cos

1
[ kos, kaws ]
/ kɒs, kɔs /

noun

Origin of cos

1
1690–1700; after Kos, where it originated

Definition for cos (2 of 6)

cos2

Trigonometry, Mathematics. cosine.

Definition for cos (3 of 6)

Cos
[ kos, kaws ]
/ kɒs, kɔs /

noun

Definition for cos (4 of 6)

Kos

or Cos

[ kos, kaws ]
/ kɒs, kɔs /

noun

one of the Greek Dodecanese Islands in the SE Aegean Sea, off the SW coast of Turkey. 111 sq. mi. (287 sq. km).
Italian Coo.

Definition for cos (5 of 6)

cos.

companies.
counties.

Definition for cos (6 of 6)

C.O.S.

or c.o.s.


cash on shipment.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for cos

British Dictionary definitions for cos (1 of 6)

cos1

cos lettuce

/ (kɒs) /

noun

a variety of lettuce with a long slender head and crisp leavesUsual US and Canadian name: romaine Compare cabbage lettuce

Word Origin for cos

C17: named after Kos, the Aegean island of its origin

British Dictionary definitions for cos (2 of 6)

cos2
/ (kɒz) /

abbreviation for

cosine

British Dictionary definitions for cos (3 of 6)

Cos
/ (kɒs) /

noun

a variant spelling of Kos

British Dictionary definitions for cos (4 of 6)

COS

abbreviation for

Chief of Staff

British Dictionary definitions for cos (5 of 6)

kos
/ (kəʊs) /

noun plural kos

an Indian unit of distance having different values in different localities. It is usually between 1 and 3 miles or 1 and 5 kilometresAlso called: coss

Word Origin for kos

from Hindi kōs

British Dictionary definitions for cos (6 of 6)

Kos

Cos

/ (kɒs) /

noun

an island in the SE Aegean Sea, in the Greek Dodecanese Islands: separated from SW Turkey by the Kos Channel; settled in ancient times by Dorians and became famous for literature and medicine. Pop: 30 947 (2001). Area: 282 sq km (109 sq miles)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Science definitions for cos

cos

Abbreviation of cosine
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary Copyright © 2011. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.