cess

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English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

Shortened form of assess, spelled by analogy with census and other Latinate words.

Noun[edit]

cess (plural cesses)

  1. (UK, Ireland) An assessed tax.
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  2. (UK, Ireland, informal) Luck
  3. (obsolete) Bound; measure.
    • Shakespeare
      The poor jade is wrung in the withers out of all cess.

Verb[edit]

cess (third-person singular simple present cesses, present participle cessing, simple past and past participle cessed)

  1. (UK, Ireland) To levy a cess.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Possibly from an archaic dialect word meaning "bog".

Noun[edit]

cess (plural cesses)

  1. (rail transport) The area along either side of a railroad track which is kept at a lower level than the sleeper bottom, in order to provide drainage.
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Etymology 3[edit]

French cesser. See cease.

Verb[edit]

cess (third-person singular simple present cesses, present participle cessing, simple past and past participle cessed)

  1. (obsolete) To cease; to neglect.
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.

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cess n

  1. C-flat

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