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Webster 1913 Edition


Notable

Not′a-ble

,
Adj.
[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
.
Notable in the sense of careful, thrifty, characterized by thrift and capacity (as, a notable housekeeper) is pronounced by many good orthoepists,
nŏt′ȧ-b’l
, the derivatives notableness, and notably, being also similarly pronounced with short o in the first syllable.
3.
Well-known; notorious.
[Obs.]
Chaucer.

Not′a-ble

(nōt′ȧ-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.

Webster 1828 Edition


Notable

NOT'ABLE

,
Adj.
[L. known; to know.]
1.
Remarkable; worthy of notice; memorable; observable; distinguished or noted.
They bore two or three charges from the horse with notable courage.
Two young men of notable strength. 2 Maccabees.
2.
Active; industrious; careful; as a notable woman.
[In both senses, this word is obsolete in elegant style, or used only in irony. The second sense is in colloquial use in New England.
3.
In Scripture, conspicuous; sightly; as a notable horn. Daniel 8.
4.
Notorious. Matthew 27.
5.
Terrible. Acts 2.
6.
Known or apparent. Acts 4.

NOT'ABLE

,
Noun.
1.
In France, the nobles or persons of rank and distinction were formerly called notables.
2.
A thing worthy of observation.

Definition 2022


notable

notable

English

Alternative forms

  • nottable

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈnəʊtəbəl/ or IPA(key): /ˈnɒtəbəl/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈnəʊtəbəl/ or IPA(key): /ˈnɑtəbəl/

Adjective

notable (comparative more notable, superlative most notable)

  1. (obsolete) Useful; profitable.
    • 1754, James Howell, Epistolae Ho-Elianae: familiar letters domestic and foreign:
      Your honourable Uncle Sir Robert Mansel, who is now in the Mediterranean, hath been very notable to me, and I shall ever acknowledge a good part of my Education from him.
  2. Prudent; clever; capable; industrious; thrifty.
    • 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; [...]
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Etymology 2

From Middle English notable, from Old French notable (noteworthy), from Latin notabilis (noteworthy, extraordinary), from notō (note, mark, verb), equivalent to note + -able.

Pronunciation

Adjective

notable (comparative more notable, superlative most notable)

  1. Worthy of notice; remarkable; memorable; noted or distinguished.
    • Shakespeare, Two Gentlemen of Verona:
      [...] how sayest thou, that my master is become a notable lover?
  2. (dated) Capable of being noted; noticeable; plain; evident.
    • Shakespeare, Two Gentlemen of Verona:
      A notable lubber, as thou reportest him to be.
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Derived terms
Translations

Noun

notable (plural notables)

  1. A person or thing of distinction.
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Asturian

Etymology

From Latin notābilis.

Adjective

notable (epicene, plural notables)

  1. notable

Catalan

Etymology

From Latin notābilis.

Adjective

notable m, f (masculine and feminine plural notables)

  1. notable

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French

Etymology

From Latin notābilis.

Adjective

notable m, f (plural notables)

  1. notable

Derived terms

Noun

notable m (plural notables)

  1. notable

Galician

Alternative forms

Etymology

From Latin notābilis.

Adjective

notable m, f (plural notables)

  1. notable

Derived terms


Middle French

Etymology

From Latin notābilis.

Adjective

notable m, f (plural notables)

  1. important; significant

Spanish

Etymology

From Latin notābilis.

Adjective

notable m, f (plural notables)

  1. notable

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