accosted"Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)"
Accosted Ac*cost"ed, a. (Her.)
Supported on both sides by other charges; also, side by side.
"Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)"
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.