IPA: ˈɝɫ


  • (nobility) A British or Irish 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.
  • (entomology) Any of various nymphalid butterflies of the genus Tanaecia. Other butterflies in this genus are called counts and viscounts.
  • The title of an earl.
  • (chiefly US) A male given name from English from the English noun earl.
  • A surname originating as an occupation for service in the household of an earl, or from a nickname.
  • A female given name.
  • A number of places in the United States:
  • An unincorporated community in Las Animas County, Colorado.
  • An unincorporated community in Callaway County, Missouri.
  • A town in Cleveland County, North Carolina.
  • An unincorporated community in Springbrook, Washburn County, Wisconsin.

Examples of "earl" in Sentences

  • He was a scion of the Earls of Erne.
  • All the Earls held the subsidiary titles.
  • Sylvia Earle is an American oceanographer.
  • The choice displeased the barons and earls.
  • He was known by the nick name 'The Prodigal Earl'.
  • The earl is a quiet man, but he has a quick temper.
  • The Earl shows up and it ultimately ends the tussle.
  • He is the nephew of and heir to the Earl of Cheriton.
  • Would Mr. Hay stay here if the earl were an evil man?
  • Earl transforms the school into a galleon in the ocean.
  • The Earl of Essex committed suicide in the Tower of London.
  • Even your name, too-generous earl, is in the horrid catalogue.
  • It is also famous as the departure point of the Flight of the Earls.
  • Intolerable enough, perhaps, to drive title earl to another sort of revenge.
  • May 10, 2005 at 11: 22 AM earl is that way - only with guitars - we have guitars everywhere ...
  • The earl is pursuing him now, not only as his daughter's seducer, but as a swindler and a thief.
  • Her own instincts told her that the earl was a complex individual, formed by a tragedy and by the isolation of his home.
  • In pursuance of his usurping commission, the earl is now marching rapidly towards the Lothians, in the hope of intercepting you in your progress.
  • And then she called the earl a number of names that Pearson had never before heard uttered by a lady … and he was using that term in its loosest vernacular.
  • "I wished to learn its most pregnable part," replied Edwin, his young heart beating with triumph at these encomiums from his commander; "and particularly where the good earl is confined that we might make our attack directly to the point."

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