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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun accessory:

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Definition of the noun accessory

What does accessory mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: accessories

  1. clothing that is worn or carried, but not part of your main clothing
  2. a supplementary component that improves capability
  3. someone who helps another person commit a crime

Alternative definition of the noun accessory


  1. That which belongs to something else deemed the principal; something additional and subordinate, an attachment.
  2. An article that completes one's basic outfit, such as a scarf or gloves.
  3. [legal] One who, not being present, contributes as an assistant or instigator to the commission of an offense.
  4. [context: fine arts] Anything that enters into a work of art without being indispensably necessary, as mere ornamental parts.

Definition of the adjective accessory

What does accessory mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: more accessory / most accessory

  1. aiding and abetting in a crime
    • example: he was charged with being accessory to the crime
    • synonym of accessory: accessary
    • similar: supportive
  2. furnishing added support

Alternative definition of the adjective accessory


  1. Having a secondary, supplementary or subordinate function by accompanying as a subordinate; aiding in a secondary way; being additional; being connected as an incident or subordinate to a principal; contributing or being 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.
  2. [context: legal] Assisting a crime without actually participating in committing the crime itself.


Who is Accessory?

Accessory is a German synthpop/electro-industrial group consisting of Dirk Steyer and Ivo Lottig. They have toured with other groups, including Hocico, And One, Terminal Choice.

Phrases with Accessory

Phrases starting with the word Accessory:

  1. Accessory cloud
  2. accessory fruit
  3. accessory nerve
  4. Accessory Mineral
  5. Accessory Breathing
  6. Accessory Equipment
  7. accessory cephalic vein
  8. accessory after the fact
  9. accessory vertebral vein
  10. accessory before the fact
  11. accessory during the fact
  12. accessory hemiazygos vein
  13. accessory hemiazygous vein

Phrases ending with the word Accessory:

  1. auto accessory
  2. spinal accessory
  3. computer accessory

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Accessory

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Google previewClinical Therapeutics (1885)

Lectures in Practical Medicine : the Treatment of Nervous Diseases, of General Diseases, and of Fevers by Dujardin-Beaumetz

Here the dietetic regimen is far the most important, all other modes of treatment being accessory means whose real value is often more or less debatable.

Google previewA Dictionary of Entomology (2011)

ACCESSORY CARINA Orthoptera: Lateral Carinae on face; AC sometimes diagnostically important or taxonomically useful. ACCESSORY CELL 1. A wing cell not commonly present in a group of insects; AC in some Orders occurs in definite ...

Google previewOrthopaedic Dictionary (1994)

by Stanley Hoppenfeld, Michael S. Zeide

An accessory bone of the foot located between the proximal ends of the first and second metatarsals. Os intermetatarseum Os Odontoideum (os/o-don'toid-e'um) (n.) An accessory ossicle of ...

Google previewDictionary of Human Neuroanatomy (2012)

by Martin C. Hirsch

Accessory hemiazygos vein Vessels 3 TA Latin: V. hemiazygos accessoria TA English: Accessory hemi-azygos vein Accessory hemiazygos vein and hemiazygos vein together enter the azygos vein. The catchment area of the hemiazygos vein ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Security Management (2007)

by John Fay

An accessory before the fact is a person who, before the ...

Google previewThe Cabinet Lawyer, or a popular digest of the Laws of England ... with the criminal law. Also, a dictionary of law terms, etc. With a preface signed J. W., i.e. John Wade (1830)

by J. W.

An accessory before the fact is one who, being absent at the time of the crime committed, procures or counsels another to commit a crime; and it is an offence greater than the accessory after; and, therefore, in many cases, as in murder, ...

Google previewDictionary of plant sciences (including horticulture) (1989)

by L. L. Somani

Accessory (M.L. accessorius= an additional appendage). Something aiding or contributing iin a secondary way, such as buds in addition to the main axillary bud. Accessory Bud. An additional bud; a bud in addition to the axillary bud.

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Quotes about Accessory

A child develops individuality long before he develops taste. I have seen my kid straggle into the kitchen in the morning with outfits that need only one accessory an empty gin bottle. (Erma Bombeck)
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Scrabble value of A1C3C3E1S1S1O1R1Y4

The value of this 9-letter word is 16 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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