What does noble mean?

Definitions for noble
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. Aldous Huxley:

    Idealism is the noble toga that political gentlemen drape over their will to power.

  2. Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer:

    Dylan Noble thought Dylan Noble was either taunting Dylan Noble or was practicing pulling out a gun.

  3. 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.

  4. Anne Louise Germaine de Staël:

    When a noble life has prepared old age, it is not decline that it reveals, but the first days of immortality.

  5. Johann von Goethe:

    To live as one likes is plebian the noble man aspires to order and law.

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