HyperDic: noble

English > 5 senses of the word noble:
ADJECTIVEallnoble, baronial, imposing, statelyimpressive in appearance
allnobleof or belonging to or constituting / constituting the hereditary aristocracy especially as derived from feudal times
allnoblehaving or showing or indicative of high or elevated character
allnobleinert especially toward oxygen
NOUNperson noble, Lord, noblemana titled peer of the realm
noble > pronunciation
Soundsnow'bahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > noble: 5 senses > adjective 1
Meaningimpressive in appearance.
Examples
  • "a noble tree"
  • "severe-looking policemen sat astride noble horses"
Synonymsbaronial, imposing, stately
Broaderimpressivemaking a strong or vivid impression
Spanishimponente, majestuoso, noble, regio, señorial
Catalanbaronial, imponent, majestuós, noble, regi, senyorial
English > noble: 5 senses > adjective 2
MeaningOf or belonging to or constituting / constituting the hereditary aristocracy especially as derived from feudal times.
Example"of noble birth"
Narroweraristocratic, aristocratical, blue, blue-blooded, gentle, patricianbelonging to or characteristic of the nobility or aristocracy
august, grand, lordlyOf or befitting a lord
coroneted, highborn, titledbelonging to the peerage
imperial, majestic, purple, regal, royalbelonging to or befitting a supreme ruler
kingly, kinglikeHaving the rank of or resembling or befitting a king
monarchal, monarchicalHaving the characteristics / characteristics of or befitting or worthy of a monarch
princelyHaving the rank of or befitting a prince
queenly, queenlikeHaving the rank of or resembling or befitting a queen / queen
royalOf the rank of a monarch
OppositelowbornOf humble birth or origins
Spanishnoble
Catalannoble
Nounsnobilitya privileged class holding hereditary titles
nobilitythe state of being of noble birth
English > noble: 5 senses > adjective 3
MeaningHaving or showing or indicative of high or elevated character.
Examples
  • "a noble spirit"
  • "noble deeds"
Attribute ofnobility, nobleness, magnanimousness, grandeurThe quality of elevation of mind and exaltation of character or ideals or conduct
Narrowerdignifying, ennoblinginvesting with dignity or honor
exalted, elevated, sublime, grand, high-flown, high-minded, lofty, rarefied, rarified, idealistic, noble-mindedOf high moral or intellectual value
greathearted, magnanimousnoble and generous in spirit
See alsohonorable, honourableworthy of being honored
OppositeignobleCompletely lacking nobility in character or quality or purpose
Spanishnoble
Catalannoble
Nounsnobilitythe quality of elevation of mind and exaltation of character or ideals or conduct
Adverbsnoblyin a noble manner
English > noble: 5 senses > adjective 4
Meaninginert especially toward oxygen.
Examples
  • "a noble gas such as helium or neon"
  • "noble metals include gold and silver and platinum"
Broaderunreactive(chemistry) not reacting chemically
Spanishnoble
Catalannoble
English > noble: 5 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningA titled peer of the realm.
SynonymsLord, nobleman
InstancesDon JuanA legendary Spanish nobleman and philanderer who became the hero of many poems and plays and operas
Mortimer, Roger de MortimerEnglish nobleman who deposed Edward II and was executed by Edward III (1287-1330)
NarrowerarmigerA nobleman entitled to bear heraldic arms
baronA nobleman (in various countries / countries) of varying rank
burgraveA nobleman ruling a German castle and surrounding grounds by hereditary right
countA nobleman (in various countries / countries) having rank equal to a British earl
dukeA nobleman (in various countries / countries) of high rank
grandeeA nobleman of highest rank in Spain or Portugal
margraveA German nobleman ranking above a count (corresponding in rank to a British marquess)
marquis, marquessnobleman (in various countries) ranking above a count
mesne lordA feudal lord who was lord to his own tenants / tenants on land held from a superior lord
milordA term of address for an English lord
palatine, palsgrave(Middle Ages) the lord of a palatinate who exercised sovereign powers over his lands
peerA nobleman (duke or marquis or earl or viscount / viscount or baron) who is a member of the British peerage
sireA title of address formerly used for a man of rank and authority
thaneA feudal lord or baron / baron
viscount(in various countries) a son or younger brother or a count
Broadermale aristocratA man who is an aristocrat
OppositeLady, noblewoman, peeressA woman of the peerage in Britain
Spanisharistócrata, lord, noble, señor
Catalanaristòcrata, lord, noble

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