- Possessing eminence, elevation, dignity, etc.; above whatever is low, mean, degrading, or dishonorable; magnanimous; as, a noble nature or action; a noble heart. "Statues, with winding ivy crowned, belong To nobler poets for a nobler song." [Dryden.]
- Grand; stately; magnificent; splendid; as, a noble edifice.
- 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.
synonyms: Honorable; worthy; dignified; elevated; exalted; superior; sublime; great; eminent; illustrious; renowned; stately; splendid; magnificent; grand; magnanimous; generous; liberal; free.
Note: ☞ Noble is used in the formation of self-explaining compounds; as, noble-born, noble-hearted, noble-minded.
Etymology: F. noble, fr. L. nobilis that can be or is known, well known, famous, highborn, noble, fr. noscere to know. See know