osse

verb
variants: or oss \ ˈäs \
ossed; ossed; ossing; osses

Definition of osse

 (Entry 1 of 3)

dialectal, England

osse

noun
plural -s

Definition of osse (Entry 2 of 3)

obsolete
: a prophetic or ominous utterance
variants: or osseo-

Definition of osse- (Entry 3 of 3)

1 : bone ossein
2 : osseous and osseocartilaginous

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

History and Etymology for osse

Verb

Middle English ossen to prophesy, presage

Noun

obsolete osse, verb, to prophesy, presage, from Middle English ossen

Combining form

Latin osse- (in osseus)

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More About osse

Dictionary Entries Near osse

osse-

osse

ossein

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for osse

Cite this Entry

“Osse.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/osse. Accessed 19 Sep. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Dog Words Quiz

  • shiba puppy more or less demanding cuddles
  • Which of the following animals has a dog in its etymology?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!