Noble

5 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Noble \No"ble\, verb (used with an object) To make noble; to ennoble. [Obs.]

Thou nobledest so far forth our nature. --Chaucer.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Noble \No"ble\, adjective [Compar. {Nobler}; superl. {Noblest}.] [F. noble, fr. L. nobilis that can be or is known, well known, famous, highborn, noble, fr. noscere to know. See {know}.]

1. Possessing eminence, elevation, dignity, etc.; above whatever is low, mean, degrading, or dishonorable; magnanimous; as, a noble nature or action; a noble heart.

Statues, with winding ivy crowned, belong To nobler poets for a nobler song. --Dryden.

2. Grand; stately; magnificent; splendid; as, a noble edifice.

3. Of exalted rank; of or pertaining to the nobility; distinguished from the masses by birth, station, or title; highborn; as, noble blood; a noble personage.

Note: Noble is used in the formation of self-explaining compounds; as, noble-born, noble-hearted, noble-minded.

{Noble gas} (Chem.), a gaseous element belonging to group VIII of the periodic table of elements, not combining with other elements under normal reaction conditions; specifically, {helium}, {neon}, {argon}, {krypton}, {xenon}, or {radon}; also called {inert gas}.

{Noble metals} (Chem.), silver, gold, and platinum; -- so called from their resistance to oxidation by air and to dissolution by acids. Copper, mercury, aluminium, palladium, rhodium, iridium, and osmium are sometimes included.

Syn: Honorable; worthy; dignified; elevated; exalted; superior; sublime; great; eminent; illustrious; renowned; stately; splendid; magnificent; grand; magnanimous; generous; liberal; free.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Noble \No"ble\, noun

1. A person of rank above a commoner; a nobleman; a peer.

2. An English money of account, and, formerly, a gold coin, of the value of 6 s. 8 d. sterling, or about $1.61 (in 1913).

3. (Zool.) A European fish; the lyrie.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Lyrie \Ly"rie\ (l[imac]"r[i^]), noun [Icel. hl[=y]ri a sort of fish.] (Zool.) A European fish ({Peristethus cataphractum}), having the body covered with bony plates, and having three spines projecting in front of the nose; -- called also {noble}, {pluck}, {pogge}, {sea poacher}, and {armed bullhead}.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

noble

adjective

1: impressive in appearance; "a baronial mansion"; "an imposing residence"; "a noble tree"; "severe-looking policemen sat astride noble horses"; "stately columns" [syn: {baronial}, {imposing}, {noble}, {stately}]

2: of or belonging to or constituting the hereditary aristocracy especially as derived from feudal times; "of noble birth" [ant: {lowborn}]

3: having or showing or indicative of high or elevated character; "a noble spirit"; "noble deeds" [ant: {ignoble}]

4: inert especially toward oxygen; "a noble gas such as helium or neon"; "noble metals include gold and silver and platinum"

noun

1: a titled peer of the realm [syn: {Lord}, {noble}, {nobleman}] [ant: {Lady}, {noblewoman}, {peeress}]

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