[in-ver-nes, in-ver-nes]


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

Related Words for inverness

raincoat, parka, capote, raglan, ulster, surtout, topcoat, inverness, paletot

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Contemporary Examples of inverness

  • The Macbeths know this; the audience knows this; but the unsuspecting Scots who wake at Inverness the morning after do not.

  • Manka's Inverness Lodge, which, sadly, burned down in 2006, was owned by chef Margaret Grade.

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    May 12, 2011

  • In “Inverness,” a botanist finds something like faith through an encounter with an obsessed Loch Ness Monster hunter.

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    December 25, 2009

Historical Examples of inverness

British Dictionary definitions for inverness



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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