Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Welcome; reception.
  • To gather together; crowd.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb obsolete To gather together; to collect.
  • transitive verb (Naut.) To coil together.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb transitive (obsolete) To gather together; to collect.
  • verb transitive (nautical) To coil together.

Etymologies

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From Old French acoillir "to receive", from Latin ad- + colligere "to collect".

Examples

  • ‘tort’ (= wrong), ‘accoil’ (accuellir), ‘sell’ (= saddle), all occurring in Spenser; with ‘to serr’ (serrer), ‘vive’, ‘reglement’, used all by

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