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nobler


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Noble  \No"ble\,  a.  [Compar.  {Nobler};  superl.  {Noblest}.]  [F. 
  noble,  fr  L.  nobilis  that  can  be  or  is  known  well  known 
  famous,  highborn,  noble,  fr  noscere  to  know  See  {know}.] 
  1.  Possessing  eminence,  elevation,  dignity,  etc.;  above 
  whatever  is  low  mean  degrading,  or  dishonorable; 
  magnanimous;  as  a  noble  nature  or  action  a  noble  heart. 
 
  Statues,  with  winding  ivy  crowned,  belong  To  nobler 
  poets  for  a  nobler  song.  --Dryden. 
 
  2.  Grand;  stately;  magnificent;  splendid;  as  a  noble 
  edifice. 
 
  3.  Of  exalted  rank;  of  or  pertaining  to  the  nobility; 
  distinguished  from  the  masses  by  birth,  station,  or  title; 
  highborn;  as  noble  blood;  a  noble  personage. 
 
  Note:  Noble  is  used  in  the  formation  of  self-explaining 
  compounds;  as  noble-born,  noble-hearted,  noble-minded. 
 
  {Noble  metals}  (Chem.),  silver,  gold,  and  platinum;  --  so 
  called  from  their  freedom  from  oxidation  and  permanence  in 
  air.  Copper,  mercury,  aluminium,  palladium,  rhodium, 
  iridium,  and  osmium  are  sometimes  included. 
 
  Syn:  Honorable;  worthy;  dignified;  elevated;  exalted; 
  superior;  sublime;  great;  eminent;  illustrious; 
  renowned;  stately;  splendid;  magnificent;  grand; 
  magnanimous;  generous;  liberal;  free 




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