Webster 1913 Edition
noble, fr. L.
nobilisthat can be or is known, well known, famous, highborn, noble, fr.
noscereto know. See
Possessing eminence, elevation, dignity, etc.; above whatever is low, mean, degrading, or dishonorable; magnanimous;
noblenature or action; a
Statues, with winding ivy crowned, belong
noblerpoets for a
Grand; stately; magnificent; splendid;
Of exalted rank; of or pertaining to the nobility; distinguished from the masses by birth, station, or title; highborn;
Nobleis used in the formation of self-explaining compounds;
a gaseous element belonging to group VIII of the periodic table of elements, not combining with other elements under normal reaction conditions; specifically,–
radon; also called
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.
A person of rank above a commoner; a nobleman; a peer.
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).
A European fish; the lyrie.
To make noble; to ennoble.
nobledestso far forth our nature.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.Great; elevated; dignified; being above every thing that can dishonor reputation; as a nobel mind; a noble courage; noble deeds of valor.
2.Exalted; elevated; sublime.
Statues, with winding ivy crown'd, belong to nobler poets for a nobler song.
3.Magnificent; stately; splendid; as a noble parade; a noble edifice.
4.Of an ancient and splendid family; as nobel by descent.
5.Distinguished from commoners by rank and title; as a noble personage.
6.Free; generous; liberal; as a noble heart.
7.Principal; capital; as the noble parts of the body.
8.Ingenuous; candid; of an excellent disposition; ready to receive truth. Acts 17.
9.Of the best kind; choice; excellent; as a noble vine. Jeremiah 2.
1.A person of rank above a commoner; a nobleman; a peer; as a duke, marquis, earl, viscount or baron.
2.In Scripture, a person of honorable family or distinguished by station. Exodus 24. Nehemiah 6.
3.Originally, a gold coin, but now a money of account, value 6s. 8d. sterling, or $1 48cts.