ability or right to approach, enter, exit, communicate with, or make use of: has access to the restricted area; has access to classified material. Public access. An increase by addition. An outburst or onset: an access of rage. To obtain access to, especially by computer: used a browser to access a website; accessed her bank account online.