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 for Noble
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Noble \No"ble\, a. [Compar. Nobler; superl. Noblest.] [F.
     noble, fr. L. nobilis that can be or is known, well known,
     famous, highborn, noble, fr. noscere to know. See know.]
     1. Possessing eminence, elevation, dignity, etc.; above
        whatever is low, mean, degrading, or dishonorable;
        magnanimous; as, a noble nature or action; a noble heart.
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              Statues, with winding ivy crowned, belong
              To nobler poets for a nobler song.    --Dryden.
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     2. Grand; stately; magnificent; splendid; as, a noble
        edifice.
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     3. Of exalted rank; of or pertaining to the nobility;
        distinguished from the masses by birth, station, or title;
        highborn; as, noble blood; a noble personage.
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     Note: Noble is used in the formation of self-explaining
           compounds; as, noble-born, noble-hearted, noble-minded.
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     Noble gas (Chem.), a gaseous element belonging to group
        VIII of the periodic table of elements, not combining with
        other elements under normal reaction conditions;
        specifically, helium, neon, argon, krypton,
        xenon, or radon; also called inert gas.
  
     Noble metals (Chem.), silver, gold, and platinum; -- so
        called from their resistance to oxidation by air and to
        dissolution by acids. Copper, mercury, aluminium,
        palladium, rhodium, iridium, and osmium are sometimes
        included.
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     Syn: Honorable; worthy; dignified; elevated; exalted;
          superior; sublime; great; eminent; illustrious;
          renowned; stately; splendid; magnificent; grand;
          magnanimous; generous; liberal; free.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Noble \No"ble\, n.
     1. A person of rank above a commoner; a nobleman; a peer.
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     2. An English money of account, and, formerly, a gold coin,
        of the value of 6 s. 8 d. sterling, or about $1.61 (in
        1913).
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     3. (Zool.) A European fish; the lyrie.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Noble \No"ble\, v. t.
     To make noble; to ennoble. [Obs.]
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           Thou nobledest so far forth our nature.  --Chaucer.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Lyrie \Ly"rie\ (l[imac]"r[i^]), n. [Icel. hl[=y]ri a sort of
     fish.] (Zool.)
     A European fish ({Peristethus cataphractum), having the body
     covered with bony plates, and having three spines projecting
     in front of the nose; -- called also noble, pluck,
     pogge, sea poacher, and armed bullhead.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  noble
      adj 1: impressive in appearance; "a baronial mansion"; "an
             imposing residence"; "a noble tree"; "severe-looking
             policemen sat astride noble horses"; "stately columns"
             [syn: baronial, imposing, noble, stately]
      2: of or belonging to or constituting the hereditary aristocracy
         especially as derived from feudal times; "of noble birth"
         [ant: lowborn]
      3: having or showing or indicative of high or elevated
         character; "a noble spirit"; "noble deeds" [ant: ignoble]
      4: inert especially toward oxygen; "a noble gas such as helium
         or neon"; "noble metals include gold and silver and platinum"
      n 1: a titled peer of the realm [syn: Lord, noble,
           nobleman] [ant: Lady, noblewoman, peeress]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  313 Moby Thesaurus words for "noble":
     Babylonian, Brahman, Christian, Corinthian, acclaimed, admirable,
     advantageous, archduke, aristocrat, aristocratic, armiger, august,
     auspicious, awe-inspiring, awful, barbaric, baron, baronet,
     baronial, beneficial, benevolent, big, bighearted, blameless,
     blue blood, blue-blooded, bon, bonny, braw, bueno, capital,
     celebrated, changeless, chivalrous, clean, cogent, commendable,
     conspicuous, constant, count, courtly, creditable, daimio, decent,
     deluxe, dignified, distinguished, ducal, duke, earl, elaborate,
     elegant, elevated, eminent, erect, esquire, esteemed, estimable,
     ethical, exalted, excellent, exceptional, expedient, exquisite,
     extraordinary, extravagant, fair, faithful, famous, fancy,
     favorable, fine, full of integrity, generous, genteel, gentle,
     gentleman, gentlemanlike, gentlemanly, gentlewoman, glorious,
     godlike, good, goodly, grand, grand duke, grandee, grandiose,
     grave, great, great of heart, greathearted, handsome, healthy,
     held in esteem, helpful, heroic, hidalgo, high, high-class,
     high-minded, high-principled, high-ranking, highly esteemed,
     highly regarded, highly reputed, highly respectable, honest,
     honorable, honored, idealistic, illustrious, immaculate, immutable,
     imposing, impressive, in favor, in good odor, in high favor,
     incommutable, inconvertible, incorruptible, indefeasible, inert,
     inspiring, insusceptible of change, intransmutable, invariable,
     inviolate, irreproachable, irretrievable, irreversible,
     irrevocable, just, kind, kinglike, kingly, knightly, lace-curtain,
     lady, ladylike, laird, landgrave, largehearted, lasting, laudable,
     lauded, law-abiding, law-loving, law-revering, liberal, lofty,
     lord, lordling, lordly, loyal, luxurious, magisterial, magnanimous,
     magnate, magnificent, magnifico, majestic, manly, margrave, marked,
     marquis, memorable, meritorious, moral, moralistic, moving, nice,
     noble-minded, nobleman, noblewoman, none, nonreturnable,
     nonreversible, notable, noted, noteworthy, of gentle blood,
     of mark, of rank, openhanded, optimate, outstanding, palatial,
     palsgrave, patrician, peer, permanent, pleasant, plush, posh,
     prestigious, princelike, princely, principled, profitable,
     prominent, proud, pure, queenlike, queenly, quite the lady, rare,
     regal, remarkable, rememberable, renowned, reputable, respectable,
     respected, revered, reverend, reverseless, rich, right,
     right-minded, righteous, ritzy, royal, salient, sedate, seigneur,
     seignior, self-sacrificing, serious, signal, silk-stocking,
     skillful, soaring, sober, solemn, sound, special, splendacious,
     splendid, splendiferous, spotless, squire, stainless, stately,
     statuesque, staunch, steadfast, sterling, striking, stunning,
     sublime, sumptuous, superb, superfancy, superfine, swank, swanky,
     swell, telling, thoroughbred, titled, towering, true, true-dealing,
     true-devoted, true-disposing, true-souled, true-spirited,
     truehearted, trustworthy, unalterable, unalterative, unaltered,
     unblemished, unchangeable, unchanged, unchanging, uncorrupt,
     uncorrupted, undefiled, undeflectable, undeviating, unforgettable,
     unimpeachable, unmodifiable, unremitting, unrestorable,
     unreturnable, unspotted, unstained, unsullied, unsusceptible,
     untarnished, unvariable, unvarying, upper-cruster, upright,
     uprighteous, upstanding, useful, valid, venerable, venerated,
     very good, virtuous, viscount, waldgrave, weighty, well-thought-of,
     worshipful, worthy, yeomanly
  
