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kos

[kohs] /koʊs/
noun, plural kos. (in India)
1.
a unit of land distance of various lengths from 1 to 3 miles (1.6 to 4.8 km).
Also, coss.
Origin
< HindiSanskrit krośa

Kos

[kos, kaws] /kɒs, kɔs/
noun
1.
one of the Greek Dodecanese Islands in the SE Aegean Sea, off the SW coast of Turkey. 111 sq. mi. (287 sq. km).
Also, Cos.
Italian Coo.

KO

[n. key-oh, key-oh; v. key-oh] /n. ˈkeɪˈoʊ, ˈkeɪˌoʊ; v. ˈkeɪˈoʊ/
noun, plural KO's.
1.
a knockout in boxing.
verb (used with object), KO'd, KO'ing.
2.
to knock unconscious, especially in a boxing match; knock out.
Also, K.O. k.o. kayo.
Origin
1920-25; initial letters of knock out
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British Dictionary definitions for kos

kos

/kəʊs/
noun (pl) kos
1.
an Indian unit of distance having different values in different localities. It is usually between 1 and 3 miles or 1 and 5 kilometres Also called coss
Word Origin
from Hindi kōs

Kos

/kɒs/
noun
1.
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)

KO

/ˈkeɪˈəʊ/
verb KO's, KO'ing, KO'd, k.o.'s, k.o.'ing, k.o.'d
1.
a slang term for knock out See knockout
noun (pl) KO's, k.o.'s
2.
a slang term for knockout
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Word Origin and History for kos
n.

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."

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Slang definitions & phrases for kos

KO

modifier

: aKO punch

noun

A knockout; kayo (1922+ Prizefight)

verb

: He KOed six in a row

Related Terms

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ko

Korean

KO

  1. Coca-Cola Co.
  2. knockout
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