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Make big plans; aim high in hope and work, remembering that a noble, logical diagram once recorded will not die, but long after we are gone be a living thing, asserting itself with ever-growing insistence.
Daniel Burnham

Meaning of "noble" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD NOBLE

Via Old French from Latin nōbilis, originally, capable of being known, hence well-known, noble, from noscere to know.
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PRONUNCIATION OF NOBLE

noble  [ˈnəʊbəl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF NOBLE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Noble can act as a noun and an adjective.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES NOBLE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of noble in the English dictionary

The first definition of noble in the dictionary is of or relating to a hereditary class with special social or political status, often derived from a feudal period. Other definition of noble is of or characterized by high moral qualities; magnanimous. Noble is also having dignity or eminence; illustrious.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH NOBLE


chasuble
ˈtʃæzjʊbəl
Chernobyl
tʃɜːˈnəʊbəl
coble
ˈkəʊbəl
disennoble
ˌdɪsɪˈnəʊbəl
dissoluble
dɪˈsɒljʊbəl
ennoble
ɪˈnəʊbəl
global
ˈɡləʊbəl
globally
ˈɡləʊbəl
Grenoble
ɡrəˈnəʊbəl
Hasdrubal
ˈhæzdrʊbəl
ignoble
ɪɡˈnəʊbəl
indissoluble
ˌɪndɪˈsɒljʊbəl
insoluble
ɪnˈsɒljʊbəl
irresoluble
ɪˈrɛzəljʊbəl
nonnoble
ˌnɒnˈnəʊbəl
proball
ˈprəʊbəl
soluble
ˈsɒljʊbəl
unnoble
ʌnˈnəʊbəl
voluble
ˈvɒljʊbəl
water-soluble
ˌwɔːtəˈsɒljʊbəl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE NOBLE

nobiliary particle
nobilitate
nobilitation
nobilities
nobility
noble art
noble fir
noble gas
noble rot
noble savage
noble science
noble-minded
nobleman
noblemen
nobleness
noblesse
noblesse oblige
noblewoman
noblewomen
nobly

WORDS THAT END LIKE NOBLE

able
accessible
affordable
angel-noble
applicable
at the double
available
cable
comfortable
compatible
double
enable
ensemble
expandable
flexible
horrible
humble
moble
paso doble
roble

Synonyms and antonyms of noble in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «NOBLE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «noble» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of noble

Translation of «noble» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF NOBLE

Find out the translation of noble to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of noble from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «noble» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

高尚的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

noble
570 millions of speakers

English

noble
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

महान
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

نبيلة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

благородный
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

nobre
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

উন্নতচরিত্র
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

noble
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

mulia
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

edel
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

高潔な
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

고결한
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Bangsawan
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

cao quý
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

உன்னத
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

थोर
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

asil
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

nobile
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

szlachetny
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

благородний
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

nobil
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ευγενής
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

edele
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

ädel
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

edel
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of noble

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «NOBLE»

The term «noble» is very widely used and occupies the 7.278 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «NOBLE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about noble

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10 QUOTES WITH «NOBLE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word noble.
1
Horatio Alger
Thus the castle of each feudal chieftain became a school of chivalry, into which any noble youth, whose parents were from poverty unable to educate him to the art of war, was readily received.
2
Aristotle
To run away from trouble is a form of cowardice and, while it is true that the suicide braves death, he does it not for some noble object but to escape some ill.
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John James Audubon
In my deepest troubles, I frequently would wrench myself from the persons around me and retire to some secluded part of our noble forests.
4
Rob Bell
When someone sets out to be controversial or provocative or shocking as an end in itself, I don't think that's a noble goal.
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Algernon H. Blackwood
It is, alas, chiefly the evil emotions that are able to leave their photographs on surrounding scenes and objects and whoever heard of a place haunted by a noble deed, or of beautiful and lovely ghosts revisiting the glimpses of the moon?
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James Bovard
If an election is simply a one-day snapshot of transient mass delusions, then this is not a very noble form of government.
7
Larry Brilliant
If I have a 100 percent batting average, you should fire me, because it means we haven't tried anything really noble.
8
Jean de la Bruyere
When a work lifts your spirits and inspires bold and noble thoughts in you, do not look for any other standard to judge by: the work is good, the product of a master craftsman.
9
Daniel Burnham
Make big plans; aim high in hope and work, remembering that a noble, logical diagram once recorded will not die, but long after we are gone be a living thing, asserting itself with ever-growing insistence.
10
Thomas Carlyle
Every noble work is at first impossible.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «NOBLE»

