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noble British & World English

Belonging by rank, title, or birth to the aristocracy

noble English Thesaurus

she came from a noble family

noble gas British & World 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 British & World English

A grey mould that is deliberately cultivated on grapes in order to perfect certain wines

noble-born British & World English

Belonging by birth to the aristocracy

noble metal British & World 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 British & World English

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

noble-minded British & World English

Having an honourable, generous character

noble savage British & World English

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

four noble truths British & World English

The four central beliefs containing the essence of Buddhist teaching

my noble friend British & World English

Used to address or refer to another member of one’s own party in the House of Lords

my noble friend in friend British & World English

Used to address or refer to another member of one’s own party in the House of Lords

four noble truths in four British & World English

The four central beliefs containing the essence of Buddhist teaching


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