Definitions for invernessˌɪn vərˈnɛs, ˈɪn vərˌnɛs; -ʃɪər, -ʃər
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
In•ver•nessˌɪn vərˈnɛs, ˈɪn vərˌnɛs; -ʃɪər, -ʃər(n.)
Category: Geography (places)
a seaport in the Highland region, in N Scotland. 61,077; 1080 sq. mi. (2797 sq. km).
Category: Geography (places)
(often l.c.) an overcoat with a removable cape.
a long, full, wool or worsted cape, often in a plaid pattern.
a type of cloak without sleeves and having a removable cape
A city in Scotland
Any of several cities in the United States and Canada (and one county in Nova Scotia, Canada), named after the Scottish city
Inverness is a city in the Scottish Highlands. It is the administrative centre for the Highland council area, and is regarded as the capital of the Highlands of Scotland. Inverness lies near two important battle sites: the 11th century battle of Blàr nam Fèinne against Denway which took place on The Aird and the 18th century Battle of Culloden which took place on Culloden Moor. It is the northernmost city in the United Kingdom and lies within the Great Glen at its north-eastern extremity where the River Ness enters the Moray Firth. At the latest, a settlement was established by the 6th century with the first royal charter being granted by Dabíd mac Maíl Choluim in the 12th century. The Gaelic king Mac Bethad Mac Findláich whose 11th Century murder of King Duncan was immortalised in Shakespeare's play, held a castle within the city where he ruled as Mormaer of Moray and Ross. The population of Inverness and Culloden grew from an estimated population of 51,610 in 2003 to 57,960 in 2010,. Inverness is one of Europe's fastest growing cities, with a third of the Highland population living in or around the city and is ranked fifth out of 189 British cities for its quality of life, the highest of any Scottish city. In the recent past, Inverness has experienced rapid economic growth - between 1998 and 2008, Inverness and the rest of the Central Highlands showed the largest growth of average economic productivity per person in Scotland and the second greatest growth in the United Kingdom as a whole, with an increase of 86%. Inverness is twinned with one German city, Augsburg and two French towns, La Baule and Saint-Valery-en-Caux.
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
county town of Inverness-shire and capital of the Northern Highlands, is situated on the Ness, near the Moray Firth, amid picturesque surroundings, is rich in interesting memories; has several public institutions, several manufactures, and a considerable trade; the inhabitants are distinguished for the purity of their English.
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