Definitions for sableˈseɪ bəl

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. sable, sable brush, sable's hair pencil(noun)

    an artist's brush made of sable hairs

  2. sable(noun)

    the expensive dark brown fur of the marten

  3. coal black, ebony, jet black, pitch black, sable, soot black(noun)

    a very dark black

  4. sable(noun)

    a scarf (or trimming) made of sable

  5. sable, Martes zibellina(adj)

    marten of northern Asian forests having luxuriant dark brown fur

  6. sable(adj)

    of a dark somewhat brownish black

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. sable(Noun)

    : A black colour on a coat of arms.

  2. sable(Noun)

    A small carnivorous mammal of the Old World that resembles a weasel, Mustela zibellina, from cold regions in Eurasia and the North Pacific islands, valued for its dark brown fur.

  3. sable(Noun)

    The marten, especially Mustela americana.

  4. sable(Noun)

    Black garments worn in mourning.

  5. sable(Noun)

    The fur or pelt of the sable or other species of martens; a coat made from this fur.

  6. sable(Noun)

    An artist's brush made from the fur of the sable.

  7. sable(Adjective)

    Of the black colour sable.

  8. sable(Adjective)

    : In blazon, of the colour black.

  9. sable(Adjective)

    Made of sable fur.

  10. sable(Adjective)

    Dark, somber.

  11. Origin: C.1275, ; from sable and martre sable, in reference to the animal or its fur; from sabel (compare sabel, zobel); ultimately from an Old Slavonic or Baltic word (compare соболь (sóbol'), soból, sobol). Compare also samōr.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Sable(noun)

    a carnivorous animal of the Weasel family (Mustela zibellina) native of the northern latitudes of Europe, Asia, and America, -- noted for its fine, soft, and valuable fur

  2. Sable(noun)

    the fur of the sable

  3. Sable(noun)

    a mourning garment; a funeral robe; -- generally in the plural

  4. Sable(noun)

    the tincture black; -- represented by vertical and horizontal lines crossing each other

  5. Sable(adj)

    of the color of the sable's fur; dark; black; -- used chiefly in poetry

  6. Sable(verb)

    to render sable or dark; to drape darkly or in black

  7. Origin: [OF. sable, F. zibeline sable (in sense 4), LL. sabellum; cf. D. sabel, Dan. sabel, zobel, Sw. sabel, sobel, G. zobel; all fr. Russ. sbole.]

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  1. Sable

    The sable is a species of marten which inhabits forest environments, primarily in Russia from the Ural Mountains throughout Siberia, eastern Kazakhstan, northern Mongolia, China, North and South Korea and Hokkaidō in Japan. Its range in the wild originally extended through European Russia to Poland and Scandinavia. It has historically been harvested for its highly valued fur, which remains a luxury good to this day. While hunting of wild animals is still common in Russia, most fur in the market is now commercially farmed.

Anagrams of sable »

  1. ables, baels, bales, Basel, Basle, blasé, blase, Blase

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