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

Definition of nobleman

: a man of noble rank : peer

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Synonyms for nobleman


gentleman, grandee, lord, milord, peer

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Examples of nobleman in a Sentence

his impeccable manners immediately marked him as a nobleman

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These included Diderot’s initial co-editor Jean le Rond d’Alembert, a brilliant scientist who quit in a huff early on, Voltaire, Rousseau, Montesquieu and an erudite nobleman named Louis de Jaucourt, who wrote more than 17,000 entries. Dan Hofstadter, WSJ, "‘Diderot’ Review: Wherever His Mind Led Him," 15 Feb. 2019 Publius Clodius Pulcher, a beardless young nobleman who had designs on Pompeia, dressed as a woman and invaded the household intending to seduce or rape her. Bruce K. Chapman, WSJ, "Caesar’s Wife and the Politics of Destruction," 27 Sep. 2018 At one point in the film, the Prince of Wales—an insecure and violent madman intent on proving his strength to his father, the king—strings up a nobleman at the gate of a castle before slicing open his stomach. Peter Martin, Popular Mechanics, "How They Made All the Blood and Guts of 'Outlaw King'," 9 Nov. 2018 Iran banned the Baha’i religion, which was founded in 1844 by a Persian nobleman considered a prophet by followers. Maggie Michael, The Seattle Times, "Amnesty decries Houthi prosecution of Bahais in Yemen," 18 Sep. 2018 The books follow an 18th-century French nobleman named Lestat de Lioncourt, who became a vampire, a rock star, and a world traveler, asking philosophical questions while living a hedonistic life. Andrew Liptak, The Verge, "Anne Rice’s Vampire Chronicles is headed to Hulu," 17 July 2018 Pascal claims to be descended from Norman noblemen, though nobility isn’t the first thing called to mind by this sardonic handyman with rough hands and bedroom eyes. Joe Morgenstern, WSJ, "‘Beast’ Review: In Hot Pursuit of Love and Danger," 9 May 2018 The Knights of Malta, the ancient Roman Catholic aristocratic lay order that weathered a governance scandal last year, has elected an Italian nobleman as its leader for life. Fox News, "Knights of Malta elect Italian leader for life after crisis," 2 May 2018 The film, which was to be called In the Sultan’s Power, involved a dashing American traveler who rescues a young Frenchwoman from the seraglio of a diabolical Turkish nobleman. Longreads, "When the Movies Went West," 15 May 2018

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First Known Use of nobleman

13th century, in the meaning defined above

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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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something valued as if it were money

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