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noun \ˈnes\

Definition of ness

Examples of ness in a sentence

  1. from atop the ness, there was a beautiful view of the coastline as it stretched for miles into the distance

  2. the little skiff rounded the tip of the ness

Origin and Etymology of ness

Middle English nasse, from Old English næss; akin to Old English nasu nose — more at nose


First Known Use: before 12th century


-ness

noun suffix

Definition of -ness

  1. :  state :  condition :  quality :  degree goodness

Origin and Etymology of -ness

Middle English -nes, from Old English; akin to Old High German -nissa -ness


-NESS Defined for Kids

-ness

noun suffix \nəs\

Definition of -ness for Students

  1. :  state :  condition goodness sickness



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