What does the word earl mean?

Usage examples for earl

  1. And the man said, " It belongs to the Earl of Cattenborough." – Europa's Fairy Book by Joseph Jacobs
  2. The earl looked at him. – Wife in Name Only by Charlotte M. Braeme (Bertha M. Clay)
  3. Three steps the earl descended, saying to Frithiof: " Come sit by me, brave son of Thorsten." – Northland Heroes by Florence Holbrook