HyperDic: nobility

English > 3 senses of the word nobility:
NOUNgroupnobility, aristocracya privileged class holding hereditary titles
attributenobility, nobleness, magnanimousness, grandeurthe quality of elevation of mind and exaltation of character or ideals or conduct
statenobility, noblessethe state of being of noble birth
nobility > pronunciation
Soundsnowbih'lahtiy
Rhymesability ... zloty: 638 rhymes with tiy...
English > nobility: 3 senses > noun 1, group
MeaningA privileged class holding hereditary titles.
Synonymaristocracy
InstancesFerdinand and Isabellajoint monarchs of Spain
William and Maryjoint monarchs of England
Membersaristocrat, blue blood, patricianA member of the aristocracy
NarrowerbaronetageThe collective body of baronets
knighthoodaristocrats holding the rank of knight
noblesseMembers of the nobility (especially of the French nobility)
peerage, baronageThe peers of a kingdom considered as a group
samuraifeudal Japanese military aristocracy
Broaderelite, elite groupA group or class of persons enjoying / enjoying superior intellectual or social or economic status
Spanisharistocracia, nobleza
Catalanaristocràcia, noblesa
Adjectivesnobleof or belonging to or constituting / constituting the hereditary aristocracy especially as derived from feudal times
English > nobility: 3 senses > noun 2, attribute
MeaningThe quality of elevation of mind and exaltation of character or ideals or conduct.
Synonymsnobleness, magnanimousness, grandeur
AttributesignobleCompletely lacking nobility in character or quality or purpose
nobleHaving or showing or indicative of high or elevated character
Narrowerhigh-mindedness, idealism, noble-mindednessElevated ideals or conduct
sublimitynobility in thought or feeling or style
Broaderhonorableness, honourablenessThe quality of deserving honor or respect
Spanishgrandeza, nobleza
Catalangrandesa, noblesa
Adjectivesnoblehaving or showing or indicative of high or elevated character
English > nobility: 3 senses > noun 3, state
MeaningThe state of being of noble birth.
Synonymnoblesse
Narrowerpurple, the purpleOf imperial status
Broaderstatus, positionThe relative position or standing of things or especially persons in a society
Spanishnobleza
Catalannoblesa
Adjectivesnobleof or belonging to or constituting / constituting the hereditary aristocracy especially as derived from feudal times

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