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

Definition of nobleman

: a man of noble rank : peer

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his impeccable manners immediately marked him as a nobleman
Recent Examples on the Web 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, "A Treasure Trove of Medieval Artifacts Stolen Over 30 Years Ago Has Just Been Recovered in Italy," 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, "These 12 Family-Run Companies Are the Beating Heart of Italian Design," 22 Apr. 2021 The previous trivia question: What immigrant nobleman is known as the father of California wine? Gary Kamiya, San Francisco Chronicle, "Murder at the newspaper: When a Chronicle editor was shot dead," 2 Apr. 2021 This week's trivia question: What immigrant nobleman is known as the father of California wine? Gary Kamiya, San Francisco Chronicle, "One of San Francisco's strangest buildings was a mash-up masterpiece," 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, "One of the Last Privately Owned Botticelli Portraits Could Fetch $80 Million," 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, "Undine Spragg’s Life in Objects," 26 Jan. 2021 But Pyotr would not prevail without the nihilism of Stavrogin, a local nobleman. Ani Kokobobo, The Conversation, "Dostoevsky warned of the strain of nihilism that infects Donald Trump and his movement," 13 Jan. 2021 Suddenly, people of modest means could examine their appearance with the obsessiveness of a nobleman. Clive Thompson, Smithsonian Magazine, "The Original Selfie Craze Was the Mirror," 21 Oct. 2020

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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 May. 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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