Definition of Noble

1. Noun. A titled peer of the realm.

Exact synonyms: Lord, Nobleman
Specialized synonyms: Armiger, Baron, Burgrave, Count, Duke, Grandee, Margrave, Marquess, Marquis, Mesne Lord, Milord, Palatine, Palsgrave, Peer, Sire, Thane, Viscount
Generic synonyms: Male Aristocrat
Specialized synonyms: Don Juan, Mortimer, Roger De Mortimer
Antonyms: Lady, Noblewoman
Derivative terms: Lord, Lordly, Lordship

2. Adjective. Impressive in appearance. "Stately columns"
Exact synonyms: Baronial, Imposing, Stately
Similar to: Impressive
Derivative terms: Baron, Stateliness

3. Adjective. Of or belonging to or constituting the hereditary aristocracy especially as derived from feudal times. "Of noble birth"

4. Adjective. Having or showing or indicative of high or elevated character. "Noble deeds"

5. Adjective. Inert especially toward oxygen. "Noble metals include gold and silver and platinum"
Similar to: Unreactive

Definition of Noble

1. a. Possessing eminence, elevation, dignity, etc.; above whatever is low, mean, degrading, or dishonorable; magnanimous; as, a noble nature or action; a noble heart.

2. n. A person of rank above a commoner; a nobleman; a peer.

3. v. t. To make noble; to ennoble.

Definition of Noble

1. Noun. An aristocrat; one of aristocratic blood. ¹

2. Noun. A medieval coin of England in the 14th and 15th centuries. ¹

3. Adjective. Having honorable qualities; having moral eminence and freedom from anything petty, mean or dubious in conduct and character ¹

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Definition of Noble

1. possessing qualities of excellence [adj -BLER, -BLEST] / a person of high birth, rank, or title [n -S]

Medical Definition of Noble

1. 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. Noble is used in the formation of self-explaining compounds; as, noble-born, noble-hearted, noble-minded. Noble metals, 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. Synonym: Honorable, worthy, dignified, elevated, exalted, superior, sublime, great, eminent, illustrious, renowned, stately, splendid, magnificent, grand, magnanimous, generous, liberal, free. Origin: F. Noble, fr. L. Nobilis that can be or is known, well known, famous, highborn, noble, fr.noscere to know. See know. 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. A European fish; the lyrie. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Noble

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Literary usage of Noble

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1. Middlemarch: A Study of Provincial Life by George Eliot (1873)
""I will not stay," said Miss noble, putting her hand into her small basket, ... "Do see him, Mrs. Casaubon," said Miss noble, pathetically ; " else I must ..."

2. Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle (1900)
"... ADVENTURE OF THE noble BACHELOR ¡HE Lord St. Simon marriage, and its curious termination, have long ceased to be a subject of interest in those exalted ..."

3. Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, Peter Augustin Daniel (1874)
"Parallel-Texts of the Quarto and First Folio, arranged so as to show their differences;. The Two noble Kinsmen, by Shakspere and Fletcher; a. ..."

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