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1. Worthy of note or notice; remarkable: notable beauty; sled dogs that are notable for their stamina.
2. Characterized by excellence or distinction; eminent: formed a commission of notable citizens. See Synonyms at famous.
3. Perceptible; noticeable: They spoke with a notable accent and were immediately recognized as foreigners.
1. A person of distinction or great reputation. See Synonyms at celebrity.
2. often Notable One of a council of prominent persons in pre-Revolutionary France called into assembly to deliberate at times of emergency.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin notābilis, from notāre, to note, from nota, note; see note.]

no′ta·ble·ness n.
no′ta·bly adv.


worthy of being noted or remembered; remarkable; distinguished
a notable person
[C14: via Old French from Latin notābilis, from notāre to note]
ˈnotableness n


(ˈnoʊ tə bəl)

1. worthy of notice; remarkable; outstanding: a notable success.
2. prominent, important, or distinguished; eminent: notable artists.
3. Archaic. capable, thrifty, and industrious.
4. a prominent, distinguished, or important person.
5. (usu. cap.) (before the French Revolution) a member of an assembly of prominent persons convoked by the king during a crisis.
[1300–50; < Latin notābilis. See note, -able]
no′ta•ble•ness, n.
no′ta•bly, adv.


, noticeable - Notable means "worthy of notice" and noticeable means "readily observed."
See also related terms for notice.


1. 'noticeable'

Something that is noticeable is large enough or clear enough to be noticed.

There has also been a noticeable increase in the number of people seeking counselling and psychotherapy.
I experienced no noticeable ill effects.
2. 'notable'

Something that is notable is important or remarkable. Notable is a fairly formal word.

His most notable journalistic achievement was to bring out his own paper.
With a few notable exceptions, doctors are a pretty sensible lot.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.notable - a celebrity who is an inspiration to othersnotable - a celebrity who is an inspiration to others; "he was host to a large gathering of luminaries"
celebrity, famous person - a widely known person; "he was a baseball celebrity"
Adj.1.notable - worthy of notice; "a noteworthy advance in cancer research"
worthy - having worth or merit or value; being honorable or admirable; "a worthy fellow"; "a worthy cause"
2.notable - widely known and esteemed; "a famous actor"; "a celebrated musician"; "a famed scientist"; "an illustrious judge"; "a notable historian"; "a renowned painter"
known - apprehended with certainty; "a known quantity"; "the limits of the known world"; "a musician known throughout the world"; "a known criminal"


1. remarkable, marked, striking, unusual, extraordinary, outstanding, evident, pronounced, memorable, noticeable, uncommon, conspicuous, salient, noteworthy The most notable architectural feature of the town is its castle.
remarkable hidden, concealed, obscure, imperceptible
2. prominent, famous, celebrated, distinguished, well-known, notorious, renowned, eminent, pre-eminent the notable occultist, Madame Blavatsky
prominent unknown, obscure, anonymous
1. celebrity, worthy, big name, dignitary, luminary, celeb (informal), personage, megastar (informal), notability, V.I.P. The notables attending included five Senators, two Supreme Court judges and three State Governors.


2. A famous person:
Informal: big name.
جَدير بالذِّكْر، يَسْتَحِق الإنْتِباه
eftirtektarverîur, merkis-


A. ADJ [person] → destacado
to be notable fordistinguirse por
it is notable thates de notar que ...
B. Npersona f importante, personaje m
notablespersonas fpl importantes, notables mpl


adj (= noteworthy) [lack, achievement] → notable
with a few notable exceptions → à part quelques notables exceptions
without any notable success → sans grand succès
not the most notable example of the genre → pas le meilleur exemple du genre
to be notable for sth → se distinguer par qch
it is notable that ... → il est à noter que ...
n (= person) → notable m


adj (= eminent) personbedeutend; (= worthy of note) success, fact, event alsobemerkenswert, beachtenswert (for wegen); (= big) difference, improvementbeträchtlich, beachtlich; (= conspicuous)auffallend; with a few notable exceptionsbis auf einige rühmliche Ausnahmen; he was notable by his absenceer glänzte durch Abwesenheit


