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  1. Um·ber·to [oo m-ber-taw] /ʊmˈbɛr tɔ/, 1885–1978, Italian aeronautical engineer and arctic explorer.
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Historical Examples of nobile

  • There is reason to believe that the "nobile Inglese" was Maitland.

    Tony Butler

    Charles James Lever

  • Her glory has passed, her nobile are ruined and her labour enemies are, alas!

  • The "Catonis nobile letum" has reconciled itself to the poets of all ages.

    The Life of Cicero

    Anthony Trollope

  • His son Robert then held the honor of Eye, 'olim nobile castellum,' (where he founded a monastery), and other estates.

  • The finest species of the family is the Himalayan Rheum nobile, but it is exceedingly difficult to grow.

British Dictionary definitions for nobile


  1. Umberto. 1885–1978, Italian aeronautical engineer and aviator. He flew his Norge airship over the North Pole (1926) with Amundsen and his Italia airship over the Pole in 1928, crashing on the return
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