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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. a titled peer of the realm;
[syn: Lord, noble, nobleman]


ADJECTIVE (4)

1. impressive in appearance;
- Example: "a baronial mansion"
- Example: "an imposing residence"
- Example: "a noble tree"
- Example: "severe-looking policemen sat astride noble horses"
- Example: "stately columns"
[syn: baronial, imposing, noble, stately]

2. of or belonging to or constituting the hereditary aristocracy especially as derived from feudal times;
- Example: "of noble birth"

3. having or showing or indicative of high or elevated character;
- Example: "a noble spirit"
- Example: "noble deeds"

4. inert especially toward oxygen;
- Example: "a noble gas such as helium or neon"
- Example: "noble metals include gold and silver and platinum"

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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Noble \No"ble\, a. [Compar. Nobler; superl. Noblest.] [F. noble, fr. L. nobilis that can be or is known, well known, famous, highborn, noble, fr. noscere to know. See know.] 1. Possessing eminence, elevation, dignity, etc.; above whatever is low, mean, degrading, or dishonorable; magnanimous; as, a noble nature or action; a noble heart. [1913 Webster] Statues, with winding ivy crowned, belong To nobler poets for a nobler song. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. Grand; stately; magnificent; splendid; as, a noble edifice. [1913 Webster] 3. Of exalted rank; of or pertaining to the nobility; distinguished from the masses by birth, station, or title; highborn; as, noble blood; a noble personage. [1913 Webster] Note: Noble is used in the formation of self-explaining compounds; as, noble-born, noble-hearted, noble-minded. [1913 Webster] Noble gas (Chem.), a gaseous element belonging to group VIII of the periodic table of elements, not combining with other elements under normal reaction conditions; specifically, helium, neon, argon, krypton, xenon, or radon; also called inert gas. Noble metals (Chem.), 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. [1913 Webster] Syn: Honorable; worthy; dignified; elevated; exalted; superior; sublime; great; eminent; illustrious; renowned; stately; splendid; magnificent; grand; magnanimous; generous; liberal; free. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Noble \No"ble\, n. 1. A person of rank above a commoner; a nobleman; a peer. [1913 Webster] 2. 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). [1913 Webster] 3. (Zool.) A European fish; the lyrie. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Noble \No"ble\, v. t. To make noble; to ennoble. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Thou nobledest so far forth our nature. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Lyrie \Ly"rie\ (l[imac]"r[i^]), n. [Icel. hl[=y]ri a sort of fish.] (Zool.) A European fish (Peristethus cataphractum), having the body covered with bony plates, and having three spines projecting in front of the nose; -- called also noble, pluck, pogge, sea poacher, and armed bullhead. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

noble adj 1: impressive in appearance; "a baronial mansion"; "an imposing residence"; "a noble tree"; "severe-looking policemen sat astride noble horses"; "stately columns" [syn: baronial, imposing, noble, stately] 2: of or belonging to or constituting the hereditary aristocracy especially as derived from feudal times; "of noble birth" [ant: lowborn] 3: having or showing or indicative of high or elevated character; "a noble spirit"; "noble deeds" [ant: ignoble] 4: inert especially toward oxygen; "a noble gas such as helium or neon"; "noble metals include gold and silver and platinum" n 1: a titled peer of the realm [syn: Lord, noble, nobleman] [ant: Lady, noblewoman, peeress]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

