1. To join side to side; to border; hence, to sail along the coast or side of. So much [of Lapland] as accosts the sea.
2. To approach; to make up to.
3. To speak to first; to address; to greet. Him, Satan thus accosts.
Origin: f. Accoster, LL. Accostare to bring side by side; L. Ad _ costa rib, side. See Coast, and cf. Accoast.