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Definition of 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

We should be too big to take offense and too noble to give it.
Abraham Lincoln

I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble.
Helen Keller

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

To be good is noble; but to show others how to be good is nobler and no trouble.
Mark Twain

Safeguarding the rights of others is the most noble and beautiful end of a human being.
Khalil Gibran
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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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