viscountess


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vis·count·ess

 (vī′koun′tĭs)
n.
1. The wife or widow of a viscount.
2. A noblewoman holding the rank of viscount in her own right.
3. Used as a title for such a noblewoman.

viscountess

(ˈvaɪkaʊntɪs)
n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the wife or widow of a viscount
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a woman who holds the rank of viscount in her own right

vis•count•ess

(ˈvaɪˌkaʊn tɪs)

n.
1. the wife or widow of a viscount.
2. a woman holding in her own right a rank equivalent to that of a viscount.
[1425–75]
usage: See -ess.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.viscountess - a wife or widow of a viscountviscountess - a wife or widow of a viscount  
married woman, wife - a married woman; a man's partner in marriage
2.viscountess - a noblewoman holding the rank of viscount in her own rightviscountess - a noblewoman holding the rank of viscount in her own right
peer - a nobleman (duke or marquis or earl or viscount or baron) who is a member of the British peerage
Translations
زَوجَة أو أرمَلَة الفيكونتسيِّدة في رُتْبَة الفيكونت
vikomtesa
engelsk adelstitel
varakreivitär
vicomtesse
greifynja
vikomtka
vikontes

viscountess

[ˈvaɪkaʊntɪs] Nvizcondesa f

viscountess

[ˈvaɪkaʊntəs] nvicomtesse f

viscountess

nViscountess f

viscount

(ˈvaikaunt) noun
a nobleman next in rank below an earl.
ˈviscountess noun
1. the wife or widow of a viscount.
2. a woman of the same rank as a viscount.
References in classic literature ?
She is a remarkable woman, and I only regret that there does not exist another like her, about twenty years younger; in that case, I assure you, there would very soon be a Countess and Viscountess of Morcerf.
The Bath paper one morning announced the arrival of the Dowager Viscountess Dalrymple, and her daughter, the Honourable Miss Carteret; and all the comfort of No.
They visited in Laura Place, they had the cards of Dowager Viscountess Dalrymple, and the Honourable Miss Carteret, to be arranged wherever they might be most visible: and "Our cousins in Laura Place,"--"Our cousin, Lady Dalrymple and Miss Carteret," were talked of to everybody.
The influence of the viscount and viscountess in their brother's behalf was assisted by that right understanding of Mr.
Two of the eleven are filled with Marie van Houtte roses, two with Viscountess Folkestone, two with Laurette Messimy, one with Souvenir de la Malmaison, one with Adam and Devoniensis, two with Persian Yellow and Bicolor, and one big bed behind the sun-dial with three sorts of red roses (seventy-two in all), Duke of Teck, Cheshunt Scarlet, and Prefet de Limburg.
1919: Viscountess (Nancy) Astor became Britain's first woman MP, holding a safe Plymouth seat for the Tories in a by-election caused by her husband's elevation of the peerage.
1919: Viscountess (Nancy) Astor (pictured) became Britain's first woman MP, holding a safe Plymouth seat for the Tories in a by-election caused by her husband's elevation to the peerage.
The three-part series, called All Change At Longleat, follows the Viscount and Viscountess of Weymouth as they look after the day-to-day running of Longleat Safari Park in Wiltshire.
On a more positive - but longawaited - note, the marriage made McQuiston Britain's first black viscountess.
John Kimmel 61 trainer of Thunder Gulch & Hidden Lake; Nick Williams 59 trainer of Diamond Harry & Reve De Sivola; Richard Whitaker 73 trainer of Crofthall & Captain Rio; John Osborne 51 chief executive of the Irish National Stud; Andrew Glassonbury 29 rider of Acambo & Gaspara; Andrew Stringer 53 rider of Tall Order & Hill's Guard; Alan Berry 32 rider of Don't Push It & Sunnyhillboy; Nick Scholfield (above) 26 rider of Hunt Ball & Melodic Rendezvous; Jeremy Gask 42 trainer of Anne Of Kiev & Medicean Man; Viscountess Knutsford 88 owner of Edmond; Frank McNulty 75 former managing director of BBA Ireland; Brian Goodwill 53 racecourse judge; Prof.
He added that Viscountess Astor was "UK resident and a UK taxpayer" Oka was revealed during the MP's expenses scandal to be a favourite with a number of Tories furnishing their second homes with goods worth thousands of pounds.
Three years later, the couple became Viscount and Viscountess Cobham on the death of her father-in-law.