Foss [fos] Examples noun

  1. Lu·kas [loo-kuh s] /ˈlu kəs/, 1922–2009, U.S. pianist, conductor, and composer; born in Germany.

fosse or foss [fos, faws] noun

  1. a moat or defensive ditch in a fortification, usually filled with water.
  2. any ditch, trench, or canal.

Origin of fosse 1350–1400; Middle English Middle French Latin fossa fossa1 Examples from the Web for foss Contemporary Examples of foss

  • Foss occasionally supplied pulpits in Baltimore and its suburbs, to the derision of the Herald agnostics.

    The Stacks: H.L. Mencken on the 1904 Baltimore Fire

    H.L. Mencken

    October 4, 2014

  • Historical Examples of foss

  • Gus lost it to Poole, who knocked it over to a player named Foss.

    Dave Porter and His Rivals

    Edward Stratemeyer

  • Try the foss,” suggested the house-carle; “you seldom fail to get one there.

    Erling the Bold

    R.M. Ballantyne

  • Foss, the Ohio quarterback, was the individual star of the game.

    Practical English Composition: Book II.

    Edwin L. Miller

  • Mr. Foss, with a triumphant smile, barely waited for him to finish.

    Sailor’s Knots (Entire Collection)

    W.W. Jacobs

  • “But you’re talking as if I was going to do it,” objected Mr. Foss.

    Sailor’s Knots (Entire Collection)

    W.W. Jacobs

  • British Dictionary definitions for foss fosse foss noun

    1. a ditch or moat, esp one dug as a fortification

    Word Origin for fosse C14: from Old French, from Latin fossa; see fossa 1 Word Origin and History for foss fosse n.

    early 14c. (late 13c. in place names), “ditch, trench,” mid-15c., from Old French fosse “ditch, grave, dungeon” (12c.), from Latin fossa “ditch,” in full fossa terra, literally “dug earth,” from fem. past participle of fodere “to dig” (see fossil).

    The Fosse-way (early 12c.), one of the four great Roman roads of Britain, probably was so called from the ditch on either side of it.

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