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Princeton's WordNet

  1. countessnoun

    female equivalent of a count or earl


  1. countessnoun

    The wife of a count or earl, or the title used by a women who holds the title in her own right.

  2. countessnoun

    The title used by a female who holds an earldom in her own right.

    Elizabeth Millicent Leveson-Gower is 24th Countess of Sutherland; her son will be the 25th Earl.

  3. Etymology: cuntesse, contesse, from comitessa.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Countessnoun

    The lady of an earl or count.

    Etymology: comitissa, Lat. comtesse, French.

    I take it, she that carries up the train,
    Is that old noble lady, the dutchess of Norfolk.
    —— It is, and all the rest are countesses. William Shakespeare, Henry VIII.

    It is the peculiar happiness of the countess of Abingdon to have been so truly loved by you, while she was living; and so gratefully honoured after she was dead. Dryden.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Countessnoun

    the wife of an earl in the British peerage, or of a count in the Continental nobility; also, a lady possessed of the same dignity in her own right. See the Note under Count

  2. Etymology: [F. comtesse. See Count a nobleman.]


  1. Countess

    Countess is a black metal band from the Netherlands], formed in 1992. They have released around a dozen full-length CDs, and are considered one of the most eminent Dutch black metal bands.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Countess in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Countess in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of Countess in a Sentence

  1. The New York Post:

    Bethenny [Frankel],Tinsley,Ramona [Singer]and the Countess [LuAnn de Lesseps] were there. they walked through the filming and [Minaj] was like, ‘Meek, keep walking. Get the f–k out of here. Go upstairs.

  2. Spun Gold:

    This is a very horse-driven family, diana didn’t go well with horses. That was the beginning of that fairy tale not ending terribly well. Sophie, Countess of Wessex who is married to the queen’s youngest son, had to learn how to ride. You have to like horses to ride with the queen. And so much of the royal diary is built around the equestrian world… One of the most important events from the queen’s diary for the whole year is the Royal Windsor Horse Show. And that will be happening on the weekend before the royal wedding… The queen has never, ever missed it. It’s really important to her.

  3. Princess Leia Lucas:

    My (Hebrew) name and history are As Real As The Royalty I Come From. I'm full of it, and a true Hamburger as well. My Mixed Mutt DNA includes the names: Stewart, Romanov, Grimaldi, Hassan, Kahn, Khan, Borjigin, Chakri, Nassau... and a few surprises, such as Lucas, Disney, Hyde, Hoover, Turner, Brennan, Colby, Hayden, Schlesinger, Gates, Helms,...Fisher, Ford... LOVE YOU GUYS! - From your very own: Princess, Countess...

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