- a unit of land distance of various lengths from 1 to 3 miles (1.6 to 4.8 km).
Origin of kos
- one of the Greek Dodecanese Islands in the SE Aegean Sea, off the SW coast of Turkey. 111 sq. mi. (287 sq. km).
or K.O., k.o., kay·o
- a knockout in boxing.
- to knock unconscious, especially in a boxing match; knock out.
Origin of KO
Related Words for kosimpact, bump, concussion, shock, punch, slap, jolt, stroke, jab, kick, uppercut, whipping, drubbing, rout, annihilation, debacle, conquest, beating, trouncing, blow
Examples from the Web for kos
Contemporary Examples of kos
“More and Better Democrat” declared The Daily Kos in a headline.DINO Hunting: Netroots vs. Steve Israel
February 28, 2014
So had MoveOn, Daily Kos, Chris Hayes, Paul Krugman, and the editorial page of The New York Times.Rising Left in the Democratic Party Killed Larry Summers' Fed Chair Chances
September 16, 2013
Anyway, as Jed Lewison notes at Kos, strike one, strike two...the handwriting is on the wall.Strike Two on the Hastert Rule
January 16, 2013
In that way, it resembles other progressive institutions—Daily Kos, Center for American Progress—born during the Bush years.You Gotta do What You Gotta Do
July 13, 2012
I guess, like this Daily Kos diarist, that our children are 41 percent lazier than they were a decade ago.And Now For Something Completely Different
June 26, 2012
Historical Examples of kos
Consider this, measuring three kos in your mind along the Amritsar Road.The Eyes of Asia
Some of the kos mnrs on the old Mughal roads were over 30ft.The Bbur-nma in English
Babur, Emperor of Hindustan
Think how far thou art on the road—an hundred kos from Lahore already.'
We will go very softly, perhaps a kos a day, for the Search is sure.
We have come hundreds upon hundreds of kos already, and, till now, I have scarcely been alone with thee an instant.
- 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
- 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)
- a slang term for knock outSee knockout
- a slang term for knockout
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."