Jess vs Ess - What's the difference?

jess | ess |


As a noun jess

is (falconry) a short strap fastened around the leg of a bird used in falconry, to which a leash may be fastened or jess can be a compact coal-like, velvet-black mineral, with a polish making it fit for use in jewelry.

As a verb jess

is (falconry) to fasten a strap around the leg of a hawk.

As an initialism ess is

(electronics).

jess

English

Proper noun

(en proper noun)
  • A short form of the male given name Jesse.
  • A short form of the female given name Jessica.
  • A short form of the female given name Jessamy.
  • * {{quote-book
  • , year = 1967 , first = Barbara , last = Sleigh , authorlink = Barbara Sleigh , title = (Jessamy) , edition = 1993 , location = Sevenoaks, Kent , publisher=Bloomsbury , isbn = 0 340 19547 9 , page = 58 , url = , passage = ‘Now then Kit,’ said Mr Parkinson, ‘look sharp! Help Jess' up. Where has she got to?’ ‘Here I am!’ said ' Jessamy breathlessly as “helped” rather to vigorously from behind by Kit, she arrived on her knees on the floor of the dog cart. }}
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  • , year = 1967 , first = Barbara , last = Sleigh , authorlink = Barbara Sleigh , title = (Jessamy) , edition = 1993 , location = Sevenoaks, Kent , publisher=Bloomsbury , isbn = 0 340 19547 9 , page = 127 , url = , passage = ‘It’s almost as if we’ve gone silly with happiness,’ said Marcus two days later. ‘Everyone in the house going round grinning like a lot of Cheshire Cats! The family I mean.’ ‘And Jess',’ said Kitto quickly. ‘Oh well, '''Jess''' is as good as family,’ said Fanny comfortably. ' Jessamy said nothing, but she looked up quickly and her smile would have rivalled any Cheshire Cat. }} English diminutives of male given names English diminutives of female given names

    ess

    English

    Alternative forms

    Compounds are normally spelled es : es-hook, es-link.

    Noun

    (es)
  • Something shaped like the letter S.
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    Derived terms

    * collar of esses

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