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Meaning of ACCOST

Pronunciation:  u'kost

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  approach with an offer of sexual favors; "he was solicited by a prostitute"; "The young man was caught soliciting in the park"
  2. [v]  speak to someone

ACCOST is a 6 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: address, come up to, solicit
 See Also: approach, come, come up, greet, offer, recognise, recognize



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Ac*cost"\ (#; 115), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Accosted}; p.
    pr. & vb. n. {Accosting}.] [F. accoster, LL. accostare to
    bring side by side; L. ad + costa rib, side. See {Coast}, and
    cf. {Accoast}.]
    1. To join side to side; to border; hence, to sail along the
       coast or side of. [Obs.] ``So much [of Lapland] as accosts
       the sea.'' --Fuller.
    2. To approach; to make up to. [Archaic] --Shak.
    3. To speak to first; to address; to greet. ``Him, Satan thus
       accosts.'' --Milton.
  2. \Ac*cost"\, v. i.
    To adjoin; to lie alongside. [Obs.] ``The shores which to the
    sea accost.'' --Spenser.
  3. \Ac*cost"\, n.
    Address; greeting. [R.] --J. Morley.
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