Definition of Earl

1. Noun. A British peer ranking below a marquess and above a viscount.

Generic synonyms: Peer
Specialized synonyms: Earl Of Leicester, Montfort, Simon De Montfort
Derivative terms: Earldom, Earldom



Definition of Earl

1. n. A nobleman of England ranking below a marquis, and above a viscount. The rank of an earl corresponds to that of a count (comte) in France, and graf in Germany. Hence the wife of an earl is still called countess. See Count.

2. n. The needlefish.

Definition of Earl

1. Proper noun. The title of an earl. ¹

2. Proper noun. (chiefly US) (given name male from=English) from the English noun earl. ¹

3. Proper noun. (surname from=Middle English dot=) for service in the household of an earl, or from a nickname. ¹

4. Noun. A British nobleman next in rank above a viscount and below a marquess; equivalent to a European count. A female using the style is termed a countess. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Earl

1. a British nobleman [n -S]

Medical Definition of Earl

1. A nobleman of England ranking below a marquis, and above a viscount. The rank of an earl corresponds to that of a count (comte) in France, and graf in Germany. Hence the wife of an earl is still called countess. See Count. Origin: OE. Eorl, erl, AS. Eorl man, noble; akin to OS. Erl boy, man, Icel. Jarl nobleman, count, and possibly to Gr. Male, Zend arshan man. Cf. Jarl. The needlefish. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Earl

eared seal
eared seals
earedness
eares
earflap
earflaps
earful
earfuls
eargasm
eargasmic
eargasms
earhole
earholes
earing
earings
earl (current term)
earl marshal
earlandite
earlap
earlaps
earldom
earldoms
earldorman
earldormen
earlduck
earleaved umbrella tree
earles
earles penny
earless
earless lizard

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