notable

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Middle English notable, from Anglo-Norman notable, Middle French notable (noteworthy), from Latin notābilis (noteworthy, extraordinary), from notō (to note, mark); corresponding to note +‎ -able.

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notable (comparative more notable, superlative most notable)

  1. Worthy of note; remarkable; memorable; noted or distinguished. [from 14th c.]
  2. Easily noted (without connotations of value); clearly noticeable, conspicuous. [from 14th c.]
  3. That can be observed; perceptible. [from 14th c.]
    • 1989, Stanton Peele, Diseasing of America:
      Dyslexia is most notable in children who are unable to focus on their assignments.
    • 2020 June 17, David Clough, “Then and now: trains through Crewe”, in Rail, page 60:
      Another most notable change concerns rolling stock liveries. Back then, corporate Rail Blue was omnipresent, whereas now there is a kaleidoscope of colours and styles.
  4. (now rare) Industrious, energetic; (specifically) (usually of a woman) capable, efficient in household management. [from 17th c.]
    • c. 1793, Edward Gibbon, Memoirs, Penguin 1990, p. 48:
      During his residence abroad, his concerns at home were managed by his mother Hester, an active and notable woman.
    • 1863, Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell, Sylvia's lovers:
      Hester looked busy and notable with her gown pinned up behind her, and her hair all tucked away under a clean linen cap; []
  5. (obsolete) Useful; profitable.

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Noun[edit]

notable (plural notables)

  1. A person or thing of distinction.

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Asturian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin notābilis.

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notable (epicene, plural notables)

  1. notable

Catalan[edit]

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From Latin notābilis.

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notable (masculine and feminine plural notables)

  1. notable

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French[edit]

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From Middle French notable, from Latin notābilis.

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notable (plural notables)

  1. notable

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notable m (plural notables)

  1. notable

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Galician[edit]

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From Latin notābilis.

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notable m or f (plural notables)

  1. notable

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Middle French[edit]

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From Latin notābilis.

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notable m or f (plural notables)

  1. important; significant

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin notābilis. Cognate with English notable.

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  • IPA(key): /noˈtable/, [noˈt̪aβle]

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notable (plural notables, superlative notabilísimo)

  1. remarkable, notable, noteworthy, noticeable, significant, marked, outstanding, striking, noted

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