Discover the use of noble in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to noble and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
That Noble Dream: The 'Objectivity Question' and the ...
Drawing on the unpublished correspondence as well as the published writing of hundreds of American historians, this book is a richly textured account of what American historians have thought they were doing, or ought to be doing, when they ...
Peter Novick, 1988
2
The Noble Gases: Helium, Neon, Argon, Krypton, Xenon, Radon
Introduces the Noble Gases and teaches how these elements are connected, found, used, and structured.
Adam Furgang, 2010
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Noble Gases
Discusses the characteristics, sources, and uses of the element titanium.
Jens Thomas, 2003
4
Brand Thinking and Other Noble Pursuits
In a series of illuminating, spirited conversations with preeminent global brand designer Debbie Millman, these influential figures share their take on how and why humans have branded the world around us, and the ideas, inventions, and ...
Debbie Millman, 2011
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Noble Gas Detectors
This book discusses the physical properties of noble fluids, operational principles of detectors based on these media, and the best technical solutions to the design of these detectors.
Elena Aprile, Aleksey E. Bolotnikov, Alexander I. Bolozdynya, 2007
6
The Myth of the Noble Savage
Ellingson's narrative follows the career of anthropologist John Crawfurd, whose political ambition and racist agenda were well served by his construction of what was manifestly a myth of savage nobility.
Terry Jay Ellingson, 2001
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Great & Noble Jar: Traditional Stoneware of South Carolina
She concludes with a consideration of the decline and renewal of the southern folk pottery tradition. The book is illustrated with nearly two hundred photographs (including fifteen color plates), maps, and drawings.
Cinda K. Baldwin, 1993
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Police Ethics: The Corruption of Noble Cause
This book provides an examination of noble cause, how it emerges as a fundamental principle of police ethics and how it can provide the basis for corruption.
Michael A. Caldero, John P. Crank, 2010
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Noble Savages: My Life Among Two Dangerous Tribes -- the ...
And he forcefully indicts his discipline of cultural anthropology, accusing it of having traded its scientific mission for political activism. This book, like Chagnon’s research, raises fundamental questions about human nature itself.
Napoleon A. Chagnon, 2013
10
Something Noble
When Linda learns her son Dre needs a kidney transplant or he could die, she must convince his drug-dealing half brother, someone she does not even know, to donate his kidney. Why did I think this would work?
William Kowalski, 2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «NOBLE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term noble is used in the context of the following news items.
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Noble Group Drops to 7-Year Low Amid Commodity Rout, Criticism
Noble Group Ltd. fell to the lowest in more than six years in Singapore as Asia's largest commodity trader by revenue faces a slump in resource ... «Bloomberg, Jul 15»
2
Southwest Side residents protest new Noble charters plan
The Brighton Park Neighborhood Council hosted a rally about a proposal to open two new Noble Charter schools on the Southwest Side. «Chicago Sun-Times, Jul 15»
3
Noble to report Q2 results on Aug 13 and share findings of PwC review
SINGAPORE - Mainboard-listed Noble Group announced on Friday that it would be announcing its financial results for the period to June 30, ... «The Straits Times, Jul 15»
4
West Ham United v Birkirkara: Mark Noble makes fun of Fabrizio …
Mark Noble hasn't exactly been showing the 'fair play' that got West Ham into the Europa League. West Ham were expected to make light work ... «Metro, Jul 15»
5
3 injured in Noble County crash
Three people were injured Thursday afternoon in Noble County after a semi tractor-trailer drove over the front of their car. The crash occurred ... «Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, Jul 15»
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​Yes, really: Barnes & Noble to open new D.C.-area store
Barnes & Noble is the first major soft goods retail tenant announced for One Loudoun, which began opening in 2013 with the offbeat movie ... «Washington Business Journal, Jul 15»
7
Bruce W. Noble
PHOENIX, Ariz. — Bruce W. Noble died at his home in Phoenix, Ariz., on Friday, July 17, 2015. He chose to donate his remains to Research for ... «Muscatine Journal, Jul 15»
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In Kingston mayor's race, Noble and Gallo spar over Democratic …
KINGSTON >> Mayoral candidate Steve Noble says incumbent Shayne Gallo, a fellow Democrat, has tossed the party's ideals aside in seeking ... «The Daily Freeman, Jul 15»
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Barnes & Noble has 80s themed book fair
EDDIE SEAL/SPECIAL TO THE CALLER-TIMES Cinderella School of Dance's Angelina Garcia, 8, dances to 80s music at Barnes & Noble ... «Corpus Christi Caller-Times, Jul 15»
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Barnes & Noble Hires Toys 'R' Us Digital Head Frederic Argir as CDO
Barnes & Noble Inc.BKS +0.28% has hired as chief digital officer Frederic Argir to run the company's e-commerce and Nook electronic reader ... «Wall Street Journal, Jul 15»

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