What does nubile mean?

Definitions for nubile
ˈnu bɪl, -baɪl, ˈnyu-nu·bile

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. marriageable, nubileadjective

    of girls or women who are eligible to marry


  1. Nubileadjective

    Sexually attractive, sometimes used as a genteel euphemism for having well-developed breasts; -- of a young woman.


  1. nubilenoun

    A young sexually-attractive woman

  2. nubileadjective

    of an age suitable for marriage; marriageable (used of a young woman).

  3. nubileadjective

    sexually attractive (used of a young woman).

  4. Etymology: From nubile, from nubilis, from nubo, from sneubho-. Possibly cognate with νύμφη (English nymph), but this is disputed.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Nubileadjective

    Marriageable; fit for marriage.

    Etymology: nubile, Fr. nubilis, Latin.

    The cowslip smiles, in brighter yellow drest,
    Than that which veils the nubile virgin’s breast. Matthew Prior.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Nubileadjective

    of an age suitable for marriage; marriageable

  2. Etymology: [L. nubilis, fr. nubere to marry: cf. F. nubile. See Nuptial.]


  1. Nubile

    Nubile refers to a young woman who is ready or suitable for marriage by virtue of her age or maturity. Since at least 1973, it has also been used to refer to a sexually attractive young woman.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Nubile

    nū′bil, adj. marriageable.—n. Nubil′ity. [L. nubilisnubĕre, to veil one's self, hence to marry.]

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Nubile is ranked #157234 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Nubile surname appeared 103 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Nubile.

    96.1% or 99 total occurrences were White.

Anagrams for nubile »

  1. beluin

  2. unible

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of nubile in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of nubile in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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