adjective, no·bler, no·blest.
Origin of noble
Can be confusedNobel noble
Examples from the Web for noble
The skateboarder is as irredeemably evil as the others are noble.
If the noble experiment of American democracy is to mean anything, it is fidelity to the principle of freedom.The Sony Hack and America’s Craven Capitulation To Terror|David Keyes|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And the string of episodes that aired before that were gripping, noble, and simply entertaining to watch.'The Newsroom' Ended As It Began: Weird, Controversial, and Noble|Kevin Fallon|December 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It creates a cynicism in us that is not the most noble of things to dwell upon.
The Nobel committee said he was continuing in the noble tradition of Mahatma Gandhi.Malala Yousafzai Is the Youngest Nobel Peace Prize Winner in History|Nico Hines|October 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
What sadness and difficulty may not his noble and generous spirit have had to encounter!Alida|Amelia Stratton Comfield
I like its noble aims, its scorn and hate of priestcraft and Slavery.Julia Ward Howe|Laura E. Richards
He gave his rude children a noble moral code, the original form of the Decalogue.The Right and Wrong Uses of the Bible|R. Heber Newton
The noble Marquis consequently hoped that the Trojan horse would not be allowed to come within the walls of Parliament.The Grand Old Man|Richard B. Cook
Cassiodorus, with a noble enthusiasm, inspired his monks to their task.A Short History of Monks and Monasteries|Alfred Wesley Wishart
British Dictionary definitions for noble
- (of certain elements) chemically unreactive
- (of certain metals, esp copper, silver, and gold) resisting oxidation
- designating long-winged falcons that capture their quarry by stooping on it from aboveCompare ignoble
- designating the type of quarry appropriate to a particular species of falcon