313 Moby Thesaurus words for "noble": Babylonian, Brahman, Christian, Corinthian, acclaimed, admirable, advantageous, archduke, aristocrat, aristocratic, armiger, august, auspicious, awe-inspiring, awful, barbaric, baron, baronet, baronial, beneficial, benevolent, big, bighearted, blameless, blue blood, blue-blooded, bon, bonny, braw, bueno, capital, celebrated, changeless, chivalrous, clean, cogent, commendable, conspicuous, constant, count, courtly, creditable, daimio, decent, deluxe, dignified, distinguished, ducal, duke, earl, elaborate, elegant, elevated, eminent, erect, esquire, esteemed, estimable, ethical, exalted, excellent, exceptional, expedient, exquisite, extraordinary, extravagant, fair, faithful, famous, fancy, favorable, fine, full of integrity, generous, genteel, gentle, gentleman, gentlemanlike, gentlemanly, gentlewoman, glorious, godlike, good, goodly, grand, grand duke, grandee, grandiose, grave, great, great of heart, greathearted, handsome, healthy, held in esteem, helpful, heroic, hidalgo, high, high-class, high-minded, high-principled, high-ranking, highly esteemed, highly regarded, highly reputed, highly respectable, honest, honorable, honored, idealistic, illustrious, immaculate, immutable, imposing, impressive, in favor, in good odor, in high favor, incommutable, inconvertible, incorruptible, indefeasible, inert, inspiring, insusceptible of change, intransmutable, invariable, inviolate, irreproachable, irretrievable, irreversible, irrevocable, just, kind, kinglike, kingly, knightly, lace-curtain, lady, ladylike, laird, landgrave, largehearted, lasting, laudable, lauded, law-abiding, law-loving, law-revering, liberal, lofty, lord, lordling, lordly, loyal, luxurious, magisterial, magnanimous, magnate, magnificent, magnifico, majestic, manly, margrave, marked, marquis, memorable, meritorious, moral, moralistic, moving, nice, noble-minded, nobleman, noblewoman, none, nonreturnable, nonreversible, notable, noted, noteworthy, of gentle blood, of mark, of rank, openhanded, optimate, outstanding, palatial, palsgrave, patrician, peer, permanent, pleasant, plush, posh, prestigious, princelike, princely, principled, profitable, prominent, proud, pure, queenlike, queenly, quite the lady, rare, regal, remarkable, rememberable, renowned, reputable, respectable, respected, revered, reverend, reverseless, rich, right, right-minded, righteous, ritzy, royal, salient, sedate, seigneur, seignior, self-sacrificing, serious, signal, silk-stocking, skillful, soaring, sober, solemn, sound, special, splendacious, splendid, splendiferous, spotless, squire, stainless, stately, statuesque, staunch, steadfast, sterling, striking, stunning, sublime, sumptuous, superb, superfancy, superfine, swank, swanky, swell, telling, thoroughbred, titled, towering, true, true-dealing, true-devoted, true-disposing, true-souled, true-spirited, truehearted, trustworthy, unalterable, unalterative, unaltered, unblemished, unchangeable, unchanged, unchanging, uncorrupt, uncorrupted, undefiled, undeflectable, undeviating, unforgettable, unimpeachable, unmodifiable, unremitting, unrestorable, unreturnable, unspotted, unstained, unsullied, unsusceptible, untarnished, unvariable, unvarying, upper-cruster, upright, uprighteous, upstanding, useful, valid, venerable, venerated, very good, virtuous, viscount, waldgrave, weighty, well-thought-of, worshipful, worthy, yeomanly
U.S. Gazetteer Counties (2000):

Noble -- U.S. County in Indiana Population (2000): 46275 Housing Units (2000): 18233 Land area (2000): 411.111958 sq. miles (1064.775038 sq. km) Water area (2000): 6.498615 sq. miles (16.831334 sq. km) Total area (2000): 417.610573 sq. miles (1081.606372 sq. km) Located within: Indiana (IN), FIPS 18 Location: 41.408138 N, 85.413889 W Headwords: Noble Noble, IN Noble County Noble County, IN
U.S. Gazetteer Counties (2000):

Noble -- U.S. County in Ohio Population (2000): 14058 Housing Units (2000): 5480 Land area (2000): 399.000092 sq. miles (1033.405451 sq. km) Water area (2000): 5.585395 sq. miles (14.466106 sq. km) Total area (2000): 404.585487 sq. miles (1047.871557 sq. km) Located within: Ohio (OH), FIPS 39 Location: 39.773140 N, 81.471413 W Headwords: Noble Noble, OH Noble County Noble County, OH
U.S. Gazetteer Counties (2000):

Noble -- U.S. County in Oklahoma Population (2000): 11411 Housing Units (2000): 5082 Land area (2000): 731.902669 sq. miles (1895.619130 sq. km) Water area (2000): 10.535184 sq. miles (27.286001 sq. km) Total area (2000): 742.437853 sq. miles (1922.905131 sq. km) Located within: Oklahoma (OK), FIPS 40 Location: 36.369302 N, 97.237878 W Headwords: Noble Noble, OK Noble County Noble County, OK
U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000):

Noble, IL -- U.S. village in Illinois Population (2000): 746 Housing Units (2000): 363 Land area (2000): 1.023734 sq. miles (2.651458 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.004787 sq. miles (0.012397 sq. km) Total area (2000): 1.028521 sq. miles (2.663855 sq. km) FIPS code: 53143 Located within: Illinois (IL), FIPS 17 Location: 38.698408 N, 88.222313 W ZIP Codes (1990): 62868 Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs. Headwords: Noble, IL Noble
U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000):

Noble, OK -- U.S. city in Oklahoma Population (2000): 5260 Housing Units (2000): 2134 Land area (2000): 12.522112 sq. miles (32.432120 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.368401 sq. miles (0.954154 sq. km) Total area (2000): 12.890513 sq. miles (33.386274 sq. km) FIPS code: 52150 Located within: Oklahoma (OK), FIPS 40 Location: 35.141173 N, 97.388807 W ZIP Codes (1990): 73068 Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs. Headwords: Noble, OK Noble
U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000):

Noble, LA -- U.S. village in Louisiana Population (2000): 259 Housing Units (2000): 104 Land area (2000): 1.027435 sq. miles (2.661044 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 1.027435 sq. miles (2.661044 sq. km) FIPS code: 55420 Located within: Louisiana (LA), FIPS 22 Location: 31.690237 N, 93.682087 W ZIP Codes (1990): 71462 Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs. Headwords: Noble, LA Noble