- one of a number of prominent men, usually of the aristocracy, called by the king on extraordinary occasions.
- Notables,Also called Assembly of the Notables. an assembly of high-ranking nobles, ecclesiastics, and state functionaries having deliberative but not legislative or administrative powers, convoked by the king principally in 1554, 1786, and 1788, in the lattermost year to establish the manner for selecting the States-General.
Examples from the Web for notable
“We would love to finish what we started some years ago,” Branson told journalists at a news conference with notable hesitancy.You Were Wrong About Miley & Bitcoin: 2014’s Failed Predictions|Nina Strochlic|December 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Here are 15 notable books published in 2014 about the decade of the moment.
Ed Sheeran, one of the performers on the night, was a notable exception.I Got Kicked Out Of The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show|Nico Hines|December 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But the display was notable for the eruptions of smoke from the engines, most likely Russian RD-93s.How China Will Track—and Kill—America’s Newest Stealth Jets|Bill Sweetman|December 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But these dramatic increases in spending and teachers have not yielded a notable change in overall student outcomes.
The most notable object in the study was a framed, illuminated oblong about five feet long and perhaps two and a half feet wide.Marjorie Dean College Junior|Pauline Lester
On the twenty-second a notable cavalry engagement, with light artillery, took place at Waterloo Bridge.Three Years in the Federal Cavalry|Willard Glazier
Among its cross-bred offspring are some notable varieties, all of which are described in their proper places in this work.The Grapes of New York|U. P. Hedrick
Whitney's notable invention of the cotton gin in 1793 had given a stupendous impetus to cotton growing in the Southern States.History of the Great American Fortunes, Vol. I|Myers Gustavus
This may be mentioned as a notable instance of the "shrewd financiering" of Brigham Young.The Mormon Prophet and His Harem|C.V. Waite
British Dictionary definitions for notable
Word Origin for notable
Word Origin and History for notable
mid-14c., from Old French notable "well-known, notable, remarkable" (13c.) and directly from Latin notabilis "noteworthy, extraordinary," from notare "to note" (see note (v.)). The noun meaning "a person of distinction" is first recorded 1815. Related: Notably; notableness.