no·​ble·​man | \ ˈnō-bəl-mən How to pronounce nobleman (audio) \

Definition of nobleman

: a man of noble rank : peer

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Examples of nobleman in a Sentence

his impeccable manners immediately marked him as a nobleman
Recent Examples on the Web Then one of the characters, Von Berg ( Richard Thomas ), an Austrian nobleman whose manners are splendidly polished but who does not look down on his companions, gives away the game. Terry Teachout, WSJ, 27 May 2021 Not one to disappoint a nobleman, the intrepid baker took pieces from a whole bunch of other cakes, pressed them together, and drenched the Franken-confection in a boozy syrup. Melissa Locker, Southern Living, 18 May 2021 It was dedicated to Saint Galgano, who had lived his life as Galgano Guidotti, a rich nobleman and warrior in 12th century Italy. Demetrius Simms, Robb Report, 29 Apr. 2021 According to the De Martino family, their furnaces were built between 932 and 1032 A.D. for a Roman nobleman named Rufus. Melissa Feldman And Parker Bowie Larson, ELLE Decor, 22 Apr. 2021 The previous trivia question: What immigrant nobleman is known as the father of California wine? Gary Kamiya, San Francisco Chronicle, 2 Apr. 2021 This week's trivia question: What immigrant nobleman is known as the father of California wine? Gary Kamiya, San Francisco Chronicle, 19 Mar. 2021 The first recorded mention of the work dates to the 1930s, when it was housed at a British nobleman’s Welsh estate. Nora Mcgreevy, Smithsonian Magazine, 25 Sep. 2020 In the second half of the novel, a tragic occurrence clears the way for Undine to marry Raymond de Chelles, a handsome nobleman from one of France’s oldest families, allowing Undine to become an aristocrat, if only by title: the Marquise de Chelles. New York Times, 26 Jan. 2021

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First Known Use of nobleman

13th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Nobleman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of nobleman

: a man who is a member of the nobility


no·​ble·​man | \ ˈnō-bəl-mən How to pronounce nobleman (audio) \
plural noblemen\ -​mən \

Kids Definition of nobleman

: a man of high birth or rank


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