a privileged class holding hereditary titles
nobility, nobleness, magnanimousness, grandeur(noun)
the quality of elevation of mind and exaltation of character or ideals or conduct
the state of being of noble birth
A noble or privileged social class, historically accompanied by a hereditary title; aristocracy.
The quality of being noble.
the quality or state of being noble; superiority of mind or of character; commanding excellence; eminence
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
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
Origin: [L. nobilitas: cf. OF. nobilit. See Noble.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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.
The numerical value of nobility in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of nobility in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
As soon as such a claim is proved, the nobility of our nation requires [me] to do this.
As soon as such a claim is proved, the nobility of our nation requires (me) to do this.
Nobility is a graceful ornament to the civil order. It is the Corinthian capital of polished society.
There's nothing noble in being superior to your fellow men. True nobility is being superior to your former self.
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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Translations for nobility
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- шля́хта, двара́нстваBelarusian
- noblesaCatalan, Valencian
- vznešenost, šlechtaCzech
- αρχοντιά, αριστοκρατικότητα, αριστοκρατίαGreek
- nobelaro, nobeleco, noblecoEsperanto
- aateluus, aateliFinnish
- uaisleachd, uaisleScottish Gaelic
- ingenuitas, nobilitasLatin
- дворјанство, благородништво, благородностMacedonian
- noblețe, nobilimeRomanian
- знать, благородство, аристократия, дворянствоRussian
- plemenitost, племство, племенитост, властела, vlastela, plemstvoSerbo-Croatian
- quí tộcVietnamese
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