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.

 

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Ac*cost", v. i.

To adjoin; to lie alongside.

[Obs.] "The shores which to the sea accost."

Spenser.

 

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Ac*cost", n.

Address; greeting.

[R.]

J. Morley.

 

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