Origin of cos1
- Trigonometry, Mathematics. cosine.
- one of the Greek Dodecanese Islands in the SE Aegean Sea, off the SW coast of Turkey. 111 sq. mi. (287 sq. km).
- cash on shipment.
Examples from the Web for cos
"Burn a Bush cos' for peace he no push no button," he said during an HBO Def Poetry appearance in 2007.The Rap on the White House
May 11, 2011
But they couldn't, you know, cos the pain in my back was too bad.
Him knows there's five, for him can count up to five, 'cos five's just as old as him is going to be.The Adventures of Herr Baby
"Or perhaps he is waiting for Cos to come up," said another.For the Liberty of Texas
He spoke in halting syllables of Cos, the language of the inner planets!Creatures of Vibration
"'Cos why, you don't shout loud enuff," explained the bigger girl.Little Pollie
Gertrude P. Dyer
- a variety of lettuce with a long slender head and crisp leavesUsual US and Canadian name: romaine Compare cabbage lettuce
- a variant spelling of Kos
- Chief of Staff
- 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
- 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)
Word Origin and History for cos
measure of distance in India (about 2 miles), from Hindi kos, from Sanskrit krosah, literally "a call, a shout;" thus, "distance within which a man's shout can be heard."
- Abbreviation of cosine