Definitions for nobleˈnoʊ bəl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

no•ble*ˈnoʊ bəl(adj.; n.)-bler, -blest

  1. (adj.)distinguished by rank or title.

  2. pertaining to persons so distinguished.

  3. of, belonging to, or constituting a hereditary class that has special social or political status in a country or state; aristocratic.

  4. of an exalted moral character or excellence.

  5. imposing; magnificent.

  6. of an admirably high quality.

  7. inert; chemically inactive.

    Category: Chemistry

  8. (n.)a person of noble birth or rank.

  9. a former gold coin of England.

    Category: Numismatics

* 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


Princeton's WordNet

  1. Lord, noble, nobleman(adj)

    a titled peer of the realm

  2. 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"

  3. noble(adj)

    of or belonging to or constituting the hereditary aristocracy especially as derived from feudal times

    "of noble birth"

  4. noble(adj)

    having or showing or indicative of high or elevated character

    "a noble spirit"; "noble deeds"

  5. noble(adj)

    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

  1. noble(adjective)ˈnoʊ bəl

    honorable and principled

    a noble gesture

  2. nobleˈnoʊ bəl

    relating to the nobility

    My noble lord.


  1. noble(Noun)

    An aristocrat; one of aristocratic blood.

    This country house was occupied by nobles in the 16th century.

  2. noble(Noun)

    A medieval coin of England in the 14th and 15th centuries.

  3. noble(Adjective)

    Having honorable qualities; having moral eminence and freedom from anything petty, mean or dubious in conduct and character

Webster Dictionary

  1. Noble

    possessing eminence, elevation, dignity, etc.; above whatever is low, mean, degrading, or dishonorable; magnanimous; as, a noble nature or action; a noble heart

  2. Noble

    grand; stately; magnificent; splendid; as, a noble edifice

  3. Noble

    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

  4. Noble(noun)

    a person of rank above a commoner; a nobleman; a peer

  5. Noble(noun)

    an English money of account, and, formerly, a gold coin, of the value of 6 s. 8 d. sterling, or about $1.61

  6. Noble(noun)

    a European fish; the lyrie

  7. Noble(verb)

    to make noble; to ennoble

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Noble

    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.


  1. Noble Automotive

    Noble Automotive Ltd., more commonly known simply as Noble, is a British sports car manufacturer. It was established in 1999 by Lee Noble in Leeds, West Yorkshire, for producing high-speed sports cars with a rear mid-engine, rear-wheel drive layout. Lee Noble was the chief designer and owner of Noble. He sold the company in August 2006. He resigned from the company in February 2008 and announced his new venture, Fenix Automotive in 2009. The company has since moved to larger premises at Meridian Business Park near Leicester. Noble is a low-production British sports car company, its past products include the M12 GTO, M12 GTO-3, M12 GTO-3R and Noble M400. The M12 GTO-3R and M400 share chassis and body, but have minor differences in engines and suspensions. The M15 has a new space frame chassis. The body and chassis of the Noble is built by Hi-Tech Automotive in Port Elizabeth, South Africa alongside Superformance cars. Once the body shell is completed, it is sent to the Noble factory where the engines, transmissions, etc. are added. In 2009 Noble released the M600, a car which takes Noble into hyper-car territory.

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'noble' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3138

  2. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'noble' in Adjectives Frequency: #830

Translations for noble

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


honourable; unselfish

a noble mind; a noble deed.

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