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Caviar is to dining what a sable coat is to a girl in evening dress.
Ludwig Bemelmans

Meaning of "sable" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD SABLE

From Old French, from Old High German zobel, of Slavic origin; related to Russian sobol', Polish sobol.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF SABLE

sable  [ˈseɪbəl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SABLE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Sable 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 SABLE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Sable

The sable is a species of marten which inhabits forest environments, primarily in Russia from the Ural Mountains throughout Siberia, eastern Kazakhstan, northern Mongolia, China, North and South Korea and Hokkaidō in Japan. Its range in the wild originally extended through European Russia to Poland and Scandinavia. It has historically been harvested for its highly valued fur, which remains a luxury good to this day. While hunting of wild animals is still common in Russia, most fur in the market is now commercially farmed.

Definition of sable in the English dictionary

The first definition of sable in the dictionary is a marten, Martes zibellina, of N Asian forests, with dark brown luxuriant fur related adjective zibeline. Other definition of sable is the highly valued fur of this animal. Sable is also the colour of sable fur: a dark brown to yellowish-brown colour.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SABLE


Abel
ˈeɪbəl
able
ˈeɪbəl
Babel
ˈbeɪbəl
cable
ˈkeɪbəl
disable
dɪsˈeɪbəl
enable
ɪnˈeɪbəl
fable
ˈfeɪbəl
gable
ˈɡeɪbəl
label
ˈleɪbəl
monostable
ˌmɒnəʊˈsteɪbəl
round-table
ˌraʊndˈteɪbəl
shoot-to-disable
ˌʃuːttədɪˈseɪbəl
stable
ˈsteɪbəl
table
ˈteɪbəl
thermostable
ˌθɜːməʊˈsteɪbəl
timetable
ˈtaɪmˌteɪbəl
turntable
ˈtɜːnˌteɪbəl
unable
ʌnˈeɪbəl
under-the-table
ˈʌndəðəˈteɪbəl
unstable
ʌnˈsteɪbəl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SABLE

saberlike
sabermetrician
sabermetrics
sabin
Sabin vaccine
Sabine
sabir
sabkha
sabkhah
sabkhat
sable antelope
Sable Island pony
sablefish
sabot
sabotage
saboteur
sabra
sabre
sabre-rattling
sabre-toothed cat

WORDS THAT END LIKE SABLE

acceptable
adjustable
adorable
affordable
applicable
available
capable
comfortable
durable
expandable
on the table
portable
printable
reasonable
reliable
saleable
suitable
unavailable
valuable
variable

Synonyms and antonyms of sable in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «SABLE»

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

Translation of «sable» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SABLE

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

Translator English - Chinese

紫貂
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

sable
570 millions of speakers

English

sable
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

सेबल
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

السمور
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

соболь
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

sable
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

কৃষ্ণবর্ণ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

zibeline
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Sable
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Zobel
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

クロテン
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

검은 담비
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Sable
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

đen
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கருநிற
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

थैली
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

samur
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

zibellino
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Sable
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

соболь
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Sable
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

κοκκώδης
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

swartwitpense
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

sobel
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

sable
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of sable

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SABLE»

The term «sable» is very widely used and occupies the 15.683 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SABLE» OVER TIME

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

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QUOTES WITH «SABLE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word sable.
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Ludwig Bemelmans
Caviar is to dining what a sable coat is to a girl in evening dress.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SABLE»

