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Definitions of noble

  1. impressive in appearance; " a baronial mansion"; " an imposing residence"; " a noble tree"; " severe- looking policemen sat astride noble horses"; " stately columns"
  2. a titled peer of the realm
  3. inert especially toward oxygen; " a noble gas such as helium or neon"; " noble metals include gold and silver and platinum"
  4. having high moral qualities; " a noble spirit"; " a solid citizen"; " an upstanding man"; " a worthy successor"
  5. having or showing or indicative of high or elevated character; " a noble spirit"; " noble deeds"
  6. of or belonging to or constituting the hereditary aristocracy especially as derived from feudal times; " of noble birth"
  7. Possessing eminence, elevation, dignity, etc.; above whatever is low, mean, degrading, or dishonorable; magnanimous; as, a noble nature or action; a noble heart.
  8. Grand; stately; magnificent; splendid; as, a noble edifice.
  9. A person of rank above a commoner; a nobleman; a peer.
  10. An English money of account, and, formerly, a gold coin, of the value of 6 s. 8 d. sterling, or about $ 1. 61.
  11. A European fish; the lyrie.
  12. To make noble; to ennoble.
  13. High in excellence or worth; as, a noble ambition; possessing dignity or greatness of mind; illustrious; as, a noble character; famous; great; as, noble deeds; high in rank; of ancient lineage or descent; as, noble birth; stately in appearance; grand; as, noble architecture.
  14. A peer or person of high rank and title.
  15. Nobly.
  16. Nobleness.
  17. Illustrious: exalted in rank: of high birth: magnificent: generous: excellent.
  18. A person of exalted rank: a peer: an old English gold coin, value about $ 1. 61.
  19. A person of high social rank.
  20. Illustrious; exalted; dignified; generous.
  21. Exalted in character or quality; imposing; magnificent.
  22. Belonging to an aristocracy; of exalted rank.
  23. A nobleman; peer.
  24. High in excellence or worth; honourable, dignified, or exalted; stately; of an ancient and honourable family; characterized by liberality; of an excellent disposition; choice.
  25. A nobleman; a peer; an old English coin worth 6s. 8d. Noble metals, gold, silver, platinum, & c.
  26. 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.
  27. High in excellence or worth; eminent; great; illustrious; exalted; sublime; distinguished by rank and title; of the best kind; above the common order, as a metal.
  28. A person of rank above the common orders; an old gold coin, value 6s. 8d.
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Usage examples for noble

  1. His sleep was sound; a light, even breath was drawn in between red lips; he was smiling- he had passed no doubt through the gate of dreams into a noble life. – The Magic Skin by Honore de Balzac
  2. " At Tom Candlish- the noble Sir Thomas! – The Man with a Shadow by George Manville Fenn
  3. Find swiftly that noble young man. – My Man Jeeves by P. G. Wodehouse
  4. In them she has the air of a great lady occupied only with noble things. – Historia Amoris: A History of Love, Ancient and Modern by Edgar Saltus
  5. But it had some noble papers; perhaps the best of Margaret Fuller's. – History of American Socialisms by John Humphrey Noyes
  6. I can see by their appearance how noble they are, and their clothes are therefore of no significance. – By Desert Ways to Baghdad by Louisa Jebb
  7. Yes, Stenka Razin was surely a noble man. – Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist by Alexander Berkman
  8. Maybe a real noble woman wouldn't have. – Aurora the Magnificent by Gertrude Hall
  9. " And a noble one, I'm sure," I said. – Solander's Radio Tomb by Ellis Parker Butler
  10. That might be a matter of indifference to me, were it not an outrage for the daughter of a noble Roman to be lied to! – Seven Legends by Gottfried Keller
  11. It is certainly easy to deceive him, but that is because he is so noble – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  12. And at that moment I felt very noble and that the way of life which I had proposed was a very fine way of life, and possible of being lived. – We Three by Gouverneur Morris
  13. I confess I don't like him the worse for that," added the close noble – Godolphin, Volume 2. by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  14. " A king, who being a king, is still a man, and being a man is still a noble king. – Berlin and Sans-Souci by Louise Muhlbach
  15. All life is better to- day for every noble individual life that has been lived in the world. – The Life Radiant by Lilian Whiting
  16. Speak fair, noble lord! – The Corsair King by Mór Jókai
  17. She's a true woman, Guy- all heart and soul- as noble a young thing as ever broke the world's bread- too noble to live with such as we, Guy; and I only wish I had so much man's strength as to be worthy of living with such as she. – Guy Rivers: A Tale of Georgia by William Gilmore Simms
  18. One day there appeared in the castle a noble looking stranger, who asked to speak with the queen. – Stories of the Nibelungen for Young People by Various
  19. Well have you, Madam, kept up to this noble manner of thinking. – Clarissa, Volume 4 (of 9) History Of A Young Lady by Samuel Richardson
  20. Impossible; he is of noble birth. – The Amulet by Hendrik Conscience
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