ALL meanings of accessory

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  • adjective accessory assisting in or having knowledge of an act, esp a crime 3
  • adjective accessory extra; additional; helping in a secondary or subordinate way 3
  • adjective accessory occurring in minor amounts in a specified rock; nonessential 3
  • adjective accessory acting as an accessory; helping in an unlawful act 3
  • noun accessory something extra; thing added to help in a secondary way 3
  • noun accessory an article worn or carried to complete one's costume, as purse, gloves, etc. 3
  • noun accessory a piece of optional equipment for convenience, comfort, appearance, etc. 3
  • noun accessory a person who, though absent, helps another to break or escape the law; accomplice 3
  • countable noun accessory 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. 3
  • countable noun accessory Accessories are articles such as belts and scarves which you wear or carry but which are not part of your main clothing. 3
  • countable noun accessory If someone is guilty of being an accessory to a crime, they helped the person who committed it, or knew it was being committed but did not tell the police. 3
  • adjective accessory You can use accessory to describe something which is part of an activity or process, but not the most essential or important part of it. 3
  • noun accessory a supplementary part or object, as of a car, appliance, etc 3
  • noun accessory a small accompanying item of dress, esp of women's dress 3
  • noun accessory a person who incites someone to commit a crime or assists the perpetrator of a crime, either before or during its commission 3
  • adjective accessory supplementary; additional; subordinate 3
  • noun accessory equipment: extra item 1
  • noun accessory law: sb who aids a crime 1
  • noun accessory clothing: adornment 1
  • noun plural accessory 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 cover on a camera. 1
  • noun plural accessory an article or set of articles of dress, as gloves, earrings, or a scarf, that adds completeness, convenience, attractiveness, etc., to one's basic outfit. 1
  • noun plural accessory Law. Also called accessory before the fact. a person who, though not present during the commission of a felony, is guilty of having aided and abetted another, who committed the felony. Also called accessory after the fact. a person who knowingly conceals or assists another who has committed a felony. Compare principal (def 9b). 1
  • noun plural accessory Anatomy. accessory nerve. 1
  • adjective accessory contributing to a general effect; supplementary; subsidiary. 1
  • adjective accessory Law. giving aid as an accessory. 1
  • adjective accessory Petrography. (of a mineral) being present in small amounts in a rock and having no bearing on the classification of the rock, as zircon in granite. 1
  • noun accessory A thing that can be added to something else in order to make it more useful, versatile, or attractive. 1
  • noun accessory Something that belongs to part of another main thing; something additional and subordinate, an attachment. 0
  • noun accessory (fashion) An article that completes one's basic outfit, such as a scarf or gloves. 0
  • noun accessory (law) A person who is not present at a crime, but contributes to it as an assistant or instigator. 0
  • noun accessory (art) Something in a work of art without being indispensably necessary, for example solely ornamental parts. 0
  • adjective accessory 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. 0
  • adjective accessory (law) Assisting a crime without actually participating in committing the crime itself. 0
  • adjective accessory Present in a minor amount, and not essential. 0
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