ETYM French accčs, Latin accessus, from accedere. Related to Accede.
1. The right to enter
2. A way of entering or leaving; SYN. approach.
3. The act of approaching or entering.
4. The right to obtain or make use of or take advantage of something (as services or membership).
ETYM Old Fren. ele, French aile, wing, wing of a building, Latin ala, contr. from axilla.
(Homonym: I'll, isle).
1. A long narrow passage (as in a cave or woods).
2. Part of a church divided laterally from the nave proper by rows of pillars or columns.
3. Passageway between seating areas as in an auditorium or passenger vehicle or between areas of shelves of goods as in stores; SYN. gangway.
In church architecture, usually the areas running parallel to the nave, lying between it and the outer walls. In larger churches, the choir and transepts may be aisled; double aisles running between rows of columns may also be a feature.
ETYM French arcade, Spanish arcada, Late Lat. arcata, from Latin arcus bow, arch.
1. A covered passageway; often between streets with shops or stalls.
2. A structure composed of a series of arches supported by columns; SYN. colonnade.
1. A long arched building or gallery.
2. An arched covered passageway or avenue (as between shops).
3. A series of arches with their columns or piers.
4. An amusement center having coin-operated games.
A passageway between buildings or giving access to a basement.
A sunken space affording access, air, and light to a basement.
breach / briːtʃ /
ETYM Old Eng. breke, breche, AS. brice, gebrice, gebrece (in comp.), from brecan to break; akin to Dan. braek, Mid. High Germ. breche, gap, breach. Related to Break, Brake (the instrument), Brack a break.
(Irregular plural: breaches).
1. A failure to perform some promised act or obligation.
2. An opening (especially a gap in a dike or fortification).
ETYM Old Eng. chanel, canel, Old Fren. chanel, French chenel, from Latin canalis. Related to Canal.
1. A relatively narrow body of water linking two larger bodies; SYN. sound.
2. A path over which electrical signals can pass; SYN. transmission channel.
3. (Often plural) A means of communication or access; SYN. communication channel, line.
1. A path or link through which information passes between two devices. A channel can be either internal or external to a microcomputer.
2. In communications, a medium for transferring information. Depending on its type, a communications channel can carry information (data, sound, and/or video) in either analog or digital form. A communications channel can be a physical link, such as the cable connecting two stations in a network, or it can consist of some electromagnetic transmission on one or more frequencies within a bandwidth in the electromagnetic spectrum, as in radio and television, or in optical, microwave, or voice-grade communication. Also called: circuit, line. See also analog, band, bandwidth, digital, electromagnetic spectrum, frequency.
3. A single color within a digital color space. For example, the rgb color space contains three channels—red, green, and blue—and all colors within the rgb color space are created with a combination of one or more of those three color channels. In cmyk there are four channels—cyan, magenta, yellow, and black. Color management and graphics applications rely on control and manipulation of individual color channels. See also color space.
ETYM Latin ductus a leading, conducting, conduit, from ducere, ductum, to lead. Related to Duke, Douche.
1. A bodily passage or tube conveying a secretion or other substance; SYN. canal, channel.
2. A continuous tube formed by a row of elongated cells lacking intervening end walls.
3. An enclosed conduit for a fluid.
ETYM Old Fren. entrance, from Old Fren. and French entrant, p. pr. of entrer to enter. Related to Enter.
1. A movement into or inward; SYN. entering.
2. Something that allows entry or exit; SYN. entranceway, entryway, entry, entree.
3. The act of entering; SYN. entering, entry, ingress, incoming.
gangway / ɡæŋweɪ /
A temporary passageway of planks (as over mud on a building site).
either of the sides of the upper deck of a ship
gate / ɡeɪt /
1. A circuit with several inputs but only one output that can be activated by particular combinations of inputs.
2. A door-like movable barrier in a fence or wall.
3. Total admission receipts at a sports event.
(Irregular plural: meatuses)
A natural body passageway.
Passage of the body.
