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ˈnoʊ tə bəlno·table

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. luminary, leading light, guiding light, notable, notabilityadjective

    a celebrity who is an inspiration to others

    "he was host to a large gathering of luminaries"

  2. noteworthy, notableadjective

    worthy of notice

    "a noteworthy advance in cancer research"

  3. celebrated, famed, far-famed, famous, illustrious, notable, noted, renownedadjective

    widely known and esteemed

    "a famous actor"; "a celebrated musician"; "a famed scientist"; "an illustrious judge"; "a notable historian"; "a renowned painter"

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. NOTABLEadjective

    Remarkable; memorable; observable.

    Etymology: notable, Fr. notabils, Latin.

    The success of those wars was too notable to be unknown to your ears; which, it seems, all worthy fame hath glory to come unto. Philip Sidney, b. ii.

    The same is notified in the notable places of the diocess. John Whitgift.

    In the parliament at Kilkenny, many notable laws were enacted, which shew, for the law doth best discover enormities, how much the English colonies were corrupted. John Davies, on Ireland.

    Two young men appeared notable in strength, excellent in beauty, and comely in apparel. 2 Mac. iii. 26.

    They bore two or three charges from the horse with notable courage, and without being broken. Edward Hyde.

    Both armies lay still without any notable action, for the space of ten days. Edward Hyde, b. viii.

    Varro’s aviary is still so famous, that it is reckoned for one of those notables which men of foreign nations record. Addison.

    Cæsar, whose great sagacity and conduct put his success as much out of the power of chance as human reason could well do, yet upon occasion of a notable experiment, that had like to have lost him his whole army at Dyrrachium, tells us the power of it in his commentaries. Robert South, Serm.

    It is impossible but a man must have first passed this notable stage, and got his conscience thoroughly debauched and hardened, before he can arrive to the height of sin. South.

    This absolute monarch was as notable a guardian of the fortunes, as of the lives of his subjects. When any man grew rich, to keep him from being dangerous to the state, he sent for all his goods. Joseph Addison, Freeholder, №. 10.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Notableadjective

    capable of being noted; noticeable; plan; evident

  2. Notableadjective

    worthy of notice; remarkable; memorable; noted or distinguished; as, a notable event, person

  3. Notableadjective

    well-known; notorious

  4. Notablenoun

    a person, or thing, of distinction

  5. Notablenoun

    one of a number of persons, before the revolution of 1789, chiefly of the higher orders, appointed by the king to constitute a representative body

  6. Etymology: [F. notable, L. notabilis, fr. notare to mark, nota mark, note. See 5th Note.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Notable

    nō′ta-bl, adj. worthy of being known or noted: remarkable: memorable: distinguished: notorious: capable, clever, industrious.—n. a person or thing worthy of note, esp. in pl. for persons of distinction and political importance in France in pre-Revolution times.—n.pl. Notabil′ia, things worthy of notice: noteworthy sayings.—ns. Notabil′ity, the being notable: a notable person or thing; Nō′tableness.—adv. Nō′tably.

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'notable' in Adjectives Frequency: #737

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of notable in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of notable in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of notable in a Sentence

  1. Richard Gowan:

    It is clearly part of a bigger campaign to undermine international institutions and its notable that John Bolton emphasized that The US is going to be aiming to remove The US from any further jurisdiction, i think United States's part of Bolton's underlying agenda. John Bolton's quite obsessed with restraints on United States policy making.

  2. David Inserra:

    So long as terror groups are able to conduct notable attacks and control territory, they will continue to inspire additional radicals around the world, while the U.S. and its allies must continue to try to stop terror attacks with all the tools at their disposal, the West must also defeat ISIS, Al Qaeda, and other terrorist groups to prevent the spread of their violent ideology.

  3. Joe Berlinger:

    I think the most notable thing [was] the degree to which they were unhappy with the portrayal of family, particularly of the mother Bonnie Clutter, who was portrayed as somebody who was kind of depressed and didn’t get out of bed and all sorts of things they feel [are] just not true, she had some pain issues that she managed, but she embraced life and she was beloved by all the family, extended family.

  4. White House:

    Family and friends have long sought clemency for Mr. Patrick Nolan, alongside notable advocates like former Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli and author Arnold Steinberg, in light of these facts, Patrick Nolan is entirely deserving of this Grant of Executive Clemency.

  5. John Sherwood:

    A notable aspect of his naval aviation career was luck, if he had been any other pilot, [ the Navy ] might’ve not given him another chance.

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