What does notable mean?

Definitions for notable
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.


  1. notable

    Notable refers to a person, place, or thing that is worthy of attention or notice, typically because they are remarkable, outstanding, or significant in some way. It is often used to describe something that is famous, important, or unusual.

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. Daniel Wade:

    It's the night that two great worlds collided in JFK and Marilyn Monroe. And of course, sadly they would both die within almost a year of that night. So it's also somewhat tragic as well as being hugely notable.

  2. Jim Corridore:

    It is notable that Hagie basically put itself on sale, because they had a financial advisor involved.

  3. 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.

  4. Jeffrey Lewis:

    At some level, none of this is new, but it is notable that The IAEA has said business at usual is going on at Yongbyon, one of the problems that we've had with North Korea is because it's been business as usual for the past several years, The Democratic People have kind of just gotten used to the idea( of a nuclear-armed North Korea) and kind of forget about it. This stuff has been happening, and we only check in now and again.

  5. Alexander Woo:

    George is probably the most notable living person who has lived through the internment, and he's a working actor in our business, it seemed insane not to have him involved in the show. So I got up the courage to approach him.

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