Opening of a passage or canal
neck / nek /
1. The part of a garment near the neck.
2. A narrow elongated projecting strip of land.
3. A cut of meat from the neck of an animal.
1. An open or empty space in or between things; SYN. gap.
2. A vacant or unobstructed space
3. A ceremony accompanying the start of some enterprise.
4. Opportunity especially for employment or promotion
5. The act of opening something
6. The first performance (as of a theatrical production); SYN. opening night, curtain raising.
7. The initial part of the introduction
8. Becoming open or being made open
ETYM French, from Latin orificium; os, oris, a mouth + facere to make. Related to Oral, and Fact.
Opening for entrance or exit.
An aperture or hole opening into a bodily cavity; SYN. opening.
An opening (as a vent, mouth, or hole) through which something may pass.
outlet / aʊtlet /
1. A connector, usually mounted on a wall, where an electrical plug may be inserted.
2. The place or opening by which anything is let out; a passage out; an exit; a vent.
ETYM Cf. French pas, and passe, from passer to pass. Related to Pass.
(Irregular plural: passes).
1. A document indicating permission to do something without restrictions; SYN. laissez passer.
2. A permit to enter or leave a military installation; SYN. liberty chit.
3. Any authorization to pass or go somewhere; SYN. passport.
4. (Military) A written leave of absence.
5. A complementary (free) ticket.
6. The location in a range of mountains of a geological formation that is lower than the surrounding peaks; SYN. mountain pass, notch.
7. One complete cycle of operations (as by a computer).
8. A difficult juncture; SYN. head, straits.
9. A flight or run by an aircraft over a target.
10. A bad or difficult situation or state of affairs; SYN. strait, straits.
11. (Sports) The act of throwing the ball to another member of one's team; SYN. toss, flip.
12. A football play that involves one player throwing the ball to a teammate; SYN. passing play, passing game, passing.
ETYM French passage. Related to Pass.
1. A path or channel through or along which someone or something may pass.
2. A path or channel or duct through or along which something may pass; SYN. passageway.
3. The act of passing something to another person; SYN. handing over.
4. A short section of a text or a musical composition; SYN. musical passage.
5. The act of passing from one stage to the next; SYN. transition.
6. A process of passing from one place or stage to another; SYN. passing.
7. A journey usually by ship; SYN. transit.
In music, a nontechnical term referring to a length of music of unfixed duration, but usually a short section, which is characterized by a single melodic or textural feature.
runway / rʌnwe /
1. A beaten path made by animals; a passageway for animals
2. A paved strip of ground on a landing field for the landing and takeoff of aircraft
3. A narrow platform from a stage into an auditorium; a platform along which models walk in a fashion show
4. The area or path along which a jumper, pole vaulter, or javelin thrower runs
5. A strip of level paved ground where planes can take off and land.
thoroughfare / θɝːofer /
ETYM AS. thurhfaru.
A public road from one place to another.
throughput / θruːpʊt /
1. The data transfer rate of a network, measured as the number of bits per second transmitted.
2. A measure of the data processing rate in a computer system.
The amount passing through a system from input to output (especially of a computer program over a period of time).
transit / trænzət /
ETYM Latin transitus, from transire to go over: cf. French transit. Related to Transient.
In astronomy, the passage of a smaller object across the visible disc of a larger one. Transits of the inferior planets occur when they pass directly between the Earth and the Sun, and are seen as tiny dark spots against the Sun's disc.
Other forms of transit include the passage of a satellite or its shadow across the disc of Jupiter and the passage of planetary surface features across the central meridian of that planet as seen from Earth. The passage of an object in the sky across the observer's meridian is also known as a transit.
1. The act of passing; passage through or over.
2. The act or process of causing to pass; transportation.
3. A line or route of passage or transportation.
4. An instrument resembling a theodolite, used by surveyors and engineers to measure angles.
1. The act of traveling by foot; SYN. walking.
2. The act of walking somewhere.
3. Manner of walking; SYN. manner of walking.
4. A slow gait of a horse in which two feet are always on the ground.
5. A path set aside for walking; SYN. walkway, paseo, sidewalk.
ETYM Old Eng. wey, way, as. weg.
(Homonym: weigh, whey).
1. A course of conduct; SYN. path, way of life.
2. A general category of things; used in the expression.
3. A journey or passage.
4. A portion of something divided into shares.
5. Any road or path affording passage from one place to another.
6. Doing as one pleases or chooses.
7. The condition of things generally; or.
8. The property of distance in general; (colloquial); SYN. ways.