Associations to the word «Nobles»


NOBLE, noun. An aristocrat; one of aristocratic blood. [from 14th c.]
NOBLE, noun. (now historical) A medieval gold coin of England in the 14th and 15th centuries, usually valued at 6s 8d. [from 14th c.]
NOBLE, adjective. Having honorable qualities; having moral eminence and freedom from anything petty, mean or dubious in conduct and character.
NOBLE, adjective. Grand; stately; magnificent; splendid.
NOBLE, adjective. Of exalted rank; of or relating to the nobility; distinguished from the masses by birth, station, or title; highborn.
NOBLE, adjective. (geometry) (of a polyhedron) Both isohedral and isogonal.
NOBLE, proper noun. A surname​.
NOBLE ART, proper noun. The sport of boxing.
NOBLE EIGHTFOLD PATH, noun. (Buddhism) The path to the end of suffering: the eight steps are: Right View, Right Intention, Right Speech, Right Action, Right Livelihood, Right Effort, Right Mindfulness and Right Concentration.
NOBLE EXPERIMENT, proper noun. (US) Prohibition
NOBLE FIR, noun. Abies procera, a western North American fir.
NOBLE FIRS, noun. Plural of noble fir
NOBLE GAS, noun. (chemistry) Any of the elements of group 18 of the periodic table, being monatomic and (with very limited exceptions) inert.
NOBLE GASES, noun. Plural of noble gas
NOBLE METAL, noun. (inorganic chemistry) (alchemy) A metal resistant to corrosion, oxidizing and tarnishing, such as gold, platinum, copper and mercury.
NOBLE METALS, noun. Plural of noble metal
NOBLE ROT, noun. A benevolent form of the fungus Botrytis cinerea which, in the right conditions, leads to a concentrated sweet wine.
NOBLE SANCTUARY, proper noun. The Temple Mount, when viewed as an Islamic holy site (specifically, the third holiest site in Islam).
NOBLE SAVAGE, noun. (literature) A stock character embodying the concept of an idealized indigene or outsider who has not been corrupted by civilization and therefore symbolizes humanity's innate goodness.
NOBLE SAVAGES, noun. Plural of noble savage

Dictionary definition

NOBLE, noun. A titled peer of the realm.
NOBLE, adjective. Impressive in appearance; "a baronial mansion"; "an imposing residence"; "a noble tree"; "severe-looking policemen sat astride noble horses"; "stately columns".
NOBLE, adjective. Of or belonging to or constituting the hereditary aristocracy especially as derived from feudal times; "of noble birth".
NOBLE, adjective. Having or showing or indicative of high or elevated character; "a noble spirit"; "noble deeds".
NOBLE, adjective. Inert especially toward oxygen; "a noble gas such as helium or neon"; "noble metals include gold and silver and platinum".

Wise words

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