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Meaning of “noble” in the English Dictionary

(Definition of noble from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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nobleadjective

 us   /ˈnoʊ·bəl/
  • noble adjective (MORAL)

having or ​showing high ​moralqualities or ​character: It was a noble ​effort to ​achieve a ​peacefulsettlement to the ​conflict.
  • noble adjective (HIGH RANK)

[not gradable] having a high ​socialrank, esp. from ​birth: a noble ​familyrelated to the ​queen

noblenoun [C]

 us   /ˈnoʊ·bəl/
  • noble noun [C] (PERSON OF HIGH RANK)

a ​person of high ​socialrank, esp. from ​birth
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