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A man of noble rank.
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n, pl -men
a man of noble rank, title, or status; peer; aristocrat
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(ˈnoʊ bəl mən)

n., pl. -men.
a man of noble birth or rank; noble; peer.
no′ble•man•ly, adv.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.nobleman - a titled peer of the realmnobleman - a titled peer of the realm    
armiger - a nobleman entitled to bear heraldic arms
baron - a nobleman (in various countries) of varying rank
burgrave - a nobleman ruling a German castle and surrounding grounds by hereditary right
count - a nobleman (in various countries) having rank equal to a British earl
duke - a nobleman (in various countries) of high rank
grandee - a nobleman of highest rank in Spain or Portugal
male aristocrat - a man who is an aristocrat
margrave - a German nobleman ranking above a count (corresponding in rank to a British marquess)
marquess, marquis - nobleman (in various countries) ranking above a count
mesne lord - a feudal lord who was lord to his own tenants on land held from a superior lord
milord - a term of address for an English lord
palsgrave, palatine - (Middle Ages) the lord of a palatinate who exercised sovereign powers over his lands
peer - a nobleman (duke or marquis or earl or viscount or baron) who is a member of the British peerage
sire - a title of address formerly used for a man of rank and authority
thane - a feudal lord or baron
viscount - (in various countries) a son or younger brother or a count
noblewoman, peeress, Lady - a woman of the peerage in Britain
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[ˈnəʊblmən] N (noblemen (pl)) → noble m, aristócrata m (Spanish Hist) → hidalgo m
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[ˈnəʊbəlmən] n (= aristocrat) → noble m
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[ˈnəʊblmən] n (-men (pl)) → nobile m, nobiluomo
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(ˈnəubl) adjective
1. honourable; unselfish. a noble mind; a noble deed.
2. of high birth or rank. a noble family; of noble birth.
a person of high birth. The nobles planned to murder the king.
noˈbility (-ˈbi-) noun
1. the state of being noble. the nobility of his mind/birth.
2. nobles ie dukes, earls etc. The nobility supported the king during the revolution.
ˈnobly adverb
He worked nobly for the cause of peace.
ˈnoblemanfeminine ˈnoblewoman noun
a noble. The king was murdered by a nobleman at his court.
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References in classic literature ?
Pierre was there too, buttoned up since early morning in a nobleman's uniform that had become too tight for him.
Levin still hesitated, but Kitty, who saw that he was bored in Moscow, and urged him to go, on her own authority ordered him the proper nobleman's uniform, costing seven pounds.
I had heard in a vague way of the place, as a whim of a certain young nobleman who combined brains with the pursuit of pleasure.
When they came to the nobleman's castle, the table was spread, and Crabb was told to sit down and eat.
In this country, the village should in some respects take the place of the nobleman of Europe.
Tom was a handsome young fellow; and for that species of men Mrs Honour had some regard; but this was perfectly indiscriminate; for having being crossed in the love which she bore a certain nobleman's footman, who had basely deserted her after a promise of marriage, she had so securely kept together the broken remains of her heart, that no man had ever since been able to possess himself of any single fragment.
"The younger of the princesses rose from her seat at this remark, and was about to take the hand which the young nobleman extended to her, with an eagerness which arose from a variety of motives, when the admiral intervened between them, observing; "A moment, if you please, my lord; it is not possible for ladies to disembark just now, the sea is too rough; it is probable the wind may abate before sunset, and the landing will not be effected, therefore, until this evening."
Find me two horses to go and pay a visit to a nobleman of my acquaintance who resides near this place."
I knew the institution with which I had to deal, and called my own likeness, Portrait of a Nobleman.
The priest having all confidence in his guest, who, besides, was a nobleman, had left to him his house, his supper and his chamber.
Well, I propose to him such a marriage as any nobleman in the land might be proud of-- the only thing in life I ever asked him--and he refuses me.
Jerry had now to look out for another horse, and he soon heard of one through an acquaintance who was under-groom in a nobleman's stables.