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ˈnoʊ bəlNo·ble

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Lord, noble, noblemanadjective

    a titled peer of the realm

  2. baronial, imposing, noble, statelyadjective

    impressive in appearance

    "a baronial mansion"; "an imposing residence"; "a noble tree"; "severe-looking policemen sat astride noble horses"; "stately columns"

  3. nobleadjective

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

    "of noble birth"

  4. nobleadjective

    having or showing or indicative of high or elevated character

    "a noble spirit"; "noble deeds"

  5. nobleadjective

    inert especially toward oxygen

    "a noble gas such as helium or neon"; "noble metals include gold and silver and platinum"

Wiktionary

  1. noblenoun

    An aristocrat; one of aristocratic blood.

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

  2. noblenoun

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

  3. nobleadjective

    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. Noblenoun

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

  5. Noblenoun

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

  6. Noblenoun

    a European fish; the lyrie

  7. Nobleverb

    to make noble; to ennoble

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Noble

    nō′bl, adj. illustrious: high in rank or character: of high birth: magnificent: generous: excellent.—n. a person of exalted rank: a peer: an obsolete gold coin=6s. 8d. sterling.—n. Nō′bleman, a man who is noble or of rank: a peer: one above a commoner.—adj. Nō′ble-mind′ed, having a noble mind.—ns. Nōble-mind′edness; Nō′bleness, the quality of being noble: excellence in quality: dignity: greatness by birth or character: ingenuousness: worth; Nobless′, Noblesse′ (Spens.), nobility: greatness: the nobility collectively; Nō′blewoman, the fem. of Nobleman.—adv. Nō′bly.—Noble art, boxing; Noble metals (see Metal).—Most noble, the style of a duke. [Fr.,—L. nobilis, obs. gnobilisnoscĕre (gnoscĕre), to know.]

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.

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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

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Noble in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Noble in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of Noble in a Sentence

  1. John Alexander Smith, Speech to Oxford University students, 1914:

    Gentlemen, you are now about to embark on a course of studies which will occupy you for two years. Together, they form a noble adventure. But I would like to remind you of an important point. Nothing that you will learn in the course of your studies will be of the slightest possible use to you in after life, save only this, that if you work hard and intelligently you should be able to detect when a man is talking rot, and that, in my view, is the main, if not the sole, purpose of education.

  2. Ehsan Sehgal:

    A sober and noble person cannot ignore its probity and wellness since it is its calibre and prestige.

  3. Secretary Wilkie:

    In the case of Jefferson Davis, we must tell America the truth about the complicated man who carried with Jefferson Davis the dreams of Southern independence, jefferson Davis life was the reflection of the simplicity and perseverance of a proud people ; men and women who endured the horror of defeat and its equally hellish aftermath ; men and women who through their Christian prism understood the fall of man and the imperfection of human institutions -- that not all of man's noble experiments succeed.

  4. Francis Collins:

    Brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable — if anything is excellent or praiseworthy — think about such things,' that would apply really well right here. So whatever is true.

  5. Julie Montagu:

    I found out my husband was part of this noble family simply by looking at a credit card of his that had his title on it, his credit card had Viscount Hinchingbrooke on it.

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