noble: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (nō'bul), [key]
— adj., n. -bler, -blest,
- distinguished by rank or title.
- pertaining to persons so distinguished.
- of, belonging to, or constituting a hereditary class that has special social or political status in a country or state; of or pertaining to the aristocracy.
- of an exalted moral or mental character or excellence; lofty: a noble thought.
- admirable in dignity of conception, manner of expression, execution, or composition: a noble poem.
- very impressive or imposing in appearance; stately; magnificent: a noble monument.
- of an admirably high quality; notably superior; excellent.
- famous; illustrious; renowned.
- inert; chemically inactive.
- (of a hawk) having excellent qualities or abilities.
- a person of noble birth or rank; nobleman or noblewoman.
- a former gold coin of England, first issued in 1346 by Edward III, equal to half a mark or 6s. 8d., replaced in 1464 under Edward IV by the rose noble.
- (in Britain) a peer.
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