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noble US English

Belonging to a hereditary class with high social or political status; aristocratic

noble US Thesaurus

a noble family

noble gas US English

Any of the gaseous elements helium, neon, argon, krypton, xenon, and radon, occupying Group 0 (18) of the periodic table. They were long believed to be totally unreactive but compounds of xenon, krypton, and radon are now known

noble rot US English

A gray mold that is deliberately cultivated on grapes to enhance the making of certain sweet wines

noble-born US English

Belonging by birth to the aristocracy

noble metal US English

A metal (e.g., gold, silver, or platinum) that resists chemical action, does not corrode, and is not easily attacked by acids

danseur noble US English

A principal male ballet dancer, especially one who is particularly suited by bearing or physique to princely roles

noble-minded US English

Having an honourable, generous character

noble savage US English

A representative of primitive humankind as idealized in Romantic literature, symbolizing the innate goodness of humanity when free from the corrupting influence of civilization

four noble truths US English

The four central beliefs containing the essence of Buddhist teaching


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