nobleman

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n nobleman a titled peer of the realm
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Nobleman One of the nobility; a noble; a peer; one who enjoys rank above a commoner, either by virtue of birth, by office, or by patent.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n nobleman One of the nobility; a noble; a peer.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Nobleman a man who is noble or of rank: a peer: one above a commoner
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Quotations

  • Oliver Goldsmith
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    “I have known a German Prince with more titles than subjects, and a Spanish nobleman with more names than shirts.”
  • English Saying
    English Saying
    “A degenerate nobleman is like a turnip. There is nothing good of him but that which is underground.”
  • Richard Rorty
    Richard Rorty
    “The usual picture of Socrates is of an ugly little plebeian who inspired a handsome young nobleman to write long dialogues on large topics.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. nobilis, obs. gnobilisnoscĕre (gnoscĕre), to know.

Usage

In literature:

A certain nobleman of Assisi started getting up a party, and Francis decided to join him.
"Stories of the Saints by Candle-Light" by Vera C. Barclay
At the castle of a nobleman in Bohemia, a large English mastiff was kept, that never failed to go every Sunday to the village church.
"Anecdotes of Dogs" by Edward Jesse
A gentleman was following a chase as a spectator, the hounds belonging to a nobleman.
"Charles I" by Jacob Abbott
As it happened, I travelled about America with two sticks, like a Japanese nobleman with his two swords.
"What I Saw in America" by G. K. Chesterton
He was constantly saying: 'We noblemen,' or 'I, as a nobleman.
"The House with the Mezzanine and Other Stories" by Anton Tchekoff
A year or two afterwards, a young nobleman, a knight, and one well experienced in all things, took up his abode in those parts.
"Folk-lore and Legends: German" by Anonymous
That nobleman, however, insidiously, as it was afterward pretended, diverted him from this intention.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 07" by Various
The heat was now so intense that the young nobleman threw off his white coat, and the doctor his black one.
"The Works of Theophile Gautier, Volume 5" by Theophile Gautier
On taking the oath of allegiance to Albert of Prussia, he was raised to the rank of a nobleman.
"Jewish Literature and Other Essays" by Gustav Karpeles
But the prevalent characteristic of the collection was an ostensible indifference on the part of the nobleman who formed it to condition.
"The Book-Collector" by William Carew Hazlitt
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In poetry:

The heifer said unto the bull,
"And shall I not complain?
There came a foreign nobleman
To milk me on the plain.
"The Battle of Sempach" by Sir Walter Scott
This faymus Countess ad a daughter
Of lovely form and tender art;
A nobleman in marridge sought her,
By name the Baron of Saint Bart.
"The Knight And The Lady" by William Makepeace Thackeray
By Nature planned for lover-capture,
Her beauty every heart assailed;
The good old nobleman with rapture
Observed how widely she prevailed
"Little Oliver" by William Schwenck Gilbert
So cease, my dear Baron of Ockham, your prose,
As I shall my poetry — neither convinces;
And all we have spoken and written but show,
When you tread on a nobleman's corn, how he winces.
"An Expostulation to Lord King" by Thomas Moore
I once was a guest at a Nobleman's wedding;
Fair was the Bride, but she scarce had been kind,
And now in our mirth, she had tears nigh the shedding
Her former true lover still runs in her mind.
"The Nobleman's Wedding" by William Allingham
Rebecca was the fairest maid
That on the Danube's borders play'd;
And many a handsome nobleman
For her in tilt and tourney ran;
While fair Rebecca wish'd to see
What youth her husband was to be.
"Rebecca" by Sir John Carr

In news:

PARIS (AP) — South Korea has lifted its monthlong ban of a French erotic novel written by 18th century nobleman the Marquis de Sade .
South Korea has lifted its monthlong ban of a French erotic novel written by 18th century nobleman the Marquis de Sade .
8, 2011) The story of how science came to understand what we're made of really began with "the Father of Chemistry," French nobleman Antoine-Laurent Lavoisier.
An average nobleman in eighteenth-century France, including his wig, did not match the modern American mean.
PARIS — South Korea has lifted its monthlong ban of a French erotic novel written by 18th century nobleman the Marquis de Sade .
In a bedroom inside a splendid townhouse in one of Thebes' most desirable neighborhoods, a nobleman and his wife stir beneath their fine linen sheets.
A minor German nobleman patents a two-wheeled, foot-powered vehicle.
There's the primary plot, in which Viola is shipwrecked in Illyria, decides to dress as a man and signs on as a servant to a local nobleman, Orsino, with whom she rapidly falls in love.
The final installment in Thomas's Fitzhugh trilogy (after Ravishing the Heiress) provides a sizzling series conclusion as romance ignites between an independent businesswoman and a nobleman.
In 1779, Polish nobleman Casimir Pulaski, fighting for American independence, died two days after being wounded during the Revolutionary War Battle of Savannah, Ga.
It was founded in the 1860s by Baha'u'llah, a Persian nobleman considered a prophet by the Baha'is.
South Korea has lifted its monthlong ban of a French erotic novel written by 18th century nobleman the Marquis de Sade.
PARIS — South Korea has lifted its monthlong ban of a French erotic novel written by 18th century nobleman the Marquis de Sade.
Portrait of nobleman painted by unknown artist in 1562.
La Casa del Habano at Conde Villanueva is located in Old Havana near the Plaza San Francisco in a small hotel in a renovated colonial building once owned by a Spanish nobleman about 200 years ago.
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In science:

The main character of the story is William Legrand, who is a nobleman in impoverished circumstances.
Trigonometry of The Gold-Bug
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