accessory

  • 1 accessory — ac·ces·so·ry also ac·ces·sa·ry /ik se sə rē, ak / n pl ries [Medieval Latin accessorius subordinate matter, accomplice to a crime, from Latin accedere to go to, agree, assent] 1: a person who is not actually or constructively present but with… …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 accessory — ac‧ces‧so‧ry [əkˈsesəri] noun accessories PLURALFORM 1. [countable] something that you add to a machine, tool, car etc so that it can do other things or in order to make it look attractive: • They sell software and computer accessories. • a… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 3 Accessory — may refer to:*Accessory (legal term), a person who assists a criminal but is not present at the crime *Accessory (band), with members Dirk Steyer and Ivo Lottig *Fashion accessory, i.e. an item used to complement a fashion or style *Video game… …

    Wikipedia

  • 4 accessory — [ak ses′ər ē, əkses′ər ē; ] also [ ə ses′ər ē] adj. [ML accessorius < L accessus, pp. of accedere, ACCEDE] 1. extra; additional; helping in a secondary or subordinate way 2. Geol. occurring in minor amounts in a specified rock; nonessential… …

    English World dictionary

  • 5 Accessory — Ac*ces so*ry (#; 277), a. [L. accessorius. See {Access}, and cf. {Accessary}.] Accompanying as a subordinate; aiding in a secondary way; additional; connected as an incident or subordinate to a principal; contributing or contributory; said of… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 accessory — n 1 appurtenance, adjunct, *appendage Analogous words: concomitant, *accompaniment: *addition, accretion, increment 2 accomplice, abettor, *confederate, conspirator Antonyms: principal …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 7 accessory — [n1] ornament; accompanying item; supplementary part accent, addition, adjunct, adornment, appendage, appendix, appliance, appurtenance, attachment, component, decoration, extension, extra, frill, help, supplement, trim, trimming; concept 834 Ant …

    New thesaurus

  • 8 Accessory — Ac*ces so*ry, n.; pl. {Accessories}. 1. That which belongs to something else deemed the principal; something additional and subordinate. The aspect and accessories of a den of banditti. Carlyle. [1913 Webster] 2. (Law) Same as {Accessary}, n.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 9 accessory — (also accessary) ► NOUN (pl. accessories) 1) a thing which can be added to something else to make it more useful, versatile, or attractive. 2) a small article carried or worn to complement a garment. 3) Law a person who helps someone commit a… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 10 accessory — n. accomplice 1) an accessory to (an accessory to a crime) 2) (legal) an accessory before the fact; an accessory after the fact optional equipment 3) auto (AE); matching; skiing; smoking accessories * * * [ək sesərɪ] an accessory after the fact… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 11 accessory — accessary, accessory These two words come by different routes from the same Latin source of our word accede. In AmE, accessory is dominant both as a noun and as an adjective, and it has fast become so now in BrE, although accessary is still used… …

    Modern English usage

  • 12 accessory — Anything which is joined to another thing as an ornament, or to render it more perfect, or which accompanies it, or is connected with it as an incident, or as subordinate to it, or which belongs to or with it. Adjunct or accompaniment Louis… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 13 accessory — Anything which is joined to another thing as an ornament, or to render it more perfect, or which accompanies it, or is connected with it as an incident, or as subordinate to it, or which belongs to or with it. Adjunct or accompaniment Louis… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 14 accessory */*/ — UK [əkˈsesərɪ] / US noun [countable] Word forms accessory : singular accessory plural accessories 1) [usually plural] additional objects, equipment, decorations etc that make something more useful or attractive The book offers advice on choosing… …

    English dictionary

  • 15 accessory — accessorily, adv. accessoriness, n. /ak ses euh ree/, n., pl. accessories, adj. n. 1. a subordinate or supplementary part, object, or the like, used mainly for convenience, attractiveness, safety, etc., as a spotlight on an automobile or a lens… …

    Universalium

  • 16 accessory — In anatomy, denoting certain muscles, nerves, glands, etc. that are auxiliary or supernumerary to some similar, generally more important thing. SYN: accessorius. [L. accessorius, fr. ac cedo, pp. cessus, to move toward] * * * ac·ces·so·ry ik ses… …

    Medical dictionary

  • 17 accessory — noun 1 extra item ADJECTIVE ▪ essential, must have ▪ optional ▪ fashionable, stylish ▪ perfect, ultimate …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 18 accessory — ac|ces|so|ry [ ək sesəri ] noun count ** 1. ) a small thing such as a piece of jewelry or a pair of shoes that you wear with clothes to give them more style 2. ) usually plural additional objects, equipment, decorations, etc. that make something… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 19 accessory — [[t]ækse̱səri[/t]] accessories 1) N COUNT: usu pl Accessories are items of equipment that are not usually essential, but which can be used with or added to something else in order to make it more efficient, useful, or decorative. ...an exclusive… …

    English dictionary

  • 20 accessory — /əkˈsɛsəri / (say uhk sesuhree) noun (plural accessories) 1. a subordinate part or object; something added or attached for convenience, attractiveness, etc., such as a spotlight, heater, driving mirror, etc., for a vehicle. 2. (plural) the… …

    Australian English dictionary