Accosted - (imp. & p. p.) of Accost
Accosting - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Accost
Accost - (v. t.) To join side to side; to border; hence, to sail along
the coast or side of.
Accost - (v. t.) To approach; to make up to.
Accost - (v. t.) To speak to first; to address; to greet.
Accost - (v. i.) To adjoin; to lie alongside.
Accost - (n.) Address; greeting.
Accostable - (a.) Approachable; affable.
Accosted - (a.) Supported on both sides by other charges; also, side by
Alecost - (n.) The plant costmary, which was formerly much used for
Bicostate - (a.) Having two principal ribs running longitudinally, as a
Coccosteus - (n.) An extinct genus of Devonian ganoid fishes, having the
broad plates about the head studded with berrylike tubercles.
Costing - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Cost
Costa - (n.) A rib of an animal or a human being.
Costa - (n.) A rib or vein of a leaf, especially the midrib.
Costa - (n.) The anterior rib in the wing of an insect.
Costa - (n.) One of the riblike longitudinal ridges on the exterior of
Costage - (n.) Expense; cost.
Costal - (a.) Pertaining to the ribs or the sides of the body; as, costal
Costal - (a.) Relating to a costa, or rib.
Costal-nerved - (a.) Having the nerves spring from the midrib.
Costard - (n.) An apple, large and round like the head.
Costard - (n.) The head; -- used contemptuously.
Costardmonger - (n.) A costermonger.
Costate - (a.) Alt. of Costated
Costated - (a.) Having ribs, or the appearance of ribs; (Bot.) having one
or more longitudinal ribs.
Costean - (v. i.) To search after lodes. See Costeaning.
Costeaning - (n.) The process by which miners seek to discover metallic
lodes. It consist in sinking small pits through the superficial
deposits to the solid rock, and then driving from one pit to another
across the direction of the vein, in such manner as to cross all the
veins between the two pits.
Costellate - (a.) Finely ribbed or costated.
Coster - (n.) One who hawks about fruit, green vegetables, fish, etc.
Costermonger - (n.) An apple seller; a hawker of, or dealer in, any kind
of fruit or vegetables; a fruiterer.
Costiferous - (a.) Rib-bearing, as the dorsal vertebrae.
Costive - (a.) Retaining fecal matter in the bowels; having too slow a
motion of the bowels; constipated.
Costive - (a.) Reserved; formal; close; cold.
Costive - (a.) Dry and hard; impermeable; unyielding.
Costively - (adv.) In a costive manner.
Costiveness - (n.) An unnatural retention of the fecal matter of the
Costiveness - (n.) Inability to express one's self; stiffness.
Costless - (a.) Costing nothing.
Costlewe - (a.) Costly.
Costliness - (n.) The quality of being costy; expensiveness;
Costly - (a.) Of great cost; expensive; dear.
Costly - (a.) Gorgeous; sumptuous.
Costmary - (n.) A garden plant (Chrysanthemum Balsamita) having a strong
balsamic smell, and nearly allied to tansy. It is used as a pot herb
and salad plant and in flavoring ale and beer. Called also alecost.
Costotome - (n.) An instrument (chisel or shears) to cut the ribs and
open the thoracic cavity, in post-mortem examinations and dissections.
Costrel - (n.) A bottle of leather, earthenware, or wood, having ears by
which it was suspended at the side.
Costume - (n.) Dress in general; esp., the distinctive style of dress of
a people, class, or period.
Costume - (n.) Such an arrangement of accessories, as in a picture,
statue, poem, or play, as is appropriate to the time, place, or other
circumstances represented or described.
Costume - (n.) A character dress, used at fancy balls or for dramatic
Costumer - (n.) One who makes or deals in costumes, as for theaters,
fancy balls, etc.
Crebricostate - (a.) Marked with closely set ribs or ridges.
Curvicostate - (a.) Having bent ribs.
Discost - (v. i.) Same as Discoast.
Ecostate - (a.) Having no ribs or nerves; -- said of a leaf.
Flexicostate - (a.) Having bent or curved ribs.
Intercostal - (a.) Between the ribs; pertaining to, or produced by, the
parts between the ribs; as, intercostal respiration, in which the chest
is alternately enlarged and contracted by the intercostal muscles.
Laticostate - (a.) Broad-ribbed.
Malacosteon - (n.) A peculiar disease of the bones, in consequence of
which they become softened and capable of being bent without breaking.
Malacostomous - (a.) Having soft jaws without teeth, as certain fishes.
Malacostraca - (n. pl.) A subclass of Crustacea, including Arthrostraca
and Thoracostraca, or all those higher than the Entomostraca.
Malacostracan - (n.) One of the Malacostraca.
Malacostracology - (n.) That branch of zoological science which relates
to the crustaceans; -- called also carcinology.
Malacostracous - (a.) Belonging to the Malacostraca.
Multicostate - (a.) Having numerous ribs, or costae, as the leaf of a
plant, or as certain shells and corals.
Needscost - (adv.) Of necessity.
Overcostly - (a.) Too costly.
Pentecost - (n.) A solemn festival of the Jews; -- so called because
celebrated on the fiftieth day (seven weeks) after the second day of
the Passover (which fell on the sixteenth of the Jewish month Nisan);
-- hence called, also, the Feast of Weeks. At this festival an offering
of the first fruits of the harvest was made. By the Jews it was
generally regarded as commemorative of the gift of the law on the
fiftieth day after the departure from Egypt.
Pentecost - (n.) A festival of the Roman Catholic and other churches in
commemoration of the descent of the Holy Spirit on the apostles; which
occurred on the day of Pentecost; -- called also Whitsunday.
Pentecostal - (a.) Of or pertaining to Pentecost or to Whitsuntide.
Pentecostals - (n. pl.) Offerings formerly made to the parish priest, or
to the mother church, at Pentecost.
Pentecoster - (n.) An officer in the Spartan army commanding fifty men.
Pentecosties - (pl. ) of Pentecosty
Pentecosty - (n.) A troop of fifty soldiers in the Spartan army; --
called also pentecostys.
Quadricostate - (a.) Having four ribs.
Sternocostal - (a.) Of or pertaining to the sternum and the ribs; as, the
Subcostal - (a.) Situated below the costas, or ribs; as, the subcostal
Subcostal - (n.) A subcostal muscle.
Subcostal - (n.) One of the principal nervures of the wings of an insect.
It is situated next beneath or behind the costal. See Nervure.
Supracostal - (a.) Situated above, or on the outside of, the ribs.
Thoracostraca - (a.) An extensive division of Crustacea, having a dorsal
shield or carapec/ //niting all, or nearly all, of the thoracic somites
to the head. It includes the crabs, lobsters, shrimps, and similar
Tricostate - (a.) Three-ribbed; having three ribs from the base.
Triplicostate - (a.) Three-ribbed.
Unicostate - (a.) Having a single rib or strong nerve running upward from
the base; -- said of a leaf.