from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To approach and speak to boldly or aggressively, as with a demand or request.
- transitive v. To solicit for sex.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To approach and speak to boldly or aggressively, as with a demand or request.
- v. To join side to side; to border; hence, to sail along the coast or side of.
- v. To approach; to come up to.
- v. To speak to first; to address; to greet.
- v. To adjoin; to lie alongside.
- v. To solicit sexually.
- n. Address; greeting.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To join side to side; to border; hence, to sail along the coast or side of.
- transitive v. To approach; to make up to.
- transitive v. To speak to first; to address; to greet.
- intransitive v. To adjoin; to lie alongside.
- n. Address; greeting.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- 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.
- n. The act of accosting; address; salutation.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. approach with an offer of sexual favors
- v. speak to someone
You mistake, knight; 'accost' is front her, board her, woo her, assail her.
BTW, the first two definitions of 'accost' from dictionary. com:
They saw him slouch for'ard after breakfast, and, like a mendicant, with outstretched palm, accost a sailor.
We also spotted a SUSPICIOUSLY PALE young lady applying for employment, but she MYSTERIOUSLY VANISHED before we could accost her!
Sorry to accost you, but there's something I felt I should tell you, she said, with a concerned expression.
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.
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,
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.
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.
Use private security goons to accost students (who were not, as predicted, permitted to speak);