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Counties (2000) :

  Noble -- U.S. County in Indiana
     Population (2000):    46275
     Housing Units (2000): 18233
     Land area (2000):     411.111958 sq. miles (1064.775038 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    6.498615 sq. miles (16.831334 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    417.610573 sq. miles (1081.606372 sq. km)
     Located within:       Indiana (IN), FIPS 18
     Location:             41.408138 N, 85.413889 W
     Headwords:
      Noble
      Noble, IN
      Noble County
      Noble County, IN
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Counties (2000) :

  Noble -- U.S. County in Ohio
     Population (2000):    14058
     Housing Units (2000): 5480
     Land area (2000):     399.000092 sq. miles (1033.405451 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    5.585395 sq. miles (14.466106 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    404.585487 sq. miles (1047.871557 sq. km)
     Located within:       Ohio (OH), FIPS 39
     Location:             39.773140 N, 81.471413 W
     Headwords:
      Noble
      Noble, OH
      Noble County
      Noble County, OH
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Counties (2000) :

  Noble -- U.S. County in Oklahoma
     Population (2000):    11411
     Housing Units (2000): 5082
     Land area (2000):     731.902669 sq. miles (1895.619130 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    10.535184 sq. miles (27.286001 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    742.437853 sq. miles (1922.905131 sq. km)
     Located within:       Oklahoma (OK), FIPS 40
     Location:             36.369302 N, 97.237878 W
     Headwords:
      Noble
      Noble, OK
      Noble County
      Noble County, OK
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Noble, IL -- U.S. village in Illinois
     Population (2000):    746
     Housing Units (2000): 363
     Land area (2000):     1.023734 sq. miles (2.651458 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.004787 sq. miles (0.012397 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    1.028521 sq. miles (2.663855 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            53143
     Located within:       Illinois (IL), FIPS 17
     Location:             38.698408 N, 88.222313 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     62868
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Noble, IL
      Noble
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Noble, OK -- U.S. city in Oklahoma
     Population (2000):    5260
     Housing Units (2000): 2134
     Land area (2000):     12.522112 sq. miles (32.432120 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.368401 sq. miles (0.954154 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    12.890513 sq. miles (33.386274 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            52150
     Located within:       Oklahoma (OK), FIPS 40
     Location:             35.141173 N, 97.388807 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     73068
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Noble, OK
      Noble
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Noble, LA -- U.S. village in Louisiana
     Population (2000):    259
     Housing Units (2000): 104
     Land area (2000):     1.027435 sq. miles (2.661044 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    1.027435 sq. miles (2.661044 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            55420
     Located within:       Louisiana (LA), FIPS 22
     Location:             31.690237 N, 93.682087 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     71462
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Noble, LA
      Noble
  

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