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Definitions of accost

  1. speak to someone Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. approach with an offer of sexual favors; "he was solicited by a prostitute"; "The young man was caught soliciting in the park" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. To join side to side; to border; hence, to sail along the coast or side of. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To approach; to make up to. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. To speak to first; to address; to greet. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. To adjoin; to lie alongside. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Address; greeting. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. To speak to first; to salute; to greet; to address. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9. To speak first to: to address. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  10. To speak first to; address. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. To draw near to and address; to salute. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  12. To speak first to; to address or salute. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  13. ak-kost', v.t. to speak first to: to address.--ns. ACCOST', ACCOST'ING (obs.), address: greeting.--adj. ACCOST'ABLE, easy of access. [O. Fr. acoster--Low L. accost[=a]re, to be side by side--L. ad, to, costa, a side.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  14. Make up to and address, open conversation with. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  15. Greeting, opening remark. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  16. solicit Concise Oxford Dictionary
  17. [L.] Now meaning to address, had an earlier meaning, to adjoin ; at the shore, land accosts the sea. So (Her. ) Accosted or Cottised, said of a bend, etc. , when placed between cottises, or narrow bends. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy

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