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. inert especially toward oxygen; " a noble gas such as helium or neon"; " noble metals include gold and silver and platinum"
  3. having or showing or indicative of high or elevated character; " a noble spirit"; " noble deeds"
  4. of or belonging to or constituting the hereditary aristocracy especially as derived from feudal times; " of noble birth"
  5. Possessing eminence, elevation, dignity, etc.; above whatever is low, mean, degrading, or dishonorable; magnanimous; as, a noble nature or action; a noble heart.
  6. Grand; stately; magnificent; splendid; as, a noble edifice.
  7. A person of rank above a commoner; a nobleman; a peer.
  8. An English money of account, and, formerly, a gold coin, of the value of 6 s. 8 d. sterling, or about $ 1. 61.
  9. A European fish; the lyrie.
  10. To make noble; to ennoble.
  11. 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.
  12. A peer or person of high rank and title.
  13. Nobly.
  14. Nobleness.
  15. Illustrious: exalted in rank: of high birth: magnificent: generous: excellent.
  16. A person of exalted rank: a peer: an old English gold coin, value about $ 1. 61.
  17. A person of high social rank.
  18. Illustrious; exalted; dignified; generous.
  19. Exalted in character or quality; imposing; magnificent.
  20. Belonging to an aristocracy; of exalted rank.
  21. A nobleman; peer.
  22. High in excellence or worth; honourable, dignified, or exalted; stately; of an ancient and honourable family; characterized by liberality; of an excellent disposition; choice.
  23. A nobleman; a peer; an old English coin worth 6s. 8d. Noble metals, gold, silver, platinum, & c.
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
  26. A person of rank above the common orders; an old gold coin, value 6s. 8d.

Usage examples for noble

  1. Yes, Stenka Razin was surely a noble man. – Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist by Alexander Berkman
  2. 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
  3. Maybe a real noble woman wouldn't have. – Aurora the Magnificent by Gertrude Hall
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Impossible; he is of noble birth. – The Amulet by Hendrik Conscience
  8. 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
  9. Find swiftly that noble young man. – My Man Jeeves by P. G. Wodehouse
  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. Speak fair, noble lord! – The Corsair King by Mór Jókai
  12. 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
  13. But it had some noble papers; perhaps the best of Margaret Fuller's. – History of American Socialisms by John Humphrey Noyes
  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. 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
  16. I confess I don't like him the worse for that," added the close noble. – Godolphin, Volume 2. by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  17. All life is better to- day for every noble individual life that has been lived in the world. – The Life Radiant by Lilian Whiting
  18. " And a noble one, I'm sure," I said. – Solander's Radio Tomb by Ellis Parker Butler
  19. 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
  20. " At Tom Candlish- the noble Sir Thomas! – The Man with a Shadow by George Manville Fenn