1. adj (person) → eminente; (event) → notevole, degno/a di nota


(nəut) noun
1. a piece of writing to call attention to something. He left me a note about the meeting.
2. (in plural) ideas for a speech, details from a lecture etc written down in short form. The students took notes on the professor's lecture.
3. a written or mental record. Have you kept a note of his name?
4. a short explanation. There is a note at the bottom of the page about that difficult word.
5. a short letter. She wrote a note to her friend.
6. (American bill) a piece of paper used as money; a bank-note. a five-dollar note.
7. a musical sound. The song ended on a high note.
8. a written or printed symbol representing a musical note.
9. an impression or feeling. The conference ended on a note of hope.
1. (often with down) to write down. He noted (down) her telephone number in his diary.
2. to notice; to be aware of. He noted a change in her behaviour.
ˈnotable adjective
worth taking notice of; important. There were several notable people at the meeting.
ˌnotaˈbility noun
ˈnotably adverb
1. in particular. Several people offered to help, notably Mrs Brown.
2. in a noticeable way. Her behaviour was notably different from usual.
ˈnoted adjective
well-known. a noted author; This town is noted for its cathedral.
ˈnotelet (-lit) noun
a small piece of notepaper, often folded like a card and with a picture on it, used for short letters.
ˈnotebook noun
a small book in which to write notes.
ˈnotecase noun
a case for bank-notes, carried in the pocket.
ˈnotepaper noun
paper for writing letters.
ˈnoteworthy adjective
worthy of notice; remarkable.
ˈnoteworthiness noun
take note of
to notice and remember. He took note of the change in her appearance.
References in classic literature ?
His notable little wife, too, had enough to do to attend to her housekeeping and manage her poultry; for, as she sagely observed, ducks and geese are foolish things, and must be looked after, but girls can take care of themselves.
My acquaintanceship with a party to the coming contest had the effect of giving me a kind of personal interest in it; I naturally wished he might win, and it was the reverse of pleasant to learn that he probably would not, because, although he was a notable swordsman, the challenger was held to be his superior.
Ward; lawyer Riverson, the new notable from a dis- tance; next the belle of the village, followed by a troop of lawn-clad and ribbon-decked young heart-breakers; then all the young clerks in town in a body -- for they had stood in the vestibule sucking their cane-heads, a circling wall of oiled and simpering admirers, till the last girl had run their gantlet; and last of all came the Model Boy, Willie Mufferson, taking as heedful care of his mother as if she were cut glass.
The people whom she interviewed either remembered their present need of soap, or reminded themselves that they would need it in the future; the notable point in the case being that lucky Rebecca accomplished, with almost no effort, results that poor little Emma Jane failed to attain by hard and conscientious labor.
He delighted to witness Hindley degrading himself past redemption; and became daily more notable for savage sullenness and ferocity.
That, in the first frantic greetings lavished on himself as a notable sufferer under the overthrown system, it had been accorded to him to have Charles Darnay brought before the lawless Court, and examined.
Mell were both notable personages in my eyes; but Steerforth was to them what the sun was to two stars.
Notable mothers, who knew what it was to keep children "whole and sweet"; lazy mothers, who knew what it was to be interrupted in folding their arms and scratching their elbows by the mischievous propensities of children just firm on their legs, were equally interested in conjecturing how a lone man would manage with a two-year-old child on his hands, and were equally ready with their suggestions: the notable chiefly telling him what he had better do, and the lazy ones being emphatic in telling him what he would never be able to do.
The whizzing of shafts and of missiles, on both sides, was only interrupted by the shouts which arose when either side inflicted or sustained some notable loss.
Then he was given a lodge to keep, exactly as he had feared upon the island; and he still lives, a great favourite, though something of a butt, with the country boys, and a notable singer in church on Sundays and saints' days.
So, one after another, this notable company of men listened to the voice of the first telephone, and the more they knew of science, the less they were inclined to believe their ears.
I say, then, that in these and other respects our gallant Don Quixote is worthy of everlasting and notable praise, nor should it be withheld even from me for the labour and pains spent in searching for the conclusion of this delightful history; though I know well that if Heaven, chance and good fortune had not helped me, the world would have remained deprived of an entertainment and pleasure that for a couple of hours or so may well occupy him who shall read it attentively.