[kawnt; French kawnt]
  1. (I·si·dore) Au·guste (Ma·rie Fran·çois) [ee-zee-dawr oh-gyst ma-ree frahn-swa] /i ziˈdɔr oʊˈgüst maˈri frɑ̃ˈswa/, 1798–1857, French founder of the philosophical system of positivism. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for comte

Historical Examples of comte

  • Its longest exponent is Comte, its broadest Mill and its thickest Spencer.

  • The Comte de Kratry, an elegant young hussar, was also present.

    My Double Life

    Sarah Bernhardt

  • He spoke to us, and Comte de Laferrire explained where we were going.

    My Double Life

    Sarah Bernhardt

  • Of these, the Comte d'Artois was the only one who, from youth and liveliness of character, thoroughly sympathised with his sister.

    The Secret Memoirs of Louis XV./XVI, Complete

    Madame du Hausset, an "Unknown English Girl" and the Princess Lamballe

  • He supplied a set of sapphires for the mistress of Comte de Muffat.

    A Zola Dictionary

    J. G. Patterson

British Dictionary definitions for comte


  1. (Isidore) Auguste (Marie François) (oɡyst). 1798–1857, French mathematician and philosopher; the founder of positivism
Derived FormsComtism (ˈkɔːnˌtɪzəm), nounComtist or Comtian, adjective, noun
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