- (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.
- (n.) The needlefish.
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- (n.) Lore; learning.
- (n.) Pasture; feed. See Lair.
- (v. t.) To feed; to fatten.
- (v. t.) To learn. See Lere, to learn.
- (n.) Lore; lesson.
- (a.) the hero of William Shakespeare's tragedy who was betrayed and mistreated by two of his scheming daughters
- (n.) An annealing oven. See Leer, n.
- British artist and writer of nonsense verse (1812-1888)
- (n.) An adventitious sound, usually of morbid origin, accompanying the normal respiratory sounds. See Rhonchus.
- (n.) A small Spanish silver coin; also, a denomination of money of account, formerly the unit of the Spanish monetary system.
- (a.) Royal; regal; kingly.
- (a.) Actually being or existing; not fictitious or imaginary; as, a description of real life.
- (a.) True; genuine; not artificial, counterfeit, or factitious; often opposed to ostensible; as, the real reason; real Madeira wine; real ginger.
- (a.) Relating to things, not to persons.
- (a.) Having an assignable arithmetical or numerical value or meaning; not imaginary.
- (a.) Pertaining to things fixed, permanent, or immovable, as to lands and tenements; as, real property, in distinction from personal or movable property.
- (n.) A realist.