- Worthy of attention or notice; remarkable: the gardens are notable for their collection of magnolias and camellias the results, with one notable exception, have been superbMore example sentences
noteworthy, remarkable, outstanding, important, significant, momentous, memorable, unforgettable, pronounced, marked, striking, glaring, obvious, impressive, uncommon, unusual, particular, special, extraordinary, exceptional, conspicuous, rare, signalprominent, important, well known, famous, famed, noted, distinguished, great, eminent, pre-eminent, illustrious, consequential, respected, well thought of, esteemed, honoured, renowned, celebrated, acclaimed, influential, prestigious; in the public eye, of high standing, of distinction, of note, of repute, of mark, of importance, of consequence
- It is notable that bargaining power is revealed not only in explicit negotiation but also implicitly.
- A notable exception is the prominent role played by Jewish patrons of the arts.
- He led us on a short guided walk round the ceremony, drawing our attention to notable people on the way.
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- A famous or important person: businessmen and local notablesMore example sentences
celebrity, public figure, important person, VIP, personality, personage, notability, dignitary, leading light, star, superstar, name, big name, famous name, household name, lion, worthy, grandee, luminary, panjandrum• informal celeb, somebody, bigwig, big shot, big noise, big cheese, big gun, big fish, biggie, heavy, megastarBritish • informal nob
- Many of the dishes are named after local African-American notables.
- The members of the ruling class, formerly citizen-soldiers, became local notables and loyal subjects of the emperor.
- Not all the local notables were Puritan Parliamentarians.
Middle English: from Old French, from Latin notabilis 'worthy of note', from the verb notare 'to note, mark'.