notable

adjective
no·ta·ble | \ˈnō-tə-bəl, for sense 2 also ˈnä- \

Definition of notable 

(Entry 1 of 2)

1a : worthy of note : remarkable a notable improvement

b : distinguished, prominent a notable author

2 archaic : efficient or capable in performance of housewifely duties

notable

noun
no·ta·ble | \ˈnō-tə-bəl \

Definition of notable (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : a person of note : notability

2 notables or Notables plural : a group of persons summoned especially in monarchical France to act as a deliberative body

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Other Words from notable

Adjective

notableness noun

Examples of notable in a Sentence

Adjective

There are a few notable exceptions. a panel made up of notable authorities on the virus

Noun

The guest list included such notables as the President and First Lady. They introduced her to all the local notables.
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Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective

Some of Chicago’s notable politicians trace their roots back to Croatia. Tessa Weinberg, chicagotribune.com, "5 things to know about Chicago's Croatian community," 13 July 2018 Image The United Nations on Friday completed an agreement on improved ways to handle the global flow of migrants — a pact particularly notable because it was boycotted by a huge and influential member, the United States. Megan Specia, New York Times, "U.N. Agrees on Migration Pact, but U.S. Is Conspicuously Absent," 13 July 2018 This Shanghai already has notable historians in Robert Bickers and the late Frederic Wakeman. The Economist, "A gripping tale of Sodom sliding towards its bloody end," 12 July 2018 Since the dance's inception, notable stars such as Ciara and her husband Russell Wilson, Kevin Hart and New York Giants star, Odell Beckham Jr., have all participated in the challenge. Carl Lamarre, Billboard, "Watch Drake Put His Best Dance Moves to the Test For the 'In My Feelings' Challenge," 12 July 2018 The Emmy nominations were released this morning, and while there are always some notable snubs (justice for Jodie Comer!) there’s plenty to be excited about among this year’s contenders. Anna Silman, The Cut, "Sandra Oh and Issa Rae Finally Got the Emmy Nods They Deserve," 12 July 2018 Other notable events from today's Royal Air Force celebration include a speech made by the Queen which paid tribute to her father, King George VI, and a surprise appearance made by Kate Middleton. Kara Thompson, Town & Country, "Princess Eugenie Just Shared an Inside Look of the Royal Air Force Celebration on Instagram," 10 July 2018 In response to online bullies who have blamed Argento, who was dating the celebrity chef, for his death, Rose McGowan, Olivia Munn and more notable names in the entertainment industry have come to the actress' defense. Evan Real, The Hollywood Reporter, "Hollywood Stars Defend Asia Argento in Open Letter About Anthony Bourdain's Suicide," 13 July 2018 Carter, 41, joins a field in the celebrity tournament that is loaded with athletes, actors and notable names. Noel Harris, sacbee, "Vince Carter, Chris Webber and Steph Curry walk onto a golf course. What happens next?," 3 July 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

The vocalist has performed with notables such as Max Roach, Sonny Rollins, Dexter Gordon and Dizzy Gillespie. Richard Chang, latimes.com, "2018-19 jazz season unveiled at the Irvine Barclay Theatre," 19 Apr. 2018 Professional dancers from the company are paired with local notables and train for several weeks leading up to the the event. Joy Sewing, Houston Chronicle, "Houston talent shines at Dancing With Houston Stars," 11 Apr. 2018 The remaining cast includes Natalie Portman, Kit Harington, Sarah Gadon and Thandie Newton, among many other notables. Michael Ordoña, San Francisco Chronicle, "Dolan excises Chastain from ‘Donovan’ movie," 14 Feb. 2018 Two notables outside Aquino are Dominican shortstop Euribel Angeles ($300,000) and Colombian right-hander Francisco Lucumi. Jeff Sanders, sandiegouniontribune.com, "How the Padres found 'special' Dominican prospect in own backyard," 4 July 2018 As a Bill Blass designer, Kansas City native Michael Vollbracht was a favorite of such notables as first lady Laura Bush (pictured) as well as Jessica Lange and Janet Jackson. Matt Campbell, kansascity, "In memoriam through June 9: Three KC fashion and art icons and a beloved chef," 9 June 2018 Other notables around the table were former U.S. senators Sam Nunn and Bill Frist, former secretary of defense William Perry, and James Mattis. Marco Della Cava, USA TODAY, "Behind Theranos' rise and dramatic fall: the powerful backers in money, tech and politics," 15 Mar. 2018 Other notables in the field: Kevin Kisner, Jimmy Walker, Joaquin Niemann, Jim Furyk, Aaron Wise and Norman Xiong, the 19-year-old phenom out of Oregon who won the Nickalus award as college golf's top player. Daniel Rapaport, SI.com, "A Military Tribute at the Greenbrier Preivew: Picks, History, Field, Odds," 4 July 2018 Some of the notables in that category this year are wide receiver Byron Pringle from Kansas State, LSU running back Darrel Williams and Marshall quarterback Chase Litton. Blair Kerkhoff, kansascity, "Andy Reid at Chiefs rookie camp: 'We're going to coach the dog out of you' | The Kansas City Star," 5 May 2018

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First Known Use of notable

Adjective

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Noun

1569, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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notable

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of notable

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: unusual and worth noticing

: very successful or respected

notable

noun

English Language Learners Definition of notable (Entry 2 of 2)

: a famous or important person

notable

adjective
no·ta·ble | \ˈnō-tə-bəl \

Kids Definition of notable

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : deserving special notice : remarkable a notable sight

2 : very successful or respected : distinguished a notable writer

Other Words from notable

notably \-blē \ adverb The team's star player was notably absent.

notable

noun

Kids Definition of notable (Entry 2 of 2)

: a famous person

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