Discover the use of sable in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to sable and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Sable
Tate Marshall is delighted when a stray dog turns up in her yard one day, but soon Sable--named for her dark, silky fur--causes trouble with the neighbors and has to go. Reprint.
Karen Hesse, 1998
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Sable
Sable St. Germain, the love child of Raven Barrancourt and Charles St. Germain, meets her match in renegade nobleman Sir Morgan Carey
Ellen Tanner Marsh, 1985
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Sable
Tate Marshall is delighted when a stray dog turns up in the yard one day, but Sable, named for her dark, silky fur, causes trouble with the neighbors and has to go.
‎1994
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The Sable Quean
Buckler the hare, Blademaster of the Long Patrol, must save the youngsters of Redwall Abbey-kidnapped by the vile Vilaya the Sable Quean-and stop the villain's conquest of Mossflower Wood.
Brian Jacques, 2010
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Gas Turbines & Jet Propulsion
Fundamentals of gas Dynamics.
M.J. Sable M.S. Ramgir, 2006
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Jean Baptiste Pointe Du Sable: Father of Chicago
An introduction to the man whose trading post settlement founded the beginnings of the city of Chicago.
Carole Marsh, 2002
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Attachment and Adult Psychotherapy
The author brings together the original basic concepts, recent attachment-based developments, and relevant clinical material to provide a rich and comprehensive application of attachment theory to psychotherapy with adults.
Pat Sable, 2000
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Sable Island: The Strange Origins and Curious History of a ...
The story of a small but deadly sand dune in the middle of the North Atlantic Sable Island-one hundred miles due east of Nova Scotia, in the midst of the worst weather in the North Atlantic-is a thirty mile-long sand dune, uninhabited ...
Marq de Villiers, Sheila Hirtle, 2009
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Jon Sable, Freelance
Continuing the re-presentation of the entire saga of Mike Grell's classic character, Jon Sable, Freelance. The seventh collection delves deeper in creator Mike Grell's classic Frist Comic run.
‎2007
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International Wildlife Encyclopedia: Rifleman - sea slug
The coats of most male sable antelope become progressively more black as they mature. They also develop white patches on the face and belly. Herds of sable antelope generally comprise females and young presided ...
‎2002

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SABLE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term sable is used in the context of the following news items.
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Exxon-Mobil to receive millions for Sable gas decommissioning
Nova Scotia taxpayers will be sending a cheque to one of the world's largest corporations when the Sable Offshore Energy Project stops producing. A portion of ... «CBC.ca, Jun 15»
2
Canada's once-forbidden Sable Island now exotic maritime adventure
SABLE ISLAND – It's a lovely smile floating on the Atlantic Ocean about 300 kilometres off Halifax Harbour and in 2013, it became Canada's 43rd national park. «National Post, Jun 15»
3
Woman spends four hours floating in upside-down Jeep on Au …
A 74-year-old woman was rescued from her floating Jeep in the Au Sable River early Saturday morning. According to Oscoda County Sheriff Deputies, two ... «UpNorthLive.com, Jun 15»
4
Three in custody after shooting at Aurora bus stop
AURORA — Three men were in custody Tuesday night after a man was shot multiple times late in the afternoon near a bus stop at South Sable Boulevard and ... «The Denver Post, May 15»
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Sable power debt rises to $132m
The Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution Company is owed $132 million by Sable Chemicals from $123 million recorded in December last year ... «The Herald, May 15»
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Lawsuit Filed to Protect Cape Sable Seaside Sparrow, Everglades …
VERO BEACH, Fla.— Dr. Stuart Pimm, the Center for Biological Diversity and former Park Service Scientist Sonny Bass today filed a lawsuit against the Army ... «Center for Biological Diversity, Apr 15»
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Maharashtra: BJP springs a surprise, nominates Amar Sable as …
In a surprise move, the Maharashtra unit of BJP has nominated SC leader Amar Sable as their Rajya Sabha candidate. There were talks of senior leader Vinay ... «Daily News & Analysis, Mar 15»
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Sable Mining signs deal to export iron ore from Nimba project …
A subsidiary of Sable Mining, West Africa Exploration (WAE) has signed a deal with Liberia to allow the export of iron ore through the country from its Nimba iron ... «Mining Technology, Jan 15»
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Iron ore miner Sable agrees $1.3 bln export deal, Liberia says
MONROVIA (Reuters) - Sable Mining agreed $1.3 billion deal to export iron ore via Liberia, Liberian authorities said, offering the London-listed firm the transport ... «Reuters Africa, Jan 15»
10
Cape Sable Island fish plant collapse hurts 3 workers
Three workers were injured Thursday when part of a fish plant collapsed on them on Cape Sable Island, N.S.. The men were putting a roof on a lobster storage ... «CBC.ca, Sep 14»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Sable [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/sable>. Dec 2019 ».
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