What does Countess mean?

Definitions for Countess
ˈkaʊn tɪscount·ess

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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.


  1. countess

    Count (feminine: countess) is a historical title of nobility in certain European countries, varying in relative status, generally of middling rank in the hierarchy of nobility. Especially in earlier medieval periods the term often implied not only a certain status, but also that the count had specific responsibilities or offices. The etymologically related English term "county" denoted the territories associated with some countships, but not all. Although the term count was not generally used in England, after the 1066 conquest by the Normans, the European term "count" was the normal translation used for the English title of "earl", and the wives of earls are still referred to as countesses.


  1. countess

    A countess is a female equivalent of an earl or count, or the wife of a count or earl, in the British or European nobility. The title can be obtained either through birth or marriage. Her role can vary, but historically it involved managing households or estates, advising the king or queen, or participating in ceremonial activities.

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.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Countess is ranked #44193 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Countess surname appeared 487 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Countess.

    77.4% or 377 total occurrences were White.
    16.6% or 81 total occurrences were Black.
    2.8% or 14 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.6% or 8 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    1.4% or 7 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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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. 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...

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

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