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Meaning of fess by Wiktionary Dictionary

fess


    Pronunciation

    • IPA: /fɛs/
      Rhymes: -ɛs

    Etymology 1

    From confess, by shortening

    Verb

    fess ( third-person singular simple present fesses present participle fessing, simple past and past participle fessed )

    1. To confess; to admit .
    Derived terms

    Etymology 2

    From Old French fesse, an alteration of faisse, from Latin fascia

    Noun

    fess ( plural: fesses )

    1. ( heraldry ) A horizontal band across the middle of the shield.


Explanation of fess by Wordnet Dictionary

fess


    Noun
    1. an ordinary consisting of a broad horizontal band across a shield