the letter S, s.
something shaped like an S: The road wound among the mountains in great esses.

Origin of ess

First recorded in 1530–40


[es-se; English es-ee]

noun Latin.

being; existence. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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noun philosophy

essential nature; essence

Word Origin for esse

C17: from Latin: to be
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