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Etymology 1Edit

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

NounEdit

cess (plural cesses)

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

VerbEdit

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

  1. (Britain, Ireland) To levy a cess.
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Etymology 2Edit

Possibly from an archaic dialect word meaning "bog".

NounEdit

 
the cess is the low area either side of the track

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 3Edit

French cesser. See cease.

VerbEdit

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

  1. (obsolete) To cease; to neglect.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Spenser to this entry?)

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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for cess in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)

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NounEdit

cess n

  1. C-flat

DeclensionEdit

Declension of cess 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative cess cesset cess cessen
Genitive cess cessets cess cessens

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