Definition of Loch ness

1. Noun. A lake in the Scottish highlands; the largest body of fresh water in Great Britain.

Group relationships: Scotland
Generic synonyms: Loch
Terms within: Loch Ness Monster, Nessie

Definition of Loch ness

1. Proper noun. A lake in the Great Glen of Scotland, the second largest in Britain, and with a maximum depth of 226 metres. It is the alleged home of the Loch Ness monster, Nessie. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Loch Ness

Lobotes pacificus
Lobotes surinamensis
Lobry de Bruyn-van Ekenstein transformation
Lobstein's ganglion
Lobularia maritima
Local Bubble
Local Fluff
Local Group
Local Supercluster
Loch Achray
Loch Linnhe
Loch Lomond
Loch Ness
Loch Ness monster
Lochaber ax
Lochaber axe
Lochaber axes
Locke's solutions
Locke-Ringer solution
Lockwood's ligament
Locrian mode
Locusta migratoria

Literary usage of Loch ness

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1. The Geographical Journal by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain). (1908)
"loch ness.—loch ness was made the subject of a ... Some of the small groups have hardly been studied, except in loch ness, and it is the only loch the ..."

2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"The waters of Loch Oich are discharged through the Hiver Oich into loch ness, which ú about 21 miles in length, nnd has an area of about 30 square miles. ..."

3. The Works of Robert Burns: With an Account of His Life, and Criticism on His by Robert Burns, James Currie (1831)
"... NEAR LOCH-NESS. Л MONO the heathy hills and ragged woods The roaring F vers pours his mossy floods; Till full bo dames on the rocky mounds, \Vh(. ..."

4. Letters from the Mountains: Being the Correspondence with Her Friends by Anne MacVicar Grant, John Peter Grant (1845)
"The Fort stands on the brink of the western extremity of loch ness, and the Oich and Tarife discharge their pure streams into it on each side. ..."

5. A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland by Samuel Johnson (1817)
"It is built at the head of loch ness, of which Inverness stands at the outlet. The way between them has been cut by the soldiers, and the greater part of it ..."

6. The Commercial Power of Great Britain: Exhibiting a Complete View of the by Charles Dupin (1825)
"On the side of loch ness, the canal is closed by two locks, about 875 yards ... loch ness, at its eastern part, where we have arrived, becomes contracted, ..."

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