Definitions for nobleˈnoʊ bəl
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
no•ble*ˈnoʊ bəl(adj.; n.)-bler, -blest
(adj.)distinguished by rank or title.
pertaining to persons so distinguished.
of, belonging to, or constituting a hereditary class that has special social or political status in a country or state; aristocratic.
of an exalted moral character or excellence.
of an admirably high quality.
inert; chemically inactive.
(n.)a person of noble birth or rank.
a former gold coin of England.
* Syn: noble , high-minded , magnanimous suggest moral excellence and high ideals. noble implies superior moral qualities and an exalted mind, character, or spirit that scorns the petty, base, or dishonorable: a noble sacrifice.high-minded suggests exalted moral principles, thoughts, or sentiments: a high-minded speech on social reform.magnanimous adds the idea of generosity, shown by a willingness to forgive injuries or overlook insults: The magnanimous ruler granted amnesty to the rebels.
Origin of noble:
1175–1225; < OF < L (g)nōbilis notable, of high rank, from (g)nō(scere) to get to know
Lord, noble, nobleman(adj)
a titled peer of the realm
baronial, imposing, noble, stately(adj)
impressive in appearance
"a baronial mansion"; "an imposing residence"; "a noble tree"; "severe-looking policemen sat astride noble horses"; "stately columns"
of or belonging to or constituting the hereditary aristocracy especially as derived from feudal times
"of noble birth"
having or showing or indicative of high or elevated character
"a noble spirit"; "noble deeds"
inert especially toward oxygen
"a noble gas such as helium or neon"; "noble metals include gold and silver and platinum"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
honorable and principled
a noble gesture
relating to the nobility
My noble lord.
An aristocrat; one of aristocratic blood.
This country house was occupied by nobles in the 16th century.
A medieval coin of England in the 14th and 15th centuries.
Having honorable qualities; having moral eminence and freedom from anything petty, mean or dubious in conduct and character
possessing eminence, elevation, dignity, etc.; above whatever is low, mean, degrading, or dishonorable; magnanimous; as, a noble nature or action; a noble heart
grand; stately; magnificent; splendid; as, a noble edifice
of exalted rank; of or pertaining to the nobility; distinguished from the masses by birth, station, or title; highborn; as, noble blood; a noble personage
a person of rank above a commoner; a nobleman; a peer
an English money of account, and, formerly, a gold coin, of the value of 6 s. 8 d. sterling, or about $1.61
a European fish; the lyrie
to make noble; to ennoble
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
a gold coin first minted by Edward III., formerly current in the country; worth 6s. 8d., and ultimately 10s., when the value of the gold increased.
Translations for noble
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a noble mind; a noble deed.
- نَبيل الشُّعورArabic
- dignoPortuguese (BR)
- ušlechtilý, šlechetnýCzech
- ædel; finDanish
- ευγενικός, ανώτεροςGreek
- متواضع؛ مودبFarsi
- plemenit, sjajanCroatian
- kilnus, garbingasLithuanian
- cēls; cildensLatvian
- edel, fin, nobelNorwegian
- متواضع؛ مودبPersian
- متواضع او با ادبهPashto
- благородный, великодушныйRussian
- ädel, nobelSwedish
- soylu, asil, yüceTurkish
- 高尚無私的Chinese (Trad.)
- محترم، بے لوثUrdu
- cao quýVietnamese
- 高尚的Chinese (Simp.)
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