What does sable mean?

Definitions for sableˈseɪ bəl

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word sable.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. sable, sable brush, sable's hair pencil(noun)

    an artist's brush made of sable hairs

  2. sable(noun)

    the expensive dark brown fur of the marten

  3. coal black, ebony, jet black, pitch black, sable, soot black(noun)

    a very dark black

  4. sable(noun)

    a scarf (or trimming) made of sable

  5. sable, Martes zibellina(adj)

    marten of northern Asian forests having luxuriant dark brown fur

  6. sable(adj)

    of a dark somewhat brownish black


  1. sable(Noun)

    : A black colour on a coat of arms.

  2. sable(Noun)

    A small carnivorous mammal of the Old World that resembles a weasel, Mustela zibellina, from cold regions in Eurasia and the North Pacific islands, valued for its dark brown fur.

  3. sable(Noun)

    The marten, especially Mustela americana.

  4. sable(Noun)

    Black garments worn in mourning.

  5. sable(Noun)

    The fur or pelt of the sable or other species of martens; a coat made from this fur.

  6. sable(Noun)

    An artist's brush made from the fur of the sable.

  7. sable(Adjective)

    Of the black colour sable.

  8. sable(Adjective)

    : In blazon, of the colour black.

  9. sable(Adjective)

    Made of sable fur.

  10. sable(Adjective)

    Dark, somber.

  11. Origin: C.1275, ; from sable and martre sable, in reference to the animal or its fur; from sabel (compare sabel, zobel); ultimately from an Old Slavonic or Baltic word (compare соболь (sóbol'), soból, sobol). Compare also samōr.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sable(noun)

    a carnivorous animal of the Weasel family (Mustela zibellina) native of the northern latitudes of Europe, Asia, and America, -- noted for its fine, soft, and valuable fur

  2. Sable(noun)

    the fur of the sable

  3. Sable(noun)

    a mourning garment; a funeral robe; -- generally in the plural

  4. Sable(noun)

    the tincture black; -- represented by vertical and horizontal lines crossing each other

  5. Sable(adj)

    of the color of the sable's fur; dark; black; -- used chiefly in poetry

  6. Sable(verb)

    to render sable or dark; to drape darkly or in black

  7. Origin: [OF. sable, F. zibeline sable (in sense 4), LL. sabellum; cf. D. sabel, Dan. sabel, zobel, Sw. sabel, sobel, G. zobel; all fr. Russ. sbole.]


  1. Sable

    The sable is a species of marten which inhabits forest environments, primarily in Russia from the Ural Mountains throughout Siberia, eastern Kazakhstan, northern Mongolia, China, North and South Korea and Hokkaidō in Japan. Its range in the wild originally extended through European Russia to Poland and Scandinavia. It has historically been harvested for its highly valued fur, which remains a luxury good to this day. While hunting of wild animals is still common in Russia, most fur in the market is now commercially farmed.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Sable

    sā′bl, n. a Siberian species of Marten, with lustrous dark-brown or blackish fur: its fur: a fine paint-brush made of sable: the colour black: (pl.) black clothes, mourning clothes.—adj. of the colour of the sable's fur: blackish, dark-brown: made of the fur of the sable.—v.t. to sadden.&mdashmdash;adjs. Sā′ble-stoled; Sā′ble-vest′ed. [O. Fr. sable—Russ. sabolĭ.]

Anagrams for sable »

  1. ables, baels, bales, Basel, Basle, blasé, blase, Blase


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sable in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sable in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Dennis Basso Boutique:

    They knew what they were looking for, they broke down the door to my Madison Avenue store at 5 a.m. on Christmas Eve and took only the most expensive sable coats.

  2. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Tout faire dans la vie avec passion. Artistes incroyables, invent euros brillants et merveilleux écrivains atteignent les plus hauts niveaux dans leurs champs à cause de leur passion. Sans passion, la vie est comme un coquillage vide et creuse couché dans le sable. Ce est la passion qui apporte la vie dans tout ce que vous faites dans la vie. Merci beeaucoup!

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