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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

nessnɛs(n.)

  1. a headland; promontory; cape.

Origin of ness:

bef. 900; ME -nes(se) (in place names), in part continuing OE næs, in part < ON nes

-ness

  1. a suffix attached to adjectives and participles, forming abstract nouns denoting quality and state (and often, by extension, something exemplifying a quality or state): darkness; goodness; obligingness; preparedness.

    Category: Affix

Origin of -ness:

ME, OE -nes, -nis, c. OHG -nessi, Go -nassus; suffix orig. *-assus; -n- by false division of words with adj. and ptp. stems ending in -n-; cf. OE efnes (later efen-nys) evenness

Nessnɛs(n.)

  1. Loch,a lake in SW Scotland, near Inverness. 23 mi. (37 km) long.

    Category: Geography (places)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. cape, ness(noun)

    a strip of land projecting into a body of water

Wiktionary

  1. Ness(ProperNoun)

    An Ulster princess and the mother of Conchobar mac Nessa and Findchoem in the Ulster Cycle of Irish mythology. Daughter of Eochaid Su00E1lbuide. Also the mother of Cormac Cond Longas by incest with Conchobar mac Nessa.

  2. Ness(ProperNoun)

    Loch Ness

  3. ness(Noun)

    A promontory; a cape or headland.

  4. Origin: næs; cognate with Icelandic nes, Swedish näs, Danish næs. Related to nose.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ness(noun)

    a promontory; a cape; a headland

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