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Definition of Noble

Noble

  1. Possessing eminence, elevation, dignity, etc.; above whatever is low, mean, degrading, or dishonorable; magnanimous; as, a noble nature or action; a noble heart.
  2. Grand; stately; magnificent; splendid; as, a noble edifice.
  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.
  4. A person of rank above a commoner; a nobleman; a peer.
  5. An English money of account, and, formerly, a gold coin, of the value of 6 s. 8 d. sterling, or about $1.61.
  6. A European fish; the lyrie.
  7. To make noble; to ennoble.

Noble Quotations

There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow men. True nobility lies in being superior to your former self.
Ernest Hemingway

Gratitude is the sign of noble souls. - Aesop
Gratitude is the sign of noble souls.
Aesop

Next to the Word of God, the noble art of music is the greatest treasure in the world.
Martin Luther

Every noble work is at first impossible. - Thomas Carlyle
Every noble work is at first impossible.
Thomas Carlyle

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.
Aristotle
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Noble Translations

noble in Dutch is nobel, edel
noble in Finnish is jalo
noble in Italian is nobile
noble in Latin is optimus
noble in Portuguese is nobre
noble in Spanish is noble
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