- (rare) address, Address; greeting.
- (context, transitive) To approach and speak to boldly or aggressively, as with a demand or request.
- (context, transitive, obsolete) To join side to side; to border; hence, to sail along the coast or side of.
Etymology: French accoster, Late Latin accostare to bring side by side; Latin ad + costa rib, side. See coast, and compare accoast.
- So much of Lapland as accosts the sea. - Fuller
- (context, transitive, obsolete) To approach; to make up to - Shakespeare.
- (transitive) To speak to first; to address; to greet.
- Him, Satan thus accosts - Milton
- (context, intransitive, obsolete) To adjoin; to lie alongside
- The shores which to the sea - Spenser
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