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Notable definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

NOT'ABLE, a. [L. known; to know.]
1. Remarkable; worthy of notice; memorable; observable; distinguished or noted.
They bore two or three charges from the horse with notable courage.
Two young men of notable strength. 2 Maccabees.
2. Active; industrious; careful; as a notable woman.
[In both senses, this word is obsolete in elegant style, or used only in irony. The second sense is in colloquial use in New England.
3. In Scripture, conspicuous; sightly; as a notable horn. Daniel 8.
4. Notorious. Matthew 27.
5. Terrible. Acts 2.
6. Known or apparent. Acts 4.
1. In France, the nobles or persons of rank and distinction were formerly called notables.
2. A thing worthy of observation.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: worthy of notice; "a noteworthy advance in cancer research" [syn: noteworthy, notable]
2: widely known and esteemed; "a famous actor"; "a celebrated musician"; "a famed scientist"; "an illustrious judge"; "a notable historian"; "a renowned painter" [syn: celebrated, famed, far-famed, famous, illustrious, notable, noted, renowned] n
1: a celebrity who is an inspiration to others; "he was host to a large gathering of luminaries" [syn: luminary, leading light, guiding light, notable, notability]

Merriam Webster's

I. adjective Date: 14th century 1. a. worthy of note ; remarkable b. distinguished, prominent 2. archaic efficient or capable in performance of housewifely duties notableness noun II. noun Date: 1815 1. a person of note ; notability 2. plural, often capitalized a group of persons summoned especially in monarchical France to act as a deliberative body

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. & n. --adj. worthy of note; striking, remarkable, eminent. --n. an eminent person. Derivatives: notableness n. notably adv. Etymology: ME f. OF f. L notabilis (as NOTE)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Notable Not"a*ble, a. [F. notable, L. notabilis, fr. notare to mark, nota mark, note. See 5th Note.] 1. Capable of being noted; noticeable; plan; evident.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Notable Not"a*ble, n. 1. A person, or thing, of distinction. 2. (French Hist.) One of a number of persons, before the revolution of 1789, chiefly of the higher orders, appointed by the king to constitute a representative body.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

Someone or something that is notable is important or interesting. The proposed new structure is notable not only for its height, but for its shape... With a few notable exceptions, doctors are a pretty sensible lot. ADJ: oft ADJ for n

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

no'-ta-b'-l (chazuth; gnostos): "Notable" is the translation of chazuth, "conspicuous" (chazah, "to see"), e.g. Da 8:5, "a notable horn," i.e. "conspicuous," the King James Version margin "a horn of sight"; Da 8:8, "notable (horns)"; of gnostos, "known" "knowledge" (Ac 4:16); of episemos, "noted," "notable" (Mt 27:16; in Ro 16:7 "of note" of epiphanes, "very manifest," "illustrious" (compare "Antiochus Epiphanes"); Ac 2:20, "that great and notable day," quoted from Joe 2:31; Septuagint for yare', "to be feared," the King James Version and the Revised Version (British and American) "terrible" (compare Mal 4:5); "notable" occurs also in 2 Macc 3:26 (ekprepes); 2 Macc 14:33, the Revised Version (British and American) "for all to see"; 2 Macc 6:28 (gennaios), "a notable example," the Revised Version (British and American) "noble"; notably, only in 2 Macc 14:31 (gennaios), "notably prevented," the Revised Version (British and American) "bravely," margin "nobly."

W. L. Walker

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

I. a. 1. Remarkable, memorable, extraordinary, signal, distinguished, noted, worthy of notice. 2. Conspicuous, manifest, observable, plain, noticeable. 3. Notorious, well-known. II. a. Active, diligent, sedulous, industrious, assiduous, busy, watchful, attentive, careful, clever, smart.

Moby Thesaurus

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