Accosting
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. [1913 Webster]

2. To approach; to make up to. [Archaic] --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. To speak to first; to address; to greet. ``Him, Satan thus accosts.'' --Milton. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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