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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Accost  \Ac*cost"\,  v.  i. 
  To  adjoin;  to  lie  alongside.  [Obs.]  ``The  shores  which  to  the 
  sea  accost.''  --Spenser. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Accost  \Ac*cost"\,  n. 
  Address;  greeting.  [R.]  --J.  Morley. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Accost  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  accost 
  v  1:  speak  to  someone  [syn:  {address},  {come  up  to}] 
  2:  offer  one's  body  for  sex  in  return  for  money;  "he  was 
  solicited  by  a  prostitute"  [syn:  {solicit}] 




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