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Webster 1913 Edition


Cess

Cess

,
Noun.
[For
sess
, conts. from
Assess
.]
1.
A rate or tax.
[Obs. or Prof. Eng. & Scot.]
Spenser.
2.
Bound; measure.
[Obs.]
The poor jade is wrung in the withers out of all
cess
.
Shakespeare

Cess

,
Verb.
T.
[
imp. & p. p.
Cessed
;
p. pr. & vb. n.
Cessing
.]
To rate; to tax; to assess.
Spenser.

Cess

,
Verb.
I.
[F.
cesser
. See
Cease
.]
To cease; to neglect.
[Obs.]
Spenser.

Webster 1828 Edition


Cess

CESS

, as a noun, a rate or tax, and as a verb, to rate or lay a tax, is probably a corruption of assess, or from the same root.

CESS

,
Verb.
I.
To neglect a legal duty.

Definition 2022


cess

cess

See also: ċess

English

Noun

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.

Verb

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

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

Possibly from an archaic dialect word meaning "bog".

Noun

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.
Derived terms

See also

Etymology 3

French cesser. See cease.

Verb

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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Swedish

Noun

cess n

  1. C-flat

Declension

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

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