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Meaning of ACCESSORY

Pronunciation:  ak'sesuree

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a supplementary component
  2. [n]  clothing that is worn or carried, but not part of your main clothing
  3. [n]  someone who helps another person commit a crime
  4. [adj]  relating to something that is added but is not essential; "an ancillary pump"; "an adjuvant discipline to forms of mysticism"; "The mind and emotions are auxilliary to each other"

ACCESSORY is a 9 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: accessary, accouterment, accoutrement, adjunct, adjuvant, ancillary, appurtenance, appurtenant, auxiliary, subsidiary, supplement, supportive
 See Also: abetter, abettor, accessory after the fact, accessory before the fact, accessory during the fact, apparel, article of clothing, auto accessory, belt, clothes, clothing, collaborator, component, computer accessory, confederate, constituent, criminal, crook, cut-in, element, felon, fitting, fixings, furnishings, henchman, insert, malefactor, outlaw, partner in crime, trappings, trimmings, vesture, wear, wearing apparel



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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 persons and
    things, and, when of persons, usually in a bad sense; as, he
    was accessory to the riot; accessory sounds in music.
    Note: Ash accents the antepenult; and this is not only more
          regular, but preferable, on account of easiness of
          pronunciation. Most orho["e]pists place the accent on
          the first syllable.
    Syn: Accompanying; contributory; auxiliary; subsidiary;
         subservient; additional; acceding.
  2. \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.
    2. (Law) Same as {Accessary}, n.
    3. (Fine Arts) Anything that enters into a work of art
       without being indispensably necessary, as mere ornamental
       parts. --Elmes.
    Syn: Abettor; accomplice; ally; coadjutor. See {Abettor}.
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