What does nobility mean?

Definitions for nobilitynoʊˈbɪl ɪ ti

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word nobility.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. nobility, aristocracy(noun)

    a privileged class holding hereditary titles

  2. nobility, nobleness, magnanimousness, grandeur(noun)

    the quality of elevation of mind and exaltation of character or ideals or conduct

  3. nobility, noblesse(noun)

    the state of being of noble birth


  1. nobility(Noun)

    A noble or privileged social class, historically accompanied by a hereditary title; aristocracy.

  2. nobility(Noun)

    The quality of being noble.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Nobility(noun)

    the quality or state of being noble; superiority of mind or of character; commanding excellence; eminence

  2. Nobility(noun)

    the state of being of high rank or noble birth; patrician dignity; antiquity of family; distinction by rank, station, or title, whether inherited or conferred

  3. Nobility(noun)

    those who are noble; the collictive body of nobles or titled persons in a stste; the aristocratic and patrician class; the peerage; as, the English nobility

  4. Origin: [L. nobilitas: cf. OF. nobilit. See Noble.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Nobility

    no-bil′i-ti, n. the quality of being noble: high rank: dignity: excellence: greatness of mind or character: antiquity of family: descent from noble ancestors: the persons holding the rank of nobles.—adj. Nobil′iary, pertaining to the nobility.—v.t. Nobil′itate, to ennoble.—n. Nobilitā′tion.

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz


    A gang of foreign brigands having abducent designs on the American Damsel and the American Dollar.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of nobility in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of nobility in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan:

    As soon as such a claim is proved, the nobility of our nation requires [me] to do this.

  2. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan:

    As soon as such a claim is proved, the nobility of our nation requires (me) to do this.

  3. Edmund Burke:

    Nobility is a graceful ornament to the civil order. It is the Corinthian capital of polished society.

  4. Ernest Hemingway:

    There's nothing noble in being superior to your fellow men. True nobility is being superior to your former self.

  5. Oscar W. Firkins:

    Humor is not a postscript or an incidental afterthought it is a serious and weighty part of the world's economy. One feels increasingly the height of the faculty in which it arises, the nobility of things associated with it, and the greatness of services it renders.

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