• WordNet 3.6
    • n ness a strip of land projecting into a body of water
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The first written account of the Loch Ness Monster, or Nessie, was made in 565AD.
    • n Ness A promontory; a cape; a headland.Ness is frequently used as a suffix in the names of places and promontories; as, Sheerness.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n ness A point of land running into the sea; a promontory; a headland; a cape.
    • n ness A suffix of Anglo-Saxon origin, used to form, from adjectives, nouns denoting the abstract quality of the adjective, as goodness, sweetness, whiteness, humbleness, hopefulness, spiritualness, crookedness, neglectedness, obligingness, the quality or state of being good, sweet, white, etc. All such words are originally abstract, but some have come to be used also as concrete, as witness, a person who gives testimony, wilderness, a wild region. The suffix is applicable to any adjective; but in adjectives of Latin origin the equivalent -suffix -ity, of Latin origin, is also used (and is often preferable): as in torpidness, credibleness, equivalent to torpidity, credibility.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Ness nes a promontory or headland.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. næs, ns,; akin to Icel. nes, Sw. näs, Dan. næs, and E. nose,. √ 261. See Nose
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. næss; a doublet of naze, prob. conn. with nose.


In literature:

Little she had ever heard of marriage; she found no sacred-ness in mine.
"Olive A Novel" by Dinah Maria Craik, (AKA Dinah Maria Mulock)
His name is Broichan, and he is tutor to Brud, king of the Picts, with whom he dwells on the banks of the Ness.
"The Book-Hunter" by John Hill Burton
The boys took the carriage around to the barn and left it in charge of Jack Ness, the man of all work.
"The Rover Boys on the Farm" by Arthur M. Winfield (AKA Edward Stratemeyer)
But there'll be no unkind-ness in naming my particular wish i' this affair.
"Aunt Rachel" by David Christie Murray
She attended to me with a kind of sinister, witch-like gracious-ness, her dark head ducked between her shoulders, at once humble and powerful.
"Wintry Peacock" by D. H. Lawrence
Ness ran out of the room in his night dress and raised such a yell that he aroused everybody in the house.
"The Rover Boys on Treasure Isle" by Edward Stratemeyer (AKA Arthur M. Winfield)
Southwick possessed the amiable, winning qualities that characterised William W. Van Ness.
"A Political History of the State of New York, Volumes 1-3" by DeAlva Stanwood Alexander
Good many years ago, when I lib'd in Charles'on, the gub'ness learned me to read, and I hab read dat BOOK fru good many times.
"Among the Pines" by James R. Gilmore
Howsumever," added the elder ranger, "what's snakes got to do with the bus'ness afore us?
"The Phantom of the River" by Edward S. Ellis
Then a feeling of horrible alone-ness came over her.
"The Dead Are Silent" by Arthur Schnitzler

In poetry:

O you, my nights, O long-awaited black-
ness, O proud country, O obstinate sec-
rets, O long looks, O thundering clouds
O flight beyond skies which are closed
"Nyx (English translation)" by Catherine Pozzi
So shall we (when our bus'ness here is o'er,
And at the time we want assistance most)
Adore for ever the Almighty pow'r
In heav'n above, among th' angelic host :
"Advice To Serve God" by Rees Prichard
There's many a reader whom your silver songs
And crystal stories cheer in loneliness.
What though the newer writers come in throngs?
You're sure to keep your charm of only-ness.
"Thomas Bailey Aldrich" by Henry Van Dyke
And to see the River Ness rolling smoothly along,
Together with the blackbird's musical song,
While the sun shines bright in the month of May,
'Twill help to drive dull care away.
"The Heatherblend Club Banquet" by William Topaz McGonagall
Pray, that thou always mayest strength obtain,
The monstrous sin of drunk'ness to prevent ;
From all excess, throughout thy life, refrain,
And never go, where drunken folks frequent.
"Advice To The Drunkard" by Rees Prichard
You are in love, Sir, with a widow,
Quoth he, that does not greatly heed you,
And for three years has rid your wit
And passion without drawing bit:
And now your bus'ness is to know,
If you shall carry her or no.
"Hudibras: Part 2 - Canto III" by Samuel Butler

In news:

All underground trains in the San Francisco Municipal Transportation system were stopped because of electrical problems caused by a transformer that blew near Muni 's Van Ness station around 5:45 pm, said Muni spokesman Paul Rose.
Larry Ness, Chairman and CEO of First Dakota National Bank and Mark Southwick, CEO and President of Bank 360, announce an agreement has been reached for Bank 360 to merge into First Dakota.
'Promised Land': Krasinski, Damon and Van Sant on its now- ness .
Northampton was a street of busy- ness Tom Mooney Remember when.
Why 'Digital- ness ' and Demos Don't Mix.
Ness Sides With Middle Class.
A former Ness City man will spend life in prison after being convicted on rape and Jessica's Law charges in August, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said.
Ness City Wins 8 Man Division I. Baileyville Wins State Title.
Ness City used special teams and defensive touchdowns to power the way to a state football championship.
Ness City vs Rock Hills DI Championship.
Ness City vs Rock Hills.
Social Distortion's Mike Ness credits success to determination, stubbornness, and luck.
Grasso to head new marina division at Sperry Van Ness .
Bernell and Anne Ness .
Van Ness was born Oct 10, 1914, in Hessville, to Emmitt and Elizabeth (Spieldenner) Van Ness .

In science:

In our proposed scheme, we combine the advantage of scalability from the photonic qubits and the power of strong atom-photon coupling in a high-finesse optical resonator.
Scalable photonic quantum computation through cavity-assisted interaction
Lines are the linear (tetrahedral) interpolations/connections obtained from the symmetry analysis; so there is no finesse in regions where perturbation theory proves that there is no linear term in the series expansion of the energy as a function of k.
Symmetry Analysis of the Kohn-Sham Band Structure of Bulk Lithium Fluoride
Unfortunately, however, there is another type of problem which cannot be finessed so easily.
Dialogue as Discourse: Controlling Global Properties of Scripted Dialogue
And it seems that porousness or fluffiness of the grain does not slow down this growth process.
Dust coagulation in protoplanetary disks: a rapid depletion of small grains
We will finesse this issue by using the fact that if X is a manifold then the average valence of an edge is uniformly bounded, and contrast this with the fact that the dual 1-skeleton of X is a random 4-valent graph.
Finite covers of random 3-manifolds