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.
- no·ta·ble·ness, noun
- no·ta·bly, adverb
- non·not·a·ble, adjective
- non·not·a·ble·ness, noun
- non·not·a·bly, adverb
- su·per·no·ta·ble, adjective
- su·per·no·ta·ble·ness, noun
- su·per·no·ta·bly, adverb
- un·not·a·ble, adjective
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How to use notable in a sentence
Among the many notables who performed here were the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, and Madonna.Eminem Rocks Ireland: Slane Castle’s Latest Legendary Performer | Michael Daly | August 20, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Nearly 60 new Republican notables have signed an amicus brief filed to the Supreme Court today in support of the freedom to marry.The Pro-Freedom Republicans Are Coming: 131 Sign Gay-Marriage Brief | John Avlon | February 28, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
While the Senate tends to be stodgier and more low-key than the House, it too is losing some notables.
Notables in military posts or present on some other excuse gathered to greet their master.The Envoy, Her | Horace Brown Fyfe
Mirabeau was in Berlin, in a sort of semi-diplomatic position, when the Assembly of Notables was convened.Beacon Lights of History, Volume IX | John Lord
They stated that "la plus grande partie des plus notables familles de la ville de Bourdeaux est de la religion rforme."History of the Rise of the Huguenots | Henry Baird
At that distant date one of the notables of the hamlet, a locksmith by trade, who had "inherited property," was Claude Guillorit.The Surprises of Life | Georges Clemenceau
Wherefore the notables of the town had turned English, which did not mean that they would always remain English.The Life of Joan of Arc, Vol. 1 and 2 (of 2) | Anatole France
British Dictionary definitions for notable
worthy of being noted or remembered; remarkable; distinguished
a notable person
- notableness, noun
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