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Meaning of NOBLE

Pronunciation:  'nowbul

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a titled peer of the realm
  2. [adj]  having high moral qualities; "a noble spirit"; "a solid citizen"; "an upstanding man"; "a worthy successor"
  3. [adj]  impressive in appearance; "a baronial mansion"; "an imposing residence"; "a noble tree"; "severe-looking policemen sat astride noble horses"; "stately columns"
  4. [adj]  having or showing or indicative of high or elevated character; "a noble spirit"; "noble deeds"
  5. [adj]  of or belonging to or constituting the hereditary aristocracy especially as derived from feudal times; "of noble birth"
  6. [adj]  inert especially toward oxygen; "a noble gas such as helium or neon"; "noble metals include gold and silver and platinum"
 

NOBLE is a 5 letter word that starts with N.

 

 Synonyms: aristocratic, aristocratical, august, baronial, blue, blue-blooded, coroneted, dignifying, ennobling, exalted, gentle, grand, greathearted, highborn, high-flown, high-minded, honorable, honourable, idealistic, imperial, imposing, impressive, kinglike, kingly, lofty, Lord, lordly, magnanimous, majestic, monarchal, monarchical, nobleman, noble-minded, patrician, princely, purple, queenlike, queenly, rarefied, rarified, regal, royal, solid, stately, titled, unreactive, upstanding, worthy
 
 Antonyms: ignoble, Lady, lowborn, noblewoman, peeress
 
 See Also: armiger, Baron, burgrave, count, Don Juan, Duke, grandee, male aristocrat, margrave, marquess, marquis, mesne lord, milord, Mortimer, palatine, palsgrave, peer, Roger de Mortimer, sire, thane, viscount

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \No"ble\, a. [Compar. {Nobler}; superl. {Noblest}.] [F.
    noble, fr. L. nobilis that can be or is known, well known,
    famous, highborn, noble, fr. noscere to know. See {know}.]
    1. Possessing eminence, elevation, dignity, etc.; above
       whatever is low, mean, degrading, or dishonorable;
       magnanimous; as, a noble nature or action; a noble heart.
    
             Statues, with winding ivy crowned, belong To nobler
             poets for a nobler song.              --Dryden.
    
    2. Grand; stately; magnificent; splendid; as, a noble
       edifice.
    
    3. 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.
    
    Note: Noble is used in the formation of self-explaining
          compounds; as, noble-born, noble-hearted, noble-minded.
    
    {Noble metals} (Chem.), silver, gold, and platinum; -- so
       called from their freedom from oxidation and permanence in
       air. Copper, mercury, aluminium, palladium, rhodium,
       iridium, and osmium are sometimes included.
    
    Syn: Honorable; worthy; dignified; elevated; exalted;
         superior; sublime; great; eminent; illustrious;
         renowned; stately; splendid; magnificent; grand;
         magnanimous; generous; liberal; free.
    
    
  2. \No"ble\, n.
    1. A person of rank above a commoner; a nobleman; a peer.
    
    2. An English money of account, and, formerly, a gold coin,
       of the value of 6 s. 8 d. sterling, or about $1.61.
    
    3. (Zo["o]l.) A European fish; the lyrie.
    
    
  3. \No"ble\, v. t.
    To make noble; to ennoble. [Obs.]
    
          Thou nobledest so far forth our nature.  --Chaucer.
    
    
 
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