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English Dictionary: nobler by the DICT Development Group
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From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Noble \No"ble\, a. [Compar. {Nobler}; superl. {Noblest}.] [F.
      noble, fr. L. nobilis that can be or is known, well known,
      famous, highborn, noble, fr. noscere to know. See {know}.]
      1. 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.
  
      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.
  
      Note: Noble is used in the formation of self-explaining
               compounds; as, noble-born, noble-hearted, noble-minded.
  
      {Noble metals} (Chem.), silver, gold, and platinum; -- so
            called from their freedom from oxidation and permanence in
            air. Copper, mercury, aluminium, palladium, rhodium,
            iridium, and osmium are sometimes included.
  
      Syn: Honorable; worthy; dignified; elevated; exalted;
               superior; sublime; great; eminent; illustrious;
               renowned; stately; splendid; magnificent; grand;
               magnanimous; generous; liberal; free.
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