or coss

[ kohs ]
/ koʊs /

noun, plural kos. (in India)

a unit of land distance of various lengths from 1 to 3 miles (1.6 to 4.8 km).


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Origin of kos

< Hindi ≪ Sanskrit krośa

Definition for kos (2 of 3)


or Cos

[ kos, kaws ]
/ kɒs, kɔs /


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 kos (3 of 3)


or K.O., k.o., kay·o

[ noun key-oh, key-oh; verb key-oh ]
/ noun ˈkeɪˈoʊ, ˈkeɪˌoʊ; verb ˈkeɪˈoʊ /

noun, plural KO's.

a knockout in boxing.

verb (used with object), KO'd, KO'ing.

to knock unconscious, especially in a boxing match; knock out.

Origin of KO

First recorded in 1920–25; initial letters of knock out
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British Dictionary definitions for kos (1 of 3)

/ (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 kos (2 of 3)



/ (kɒs) /


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)

British Dictionary definitions for kos (3 of 3)



/ (ˈkeɪˈəʊ) /

verb KO's, KO'ing, KO'd, k.o.'s, k.o.'ing or k.o.'d

a slang term for knock outSee knockout

noun plural KO's or k.o.'s

a slang term for knockout
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