AskDefine | Define noble

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

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Pronunciation

  • (UK) /ˈnəʊbəl/
  • (US) /ˈnoʊbəl/
  • Rhymes: -əʊbəl
  • Hyphenation: no·ble

Etymology

From noble.

Noun

  1. An aristocrat; one of aristocratic blood

Antonyms

Translations

aristocrat
  • Czech: šlechtic

Adjective

  1. Having honorable qualities; having moral eminence and freedom from anything petty, mean or dubious in conduct and character
    He made a noble effort.

Antonyms

Translations

having honorable qualities

See also

French

Etymology

From nobilis.

Pronunciation

Adjective

  1. noble
    Le néon est un gaz noble.

Noun

fr-noun m

Derived terms

Spanish

Etymology

From nobilis.

Adjective

  1. noble

Related terms

Extensive Definition

Noble can refer to:

Locations in the United States

People

Fictional Characters

Businesses

Acronyms

NOBLE may refer to:

See also

noble in German: Noble
noble in Dutch: Noble
noble in Japanese: ノーブル
noble in Polish: Noble
noble in Volapük: Noble

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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