Definition of ess
1 : the letter s
2 : something resembling the letter S in shape; especially : an S-shaped curve in a road
Recent Examples of ess from the Web
Ess, 18, picked up one assist in two games with the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders of the United States Hockey League.
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First Known Use of ess
Definition of -ess
: female giantess
Origin and Etymology of -ess
Middle English -esse, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin -issa, from Greek
-ESS Defined for Kids
Definition of -ess for Students
: female goddess
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