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Adjective: noble (nobler,noblest)  now-bul
  1. Impressive in appearance
    "a noble tree"; "severe-looking policemen sat astride noble horses";
    - baronial, imposing, stately
     
  2. Of or belonging to or constituting the hereditary aristocracy especially as derived from feudal times
    "of noble birth"
     
  3. Having or showing or indicative of high or elevated character
    "a noble spirit"; "noble deeds"
     
  4. Inert especially toward oxygen
    "a noble gas such as helium or neon"; "noble metals include gold and silver and platinum"
Noun: noble  now-bul
  1. A titled peer of the realm
    - Lord, nobleman

Derived forms: noblest, nobles, nobler

See also: aristocratic, aristocratical, august, blue, blue-blooded, coroneted, dignifying, elevated, ennobling, exalted, gentle [archaic], grand, grandeur, greathearted, highborn, high-flown, high-minded, honorable [US], honourable [Brit, Cdn], idealistic, imperial, impressive, kinglike, kingly, lofty, lordly, magnanimous, magnanimousness, majestic, monarchal, monarchial, monarchical, nobility, noble-minded, nobleness, patrician, princely, purple, queenlike, queenly, rarefied, rarified, regal, royal, sublime, titled, unreactive

Type of: male aristocrat

Antonym: ignoble, lowborn

Encyclopedia: Noble, OK