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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 ?
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.
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.
At nine o'clock on such a morning, the place of business of Pubsey and Co.
if we go on in this way, we shall seem to be almost making game of Mr Riah, or of Pubsey and Co.
But whatever you do, Lammle, don't--don't--don't, I beg of you--ever fall into the hands of Pubsey and Co.
Mr Lammle, disclosing some alarm at the solemnity of this affectionate adjuration, demanded why the devil he ever should fall into the hands of Pubsey and Co.
It is a most marvellous happening," Singletree, Darnley & Co.
And promptly as the United States mail could deliver and return, came Singletree, Darnley & Co.
The audacity and unconventionality of the storiettes was a shock to bourgeois morality and prejudice; but when Paris went mad over the immediate translation that was made, the American and English reading public followed suit and bought so many copies that Martin compelled the conservative house of Singletree, Darnley & Co.
It would not, he acknowledged, be a bad speculation for Guest & Co.
He therefore resolved that he would take advantage of that evening's freedom to go down to Clennam and Co.
Ribot: "Evolution of General Ideas," Open Court Co.