Associations to the word «Accessory»


ACCESSORY, adjective. 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.
ACCESSORY, adjective. (legal) Assisting a crime without actually participating in committing the crime itself.
ACCESSORY, adjective. Present in a minor amount, and not essential.
ACCESSORY, noun. Something that belongs to part of another main thing; something additional and subordinate, an attachment.
ACCESSORY, noun. (fashion) An article that completes one's basic outfit, such as a scarf or gloves.
ACCESSORY, noun. (legal) A person who is not present at a crime, but contributes to it as an assistant or instigator.
ACCESSORY, noun. (art) Something in a work of art without being indispensably necessary, for example solely ornamental parts.
ACCESSORY AFTER THE FACT, noun. (legal) A person who assists or protects someone wanted by the police in connection with a crime.
ACCESSORY BEFORE THE FACT, noun. (legal) one who commands or counsels an offense, not being present at its commission.
ACCESSORY BREATHING, noun. A manner of breathing in an organism that supplements or temporarily replaces the principal manner of breathing.
ACCESSORY CLOUD, noun. (meteorology) a small cloud formation which is found attached to, or close by, a major cloud of one of the cloud genera, which is responsible for its formation.
ACCESSORY CLOUDS, noun. Plural of accessory cloud
ACCESSORY EQUIPMENT, noun. Any nonexpendable item of equipment which has been fixed in place or attached to a craft, vehicle or other equipment, but which may be severed or removed without impairing the item removed or affecting the basic function of the object to which it is fastened.
ACCESSORY FRUIT, noun. (botany) A fruit which includes tissue not derived from the ovary but from some adjacent tissue, as for instance, a strawberry.
ACCESSORY FRUITS, noun. Plural of accessory fruit
ACCESSORY MINERAL, noun. (mineralogy) any mineral that is present in small amounts in a rock, but is not considered to be characteristic of the rock
ACCESSORY MINERALS, noun. Plural of accessory mineral
ACCESSORY NERVE, noun. (medical) (physiology) The 11th cranial nerves of higher vertebrates, controlling the pharynx, and the muscles of the upper chest and shoulders.
ACCESSORY NERVES, noun. Plural of accessory nerve
ACCESSORY PIGMENT, noun. (botany) Any non-chlorophyll pigment present in a chloroplast that helps to absorb light but send all the energy to a chlorophyll.
ACCESSORY SHOE, noun. (photography) A clip or track on a camera that allows for accessories to be attached.
ACCESSORY SHOES, noun. Plural of accessory shoe

Dictionary definition

ACCESSORY, noun. Clothing that is worn or carried, but not part of your main clothing.
ACCESSORY, noun. A supplementary component that improves capability.
ACCESSORY, noun. Someone who helps another person commit a crime.
ACCESSORY, adjective. Aiding and abetting in a crime; "he was charged with being accessory to the crime".
ACCESSORY, adjective. Furnishing added support; "an ancillary pump"; "an adjuvant discipline to forms of mysticism"; "The mind and emotions are auxiliary to each other".

Wise words

We should have a great fewer disputes in the world if words were taken for what they are, the signs of our ideas only, and not for things themselves.
John Locke