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

Notable \Not"a*ble\, adjective [F. notable, L. notabilis, fr. notare to mark, nota mark, note. See 5th {Note}.]

1. Capable of being noted; noticeable; plain; evident.

2. Worthy of notice; remarkable; memorable; noted or distinguished; as, a notable event, person.

Note: Notable in the sense of careful, thrifty, characterized by thrift and capacity (as, a notable housekeeper) is pronounced by many good orthoepists, n[o^]t"[.a]*b'l, the derivatives notableness, and notably, being also similarly pronounced with short o in the first syllable.

3. Well-known; notorious. [Obs.] --Chaucer.

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

Notable \Not"a*ble\ (n[=o]t"[.a]*b'l), noun

1. A person, or thing, of distinction.

2. (French Hist.) One of a number of persons, before the revolution of 1789, chiefly of the higher orders, appointed by the king to constitute a representative body.

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

notable

adjective

1: worthy of notice; "a noteworthy advance in cancer research" [syn: {noteworthy}, {notable}]

2: widely known and esteemed; "a famous actor"; "a celebrated musician"; "a famed scientist"; "an illustrious judge"; "a notable historian"; "a renowned painter" [syn: {celebrated}, {famed}, {far-famed}, {famous}, {illustrious}, {notable}, {noted}, {renowned}]

noun

1: a celebrity who is an inspiration to others; "he was host to a large gathering of luminaries" [syn: {luminary}, {leading light}, {guiding light}, {notable}, {notability}]


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