Definitions for nubileˈnu bɪl, -baɪl, ˈnyu-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

nu•bileˈnu bɪl, -baɪl, ˈnyu-(adj.)

  1. (of a young woman) suitable for marriage, esp. in regard to age or physical development.

  2. (of a young woman) sexually developed and attractive.

Origin of nubile:

1635–45; < L nūbilis=nūb(ere) to marry (see nuptial ) +-ilis -ile1


Princeton's WordNet

  1. marriageable, nubile(adj)

    of girls or women who are eligible to marry


  1. nubile(Noun)

    A young sexually-attractive woman

  2. nubile(Adjective)

    of an age suitable for marriage; marriageable (used of a young woman).

  3. nubile(Adjective)

    sexually attractive (used of a young woman).

  4. Origin: From nubile, from nubilis, from nubo, from sneubho-. Possibly cognate with νύμφη (English nymph), but this is disputed.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Nubile(adj)

    of an age suitable for marriage; marriageable


  1. Nubile

    Nubile refers to a young woman who is ready or suitable for marriage by virtue of her age or maturity. Since at least 1973, it has also been used to refer to a sexually attractive young woman.

Anagrams of nubile

  1. beluin

Translations for nubile

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a woman who is not married.

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