- worthy of note or notice; noteworthy: a notable success; a notable theory.
- prominent, important, or distinguished: many notable artists.
- Archaic. capable, thrifty, and industrious.
- a prominent, distinguished, or important person.
- (usually initial capital letter) French History.
- 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.
- Obsolete. a notable fact or thing.
Origin of notable
SynonymsSee more synonyms for notable on Thesaurus.com
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
December 31, 2014
Here are 15 notable books published in 2014 about the decade of the moment.The Best Books About the Volatile ’60s
December 19, 2014
Ed Sheeran, one of the performers on the night, was a notable exception.I Got Kicked Out Of The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show
December 3, 2014
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
December 2, 2014
But these dramatic increases in spending and teachers have not yielded a notable change in overall student outcomes.How a GOP Senate Can Help the Poor
Veronique de Rugy
November 23, 2014
For the turning of the matter in our favour we have fortunately some notable examples.The Conquest of Fear
Once established, there was nothing specially laborious or notable about it.In the Valley
The deftness with which he completed the task of laying bare the wound was notable.The Slave Of The Lamp
Henry Seton Merriman
If the book had nothing in it but the splendid figure of this man it would be notable.The Harbor
Finally, and surely not the least notable of American traits, is public spirit.The American Mind
- worthy of being noted or remembered; remarkable; distinguished
- a notable person
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.