- a headland; promontory; cape.
Origin of ness
Related Words for nesseshead, neck, point, mole, bill, jetty, peninsula, headland, finger, beak, tongue, arm, foreland, naze, ness, ridge, spit, promontory, peak, bluff
Examples from the Web for nesses
Historical Examples of nesses
"I git 'em out'n the nesses, whar they b'long," she asserted, tossing her wrapped plaits scornfully.A House Party with the Tucker Twins
- archaica promontory or headland
- (capital as part of a name)Orford Ness
Word Origin for ness
- 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)
obsolete except in place names, Old English næs "a promontory," related to nasu "nose" (see nose (n.)). Cognate with Old Norse nes, Danish næs, Swedish näs, Middle Dutch nesse.