- Also called In·ver·ness·shire [in-ver-nes-sheer, -sher] /ˌɪn vərˈnɛs ʃɪər, -ʃər/. a historic county in NW Scotland.
- a seaport and administrative district in the Highland region, in N Scotland. 1080 sq. mi. (2797 sq. km).
- (often lowercase) an overcoat with a removable cape.
- Also called Inverness cape. (often lowercase) the cape of this coat or one resembling it, especially a loose, full, wool or worsted cape in a plaid pattern.
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Examples from the Web for inverness
The Macbeths know this; the audience knows this; but the unsuspecting Scots who wake at Inverness the morning after do not.Madbeth: Alan Cumming Plays Almost Every Role in “Macbeth”
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Manka's Inverness Lodge, which, sadly, burned down in 2006, was owned by chef Margaret Grade.Fresh Picks
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In “Inverness,” a botanist finds something like faith through an encounter with an obsessed Loch Ness Monster hunter.Great Reads for the Holidays
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Here we are at Inverness at length; that city of the Clachnacudden stone.Camps, Quarters and Casual Places
She lived near Inverness, and asked me to go and stay a month with her.
Inverness nodded to me in friendly fashion and indicated his two companions.
I was to run the ship, and Inverness and his crew were to run me.
"I'm afraid not, Mr. Correy," said Inverness, shaking his head.
- a city in N Scotland, administrative centre of Highland: tourism and specialized engineering. Pop: 40 949 (2001)
- (sometimes not capital) an overcoat with a removable cape
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