nesses

ness

[nes]
noun
a headland; promontory; cape.

Origin:
before 900; Middle English -nes(se) (in place names), in part continuing Old English næs, in part < Old Norse nes; akin to nose

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ness (nɛs)
 
n
a.  archaic a promontory or headland
 b.  (capital as part of a name): Orford Ness
 
[Old English næs headland; related to Old Norse nes, Old English nasunose]

Ness (nɛs)
 
n
Loch Ness a lake in NW Scotland, in the Great Glen: said to be inhabited by an aquatic monster. Length: 36 km (22.5 miles). Depth: 229 m (754 ft)

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ness
obsolete except in place names, is O.E. næs "a promontory," related to nasu "nose" (see nose).
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