- To adjoin to lay alongside
- To join sideways to border ergo to sail over the shore or side of
- talk to someone
- approach with a provide of sexual favors
- To join sideways; to border; thus, to sail along the shore or side of.
- To approach; in order to make around.
- To speak to very first; to address; to greet.
- To adjoin; to rest along with.
- Address; greeting.
1570s, from center French accoster "move to," from Italian accostare or straight from Late Latin accostare "show up to the side," from Latin ad- "to" (see ad-) + costa "rib, part" (see coastline (letter.)). The first notion is of fleets of warships attacking an enemy's shore. Related: Accosted; accosting.
(v. t.) To join laterally; to edge; hence, to sail along the coast or side of.
- (v. t.) To approach; to help make to.
- (v. t.) To speak to initially; to address; to greet.
- (v. i.) To adjoin; to rest along with.
- (n.) Address; greeting.