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sa·ble

 (sā′bəl)
n.
1.
a. A mustelid mammal (Martes zibellina) of northern Eurasia, having soft dark commercially valuable fur.
b. The pelt or fur of this animal.
c. The similar fur of other species of martens.
2.
a. The color black, especially in heraldry.
b. sables Black garments worn in mourning.
3. A grayish yellowish brown.
4. A sablefish.
adj.
1. Of a grayish yellowish brown.
2. Of the color black, as in heraldry or mourning.
3. Dark; somber.
4. Of the fur of the sable: a sable coat.

[Middle English, from Old French, sable fur, from an Old Low Franconian source akin to Middle High German sabel, sable, ultimately from a Slavic source such as Old Russian sobolĭ; akin to Middle Persian samōr and Parthian simōr.]

sable

(ˈseɪbəl)
n, pl -bles or -ble
1. (Animals) a marten, Martes zibellina, of N Asian forests, with dark brown luxuriant fur.
2. (Textiles)
a. the highly valued fur of this animal
b. (as modifier): a sable coat.
3. (Textiles) American sable the brown, slightly less valuable fur of the American marten, Martes americana
4. (Colours) the colour of sable fur: a dark brown to yellowish-brown colour
adj
5. (Colours) of the colour of sable fur
6. black; dark; gloomy
7. (Heraldry) (usually postpositive) heraldry of the colour black
[C15: from Old French, from Old High German zobel, of Slavic origin; related to Russian sobol', Polish sobol]

Sable

(ˈseɪbəl)
n
1. (Placename) a cape at the S tip of Florida: the southernmost point of continental US
2. (Placename) the southernmost point of Nova Scotia, Canada

sa•ble

(ˈseɪ bəl)

n., pl. -bles, (esp. collectively for 1, 2 ) -ble, n.
1. a dark-colored Eurasian marten, Martes zibellina, valued for its fur.
2. a North American marten, Martes americana.
3. the fur of the sable.
4. the color black.
5. sables, black mourning garments.
adj.
6. of the color black.
7. made of sable fur.
8. very dark.
[1275–1325; < Old French < Middle Low German sabel (compare late Old High German zobel) < Slavic or Baltic]

Sa•ble

(ˈseɪ bəl)

n. Cape,
1. a cape on a small island at the SW tip of Nova Scotia, Canada: lighthouse.
2. a cape at the S tip of Florida.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sable - an artist's brush made of sable hairssable - an artist's brush made of sable hairs
brush - an implement that has hairs or bristles firmly set into a handle
rigger brush, rigger - a long slender pointed sable brush used by artists
2.sable - the expensive dark brown fur of the marten
fur, pelt - the dressed hairy coat of a mammal
3.sable - a very dark blacksable - a very dark black      
black, blackness, inkiness - the quality or state of the achromatic color of least lightness (bearing the least resemblance to white)
4.sable - a scarf (or trimming) made of sable
scarf - a garment worn around the head or neck or shoulders for warmth or decoration
5.sable - marten of northern Asian forests having luxuriant dark brown fursable - marten of northern Asian forests having luxuriant dark brown fur
marten, marten cat - agile slender-bodied arboreal mustelids somewhat larger than weasels
Adj.1.sable - of a dark somewhat brownish black
achromatic, neutral - having no hue; "neutral colors like black or white"

sable

noun & adjective
1. black, jet, raven, jetty, ebony, ebon (poetic) thick sable lashes see shades from black to white
adjective
1. dark, black, dim, gloomy, dismal, dreary, sombre, shadowy, sepulchral, crepuscular, Stygian, tenebrous Night enveloped me in its sable mantle.

sable

adjective
Of the darkest achromatic visual value:
Translations
سَمّور سيبيريافَرْوَة السَّمّور
sobol
zobelzobelpels
zibelo
soopeli
crna
cobolycobolyprémfekete
safalafeldursafali
sabalassabalo
sabuļādasabulis
czarnysoból
negru
soboľsobolí
svart

sable

[ˈseɪbl]
A. N (= fur) → marta f cibelina or cebellina; (= colour) → negro m
B. ADJnegro

sable

nZobel m; (= fur)Zobelfell ntor -pelz m; (liter, = colour) → Schwarz nt
adjZobel-; (liter, = black) → schwarz; sable coatZobelmantel m

sable

[ˈseɪbl]
1. n
a. (animal, fur) → zibellino
b. (liter) (colour) → nero
2. adj (fur) → di zibellino; (brush) → di martora

sable

(ˈseibl) noun
1. a kind of small animal found in Arctic regions, valued for its glossy fur.
2. its fur. Artists' brushes are sometimes made of sable; (also adjective) a sable coat.