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notable

[noh-tuh-buhl]
adjective
1.
worthy of note or notice; noteworthy: a notable success; a notable theory.
2.
prominent, important, or distinguished: many notable artists.
3.
Archaic. capable, thrifty, and industrious.
noun
4.
a prominent, distinguished, or important person.
5.
(usually initial capital letter) French History.
a.
one of a number of prominent men, usually of the aristocracy, called by the king on extraordinary occasions.
b.
Notables, Also called Assembly of the Notables. an assembly of high-ranking nobles, ecclesiastics, and state functionaries having deliberative but not legislative or administrative powers, convoked by the king principally in 1554, 1786, and 1788, in the lattermost year to establish the manner for selecting the States-General.
6.
Obsolete. a notable fact or thing.

Origin:
1300–50; Middle English notab(i)le < Latin notābilis. See note, -able

notableness, noun
notably, adverb
nonnotable, adjective
nonnotableness, noun
nonnotably, adverb
supernotable, adjective
supernotableness, noun
supernotably, adverb
unnotable, adjective

notable, noteworthy, noticeable.


1, 2. conspicuous, memorable, great, remarkable, noticeable, noted, outstanding, unusual, uncommon, eminent. 2. celebrated, famous.


1. ordinary. 2. unknown.
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notable (ˈnəʊtəbəl)
 
adj
1.  worthy of being noted or remembered; remarkable; distinguished
 
n
2.  a notable person
 
[C14: via Old French from Latin notābilis, from notāre to note]
 
'notableness
 
n

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notable
mid-14c., from O.Fr. notable (13c.), from L. notabilis "noteworthy, extraordinary," from notare "to note," from nota (see note). The noun meaning "a person of distinction" is first recorded 1815.
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