1. To join side to side; to border; hence, to sail along the coast or side of. "So much [of Lapland] as accosts the sea."

2. To approach; to make up to.

3. To speak to first; to address; to greet. "Him, Satan thus accosts."

Origin: F. Accoster, LL. Accostare to bring side by side; L. Ad + costa rib, side. See Coast, and cf. Accoast.

(01 Mar 1998)

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