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Cos

 (kŏs, kôs)
See Kos.

cos 1

 (kôs, kŏs)
n.

[After Cos (Kos).]

cos 2

abbr.
cosine

cos

(kɒs) or

cos lettuce

n
(Plants) a variety of lettuce with a long slender head and crisp leaves. Usual US and Canadian name: romaine Compare cabbage lettuce
[C17: named after Kos, the Aegean island of its origin]

cos

(kɒz)
abbreviation for
(Mathematics) cosine

Cos

(kɒs)
n
(Placename) a variant spelling of Kos

COS

abbreviation for
(Military) Chief of Staff

cos

(kɒs, kɔs)

n.
[1690–1700; after Kos, where it originated]

cos

cosine.

Cos

(kɒs, kɔs)

n.

cos.

1. companies.
2. counties.

cos

Abbreviation of cosine
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cos - ratio of the adjacent side to the hypotenuse of a right-angled triangle
circular function, trigonometric function - function of an angle expressed as a ratio of the length of the sides of right-angled triangle containing the angle
2.cos - lettuce with long dark-green leaves in a loosely packed elongated headcos - lettuce with long dark-green leaves in a loosely packed elongated head
lettuce - leaves of any of various plants of Lactuca sativa
Translations

cos

1 [kɒs] N (Brit) (also cos lettuce) → lechuga f romana

cos

1 abbr of cosinecos

cos

2
n (also cos lettuce)Romagnasalat m, → römischer Salat m
References in classic literature ?
And those that held Nisyrus, Crapathus, and Casus, with Cos, the city of Eurypylus, and the Calydnian islands, these were commanded by Pheidippus and Antiphus, two sons of King Thessalus the son of Hercules.
In the island of Cos, for instance, the democracy was subverted by the wickedness of the demagogues, for the nobles entered into a combination with each other.
Lu and lo, Bradley knew to mean man and woman; ata; was employed variously to indicate life, eggs, young, reproduction and kindred subject; cos was a negative; but in combination they were meaningless to the European.
KERGUELEN, MARK BOAT reports last call from Cymena freighter(Gayer Tong Huk & Co.
We remain, sir, "Your most ob'nt ser'ts, "HOGGS, FROGS, BOGS, & CO.
The manuscript was revised around 1803 and sold to a London publisher, Crosbie & Co.
Well, if you really want to know, I got them from Gelder & Co.
At the end of three working years, two of which were spent in high school and the university and one spent at writing, and all three in studying immensely and intensely, I was publishing stories in magazines such as the "Atlantic Monthly," was correcting proofs of my first book (issued by Houghton, Mifflin Co.
Mango herself, of the great house of Mango, Plantain, and Co.
He therefore resolved that he would take advantage of that evening's freedom to go down to Clennam and Co.
At nine o'clock on such a morning, the place of business of Pubsey and Co.
It would not, he acknowledged, be a bad speculation for Guest & Co.