• Portrait of Signor Costa
    Portrait of Signor Costa
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n costa any of the 12 pairs of curved arches of bone extending from the spine to or toward the sternum in humans (and similar bones in most vertebrates)
    • n costa a riblike part of a plant or animal (such as a middle rib of a leaf or a thickened vein of an insect wing)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The country of Costa Rica does not have an army.
    • Costa (Anat) A rib of an animal or a human being.
    • Costa (Bot) A rib or vein of a leaf, especially the midrib.
    • Costa (Zoöl) One of the riblike longitudinal ridges on the exterior of many corals.
    • Costa (Zoöl) The anterior rib in the wing of an insect.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n costa In anatomy: [L.] A rib.
    • n costa A border or side of something: specifically applied to the three borders or costæ of the human scapula or shoulder-blade—the superior or coracoid, the posterior or vertebral, and the anterior or axillary.
    • n costa A ridge on something, giving it a ribbed appearance.
    • n costa In zoöl.: In entomology: A broad, elevated longitudinal line or ridge on a surface. The anterior border of an insect's wing, extending from the base to the apex or outer angle. Hence— The space on the wing bordering the anterior margin. The costal or anterior vein.
    • n costa In conchology, the ridge or one of the ridges of a shell.
    • n costa In Actinozoa, an external vertical ridge marking the site of a septum within.
    • n costa In Crinoidea, a row of plates succeeding the inferior or basal portion of the cup.
    • n costa In botany, a rib or primary vein; a midrib or midnerve of a leaf or frond.
    • n costa In Ctenophora, one of the eight meridional rows of swimming-plates.
    • n costa In Hydrozoa, one of the protective branches which form the walls of an open basketwork inclosing the gonangia, as in the corbula of Aglaophenia.
    • n costa The ridge of the sucker of a tapeworm.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L., rib. See Coast


In literature:

Venezuela, Costa Rica, etc., only 10c.
"Harper's Round Table, August 13, 1895" by Various
Venezuela, Costa Rica, etc., only 10c.
"Harper's Round Table, August 20, 1895" by Various
Venezuela, Costa Rica, etc., only 10c.
"Harper's Round Table, August 27, 1895" by Various
Venezuela, Costa Rica, etc., only 10c.
"Harper's Round Table, September 3, 1895" by Various
Venezuela, Costa Rica, etc., only 10c.
"Harper's Round Table, September 10, 1895" by Various
Costa did not go, and Masini returned to Italy in great wrath.
"Famous Singers of To-day and Yesterday" by Henry C. Lahee
On his return to England in 1853 Costa got him engagements in the leading orchestras.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 4" by Various
Costa Rica has a history of absorbing interest.
"The Complete Club Book for Women" by Caroline French Benton
He found poor Gissler in a Costa Rican port, became interested in his wrongs, and promptly supported his claims.
"The Book of Buried Treasure" by Ralph D. Paine
They were taught by Costa, and they are always asked wherever they go.
"Roland Cashel Volume I (of II)" by Charles James Lever

In news:

Cruise Costa Concordia Lies Off Shore In Isola del Giglio ,Tuscany after running into huge rocks underwater.
A photograph taken early January 14, 2012 of the Costa Concordia after the cruise ship with more than 4,000 people on board ran aground and keeled over off the Isola del Giglio, and Italian island.
Brian Costa/The Star-Ledger David Wright fields a grounder at third during a workout Wednesday morning.
Indian summer heat lingers in Contra Costa, yet it is the wet season on the Pacific Coast of Mexico.
Costa Rica's coffee farmers find another way to grind out a profit.
As Costa Rica's coffee sales falter, farmers are turning to tours of their farms and production process to plump up their profits from this waning cash crop.
Anton Segerstrom comments on the new Azulon at Mesa Verde housing complex project during a groundbreaking ceremony in Costa Mesa on Thursday.
Costa Rica Cruises Past Guadeloupe in Gold Cup.
Alvaro Saborio scored two goals and Costa Rica advanced to the Gold Cup semifinals for the first time since 2003, beating Guadeloupe 5-1 Sunday in the first sporting event played at the new Cowboys Stadium.
Espectacular pez q se pesco con carnada viva en playa mansanillo el jobo Costa Rica.
COSTA MESA, Calif.—A private investigator says he set up a sting operation for a Costa Mesa councilman in the run-up to a contentious local election.
Costa Mesa Councilman Righeimer and union talk reconciliation.
The Triangle in Costa Mesa nearly ready to make debut knight, harriman , black, pizza, triangle, bar, space, street, parking, open.
National Park Service Director Jonathan B Jarvis will join students from the Front Range of Colorado and as far away as Costa Rica in a 24-hour BioBlitz to count species that live in Rocky Mountain National Park.
Hearses , and hearse -inspired vehicles, will roll at the OC Marketplace in Costa Mesa on Sunday, Oct 28.

In science:

Note that even though a precise characterization of Costa’s dirty-paper channel is well known , the proposed approximate characterization establishes a framework for studying side-information problems via the deterministic approach.
Secret Writing on Dirty Paper: A Deterministic View
An M dwarf star most likely at a distance of ∼ 3 kpc is also indicated (Credit: Costa et al. 1997, van Paradijs et al.
Statistical Analysis of the Observable Data of Gamma-Ray Bursts
The extrapolation backward well matches the average flux detected with WFC during the last part of the GRB (Credit: Costa et al. 1997).
Statistical Analysis of the Observable Data of Gamma-Ray Bursts
Atlas Collaboration, J. B. G. da Costa et. al., Search for squarks and gluinos using final states with jets and missing transverse momentum with the ATLAS detector in sqrt(s) = 7 TeV proton-proton col lisions, 1102.5290. 29.
Tools for extracting new physics in events with missing transverse momentum
Costa et al. quantified complexity by a measure called multiscale entropy and observed that the complexity of postural sway dynamics in elderly sub jects with a history of falls is lower compared to that of both young sub jects as well as elderly sub jects without a history of falls .
The Emergence of Modularity in Biological Systems