noble

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English, from Old French noble, from Latin nōbilis (knowable, known, well-known, famous, celebrated, high-born, of noble birth, excellent), from nōscere, gnōscere (to know).

Displaced native Middle English athel (noble) (from Old English æþele) and Middle English hathel, hathelle (noble, nobleman) (from the merger of Old English æþele (nobleman) and Old English hæleþ (hero)).

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noble (plural nobles)

  1. An aristocrat; one of aristocratic blood. [from 14th c.]
    This country house was occupied by nobles in the 16th century.
    Antonyms: commoner, plebeian
  2. (historical) A medieval gold coin of England in the 14th and 15th centuries, usually valued at 6s 8d. [from 14th c.]
    • 1499, John Skelton, The Bowge of Courte:
      I lyked no thynge his playe, / For yf I had not quyckely fledde the touche, / He had plucte oute the nobles of my pouche.
    • 1644, John Milton, Aeropagitica:
      And who shall then stick closest to ye, and excite others? not he who takes up armes for cote and conduct, and his four nobles of Danegelt.
    • 2011, Thomas Penn, Winter King, Penguin 2012, page 93:
      There, before the high altar, as the choir's voices soared upwards to the blue, star-flecked ceiling, Henry knelt and made his offering of a ‘noble in gold’, 6s 8d.

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noble (comparative nobler or more noble, superlative noblest or most noble)

  1. Having honorable qualities; having moral eminence and freedom from anything petty, mean or dubious in conduct and character.
    He made a noble effort.
    He is a noble man who would never put his family in jeopardy.
    Synonyms: great, honorable
    Antonyms: despicable, ignoble, mean, vile
  2. Grand; stately; magnificent; splendid.
    • 1918, W. B. Maxwell, chapter 5, in The Mirror and the Lamp:
      He was thinking; but the glory of the song, the swell from the great organ, the clustered lights, […], the height and vastness of this noble fane, its antiquity and its strength—all these things seemed to have their part as causes of the thrilling emotion that accompanied his thoughts.
    a noble edifice
  3. Of exalted rank; of or relating to the nobility; distinguished from the masses by birth, station, or title; highborn.
    noble blood; a noble personage
    Synonym: superior
    Antonyms: inferior, plebeian
  4. (geometry, of a polyhedron) Both isohedral and isogonal.

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin nōbilis.

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noble (masculine and feminine plural nobles)

  1. noble

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noble m or f (plural nobles)

  1. noble

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French, from Old French noble, borrowed from Latin nōbilis according to the TLFi dictionary.

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noble (plural nobles)

  1. noble, aristocratic
  2. (of material) non-synthetic, natural; fine
  3. noble, worthy (thoughts, cause etc.)

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  • Danish: nobel
  • German: nobel

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noble m or f (plural nobles)

  1. noble (person who is noble)

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noble

  1. inflection of nobel:
    1. strong/mixed nominative/accusative feminine singular
    2. strong nominative/accusative plural
    3. weak nominative all-gender singular
    4. weak accusative feminine/neuter singular

Middle English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French noble, from Latin nōbilis.

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noble

  1. noble

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Middle French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French, from Latin nōbilis.

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noble m or f (plural nobles)

  1. noble

Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin nōbilis.

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noble m (oblique and nominative feminine singular noble)

  1. noble; upper-class; well-bred
    Synonyms: avenant, cortois

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin nōbilis.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈnoble/, [ˈnoβle]

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noble (plural nobles)

  1. noble

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noble

  1. absolute definite natural masculine form of nobel.

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