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Meaning of NESS

Pronunciation:  nes

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a strip of land projecting into a body of water
 

NESS is a 4 letter word that starts with N.

 

 Synonyms: cape
 
 See Also: Cape Fear, Cape Hatteras, Cape Horn, Cape May, Cape of Good Hope, Cape Sable, dry land, earth, ground, land, Lindeness, Naze, solid ground, spit, terra firma, tongue

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Ness\, n. [AS. n[ae]s, ns; akin to Icel. nes, Sw. n["a]s,
    Dan. n[ae]s, and E. nose. [root] 261. See {Nose}.]
    A promontory; a cape; a headland. --Hakluyt.
    
    Note: Ness is frequently used as a suffix in the names of
          places and promontories; as, Sheerness.
    
    
  2. \-ness\ [AS. -ness, -nyss, -nys; akin to OS. -nissi,
    nussi, D. -nis, OHG. -nissa, -nass[=i], -nuss[=i], G. -nis,
    -niss, Goth. -inasus.]
    A suffix used to form abstract nouns expressive of quality or
    state; as, goodness, greatness.
    
    
 

 

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