Adjective "noble" definition and examples

Pronunciation

/ˈnəʊb(ə)l/

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Definitions and examples

adjective

Belonging by rank, title, or birth to the aristocracy.
  1. 'the Duchess of Kent and several other noble ladies'
  2. 'The new privileges belong to ‘preferred minorities’ rather than noble families.'
  3. 'She pulled a necklace that belonged to the noble family from her pocket and threw it on the ground.'
  4. 'Born into a noble family, he held several official positions in Paris before his connection with the Duke of Orléans allowed him to take up composing.'
  5. 'She's not meek, like most noble ladies are trained to be.'
  6. 'Sir Syed Ahmad Khan was born in a noble family at Delhi on October 17, 1817.'
Having or showing fine personal qualities or high moral principles.
  1. 'It was a good thing that Allan had the true noble morals and the principles which prevented him from ever taking advantage of Chase's loyalty.'
  2. 'While this may sound noble, they can't seriously think this will be effective.'
  3. '"You don't have to be so noble, Toby, " I replied.'
  4. 'The only blemish on such noble intentions was the absence yesterday of ordinary people.'
  5. 'Sadly, this plan is riddled with problems, no matter how noble it sounds.'
  6. 'How can one person, no matter how noble, confess the sins of another?'
  7. 'Her generation of Irish people knew all about sacrifice and were a noble people with a fine sense of community and idealism.'
  8. 'The President's Broader Middle East and North Africa Initiative is certainly a noble goal in principle.'
  9. 'A revolution was carried out, on the basis of the noblest social ideals.'
  10. 'Granted, I was now on the right side of the Iron Curtain, where the reasons for conducting propaganda were more noble, but the principles remained the same.'
  11. 'noble arches and massive granite columns'
  12. 'We threaded through the side streets, slowing to pay respect to old grand churches and noble bungalows.'
  13. 'Chardonnay is the noble grape from which some of the finest white wines are produced'
  14. 'The valiant one and his noble steed hiked up to the hill where the castle was.'
  15. 'If you have been disappointed by bottles bearing such names, do not blame Reisling - it has nothing whatsoever to do with this noble grape.'
  16. 'The courageous protagonist ventured slightly from the kingdom, reaching for his noble steed.'
  17. 'Such brandies are distinctive, often noble, and almost always underrated.'

noun

(especially in former times) a person of noble rank or birth.
  1. 'the king imposed a tax on both nobles and peasants'
  2. 'They were disgusted by the manipulation of recent changes in favour of the Manchu nobles.'
  3. 'There were more young nobles wandering around holding those green pieces of paper.'
  4. 'They have connections with all the nobles who resent my power and my politics.'
  5. 'Macduff is a Scottish noble who suspects that Macbeth has murdered Duncan from the very beginning.'
  6. 'Most nobles were offended by peasants attempting to act higher class than they truly were.'
  7. 'In Austria there were major and minor nobles, small farmers who were freemen, indentured farmers and serfs.'
  8. 'The castles of the rebellious barons were razed and the nobles never challenged the duke's power again.'
  9. 'She was walking her highest ranked nobles in front of her and her ladies in waiting behind.'
  10. 'The great nobles of Europe, however, the kings and dukes and so on, were not there.'
  11. 'Since it was the day after the great ball, all the suitors and nobles with rank were still sleeping.'
A former English gold coin first issued in 1351.

    Definitions

    1. distinguished by rank or title.

    2. pertaining to persons so distinguished.

    3. of, belonging to, or constituting a hereditary class that has special social or political status in a country or state; of or pertaining to the aristocracy.Synonyms: highborn, aristocratic; patrician, blue-blooded.Antonyms: baseborn, lowborn; common, plebian; lower-class, working-class, middle-class, bourgeois.

    4. of an exalted moral or mental character or excellence: a noble th

    More examples(as adjective)

    "people can be noble in/at/on times."

    "people can be noble in gravelies."

    "people can be noble in entertainments."

    "officers can be noble in conflicts."

    "everythings can be noble about rolls."

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    Origin

    Middle English: from Old French, from Latin ( g)nobilis ‘noted, high-born’, from an Indo-European root shared by know.

    Phrase

    the noble art (or science)(of self-defence)