What does noble mean?

Definitions for noble
ˈnoʊ bəlno·ble

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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"

Wiktionary

  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

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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  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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How to say noble in sign language?

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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. Feodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky:

    If you wish to glimpse inside a human soul and get to know a man, don't bother analyzing his ways of being silent, of talking, of weeping, of seeing how much he is moved by noble ideas you will get better results if you just watch him laugh. If he laughs well, he's a good man.

  2. Bhartrihari:

    Low-minded men are occupied solely with their own affairs, but noble-minded men take special interest in the affairs of others. The submarine fire drinks up the ocean, to fill its insatiable interior; the rain-cloud, that it may relieve the drought of the earth, burnt up by the hot season.

  3. Phyllis McGinley:

    The system -- the American one, at least -- is a vast and noble experiment. It has been polestar and exemplar for other nations. But from kindergarten until she graduates from college the girl is treated in it exactly like her brothers. She studies the same subjects, becomes proficient at the same sports. Oh, it is a magnificent lore she learns, education for the mind beyond anything Jane Austen or Saint Theresa or even Mrs. Pankhurst ever dreamed. It is truly Utopian. But Utopia was never meant to exist on this disheveled planet.

  4. William Shakespeare, "Hamlet", Act 5 scene 2:

    Now cracks a noble heart. Good night sweet prince:And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest!

  5. Donald Trump:

    The memorial was a beautiful tribute to President Bush's extraordinary life and a noble legacy to public service, he was a wonderful man. We will always remember this great statesman and beloved American patriot. He really was very special.

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