from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- transitive verb To approach and speak to, especially aggressively or insistently, as with a demand or request.
- transitive verb To approach and speak to with the intent of having sex.
from The Century Dictionary.
- To come side by side or face to face with; draw near; approach; make up to.
- To speak to; address.
- To border on; adjoin.
- To adjoin; be adjacent.
- noun The act of accosting; address; salutation.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- intransitive verb obsolete To adjoin; to lie alongside.
- transitive verb obsolete To join side to side; to border; hence, to sail along the coast or side of.
- transitive verb Archaic To approach; to make up to.
- transitive verb To speak to first; to address; to greet.
- noun rare Address; greeting.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- verb transitive To approach and speak to boldly or aggressively, as with a demand or request.
- verb transitive, obsolete To join side to side; to border; hence, to sail along the coast or side of.
- verb transitive, obsolete To approach; to come up to.
- verb transitive To speak to first; to address; to greet.
- verb intransitive, obsolete To adjoin; to lie alongside.
- verb To
- noun rare
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- verb approach with an offer of sexual favors
- verb speak to someone
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
You mistake, knight; 'accost' is front her, board her, woo her, assail her.
BTW, the first two definitions of 'accost' from dictionary. com:
I accost strangers on airplanes to show them how dandy it is to load thousands of pages including this newspaper onto something the size of a shirt cardboard.
Sorry to accost you, but there's something I felt I should tell you, she said, with a concerned expression.
Use private security goons to accost students (who were not, as predicted, permitted to speak);
Well, actually, I chose not to accost people during their dinner, but I did end up asking about 300 people both inside education and outside education what they thought the purpose of public education was.
We also spotted a SUSPICIOUSLY PALE young lady applying for employment, but she MYSTERIOUSLY VANISHED before we could accost her!
Characterizing Jews as cerebral nomads, submissive and victimized by nature, he almost seems to hate and accost them as a means to elicit their retaliation.
They saw him slouch for'ard after breakfast, and, like a mendicant, with outstretched palm, accost a sailor.
But I would daresay that most of us would not go accost a stranger at a party or even someone who knows us well with endless accounts of our kids stories (a blog doesnt count cause you dont have to read it) without so much as a ‘So whats going on in your life?’. toyfoto Said,