Definition of ness in English:

ness

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Pronunciation: /nɛs
 
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noun

[usually in place names]
  • A headland or promontory: Orford Ness
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    • The legend was that as the old church in Ashland-the ‘Old White Church’ was no longer in use, its windows would make-do for the Holder ness Church.

Origin

Old English næs, perhaps reinforced in Middle English by Old Norse nes; related to Old English nasu 'nose'.

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