notable

adjective
no·​ta·​ble | \ ˈnō-tə-bəl How to pronounce notable (audio) , for sense 2 also ˈnä- How to pronounce notable (audio) \

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 How to pronounce notable (audio) \

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 Most notable, however, was that Walsh took aim at the State House. Milton J. Valencia, BostonGlobe.com, "Walsh challenges state officials to act on transportation in annual State of the City speech," 8 Jan. 2020 That’s not surprising, but the size of the impact is notable. Dallas News, "The rich get richer: Trump’s tax cuts have boosted Texas and its high earners," 7 Jan. 2020 Most notable is the Akumal Turtle Camp, a program that's been hosted by the Akumal Ecological Center (CEA) since 1993. Caitlin Morton, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Best Solo Vacations to Take in 2020," 2 Jan. 2020 The sharp criticism in the reports on four top deregulatory efforts is particularly notable given that the administration has selected the majority of the members of the Science Advisory Board (SAB). Sean Reilly, Science | AAAS, "EPA science advisers slammed the agency for ignoring science. Here is what they said," 2 Jan. 2020 Jennifer Lopez, notable 50-year-old, hosted Saturday Night Live on Dec. 7 and told anyone who didn’t already know: 2019 was her year. Jenni Avins, Quartz, "Jennifer Lopez, 50, reminds us once more that she slayed 2019," 8 Dec. 2019 Perhaps most notable, however, is what did not change in the package since it was narrowly passed in July: a hotly contested provision meant to prevent drug makers from increasing their prices each year by more than inflation. Nicholas Florko, STAT, "Revamped, bipartisan Senate package takes aim at drug prices — and props up other health programs, too," 6 Dec. 2019 Also notable, this weekend (Dec. 6-8), Krispy Kreme will be offering a new Chocolate Glazed Wonderland Collection at all shops throughout Central Florida. Amy Drew Thompson, orlandosentinel.com, "Sleighin’ it: Check out Krispy Kreme’s new holiday doughnuts," 2 Dec. 2019 But the achievement—though notable—is hardly cause for celebration. Mark K. Matthews, Scientific American, "How the Democratic Frontrunners Want to Decarbonize U.S. Transportation," 20 Nov. 2019 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Other notables from the awards announcement include Mason native Dan Patrick being voted into the NSMA Hall of Fame. Kyle Brown, Cincinnati.com, "Enquirer sports columnist Paul Daugherty named Ohio sportswriter of the year," 14 Jan. 2020 Other notables playing for the Sharks include Dylan Gambrell, Antti Suomela, Lukas Radil, Kevin Labanc, Jake Middleton and Mario Ferraro. Curtis Pashelka, The Mercury News, "Sharks vs. Golden Knights: “There’s always a little bit of extra juice”," 21 Sep. 2019 Other notables included Rask, Jaroslav Halak, Kuraly, Wagner, Joakim Nordstrom, Connor Clifton, and Steven Kampfer. Matt Porter, BostonGlobe.com, "Bruins hold captains practice, still not over loss in Stanley Cup Final," 4 Sep. 2019 Among other questionable notables are Eagles RB Jordan Howard, Raiders WR Hunter Renfrow, and a bunch of tight ends: the Rams’ Gerald Everett, the Steelers’ Vance McDonald, the Panthers’ Greg Olsen and the Broncos’ Noah Fant. Kevin Cusick, Twin Cities, "The Loop Fantasy Football Update Week 16: Last-minute moves," 22 Dec. 2019 Other notables: Alabama +300, Clemson +340, LSU +400, Georgia +1,000, Penn State +1,200, Oklahoma +1,800, Oregon +2,000, Minnesota +12,000 and Michigan +45,000(!). Teddy Greenstein, chicagotribune.com, "Our Week 11 college football picks against the spread: Should you believe in underdog LSU vs. Alabama? And what’s with those Northwestern and Illinois lines?," 8 Nov. 2019 The features work by British video-art notables including Theo Eshetu, Isaac Julien, Zino Saro-Wiwa, Zineb Sedira, John Smith, Alia Syed, Rosalind Nashashibi and Charlotte Prodger. Susan Dunne, courant.com, "‘BLKNWS’ video installation at Atheneum presents an affirming view of black Americans," 13 Nov. 2019 Other notables in the Heisman voting that year were Chad Pennington in fifth, future No. 4 overall draft pick Peter Warrick in fourth, Shaun Alexander in seventh, future No. 7 overall draft pick Thomas Jones in eighth and future No. Jr Radcliffe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Everything you forgot about Ron Dayne's magical 1999 run to the NCAA all-time rushing record," 7 Nov. 2019 His post received support from other fashion industry notables, including from Louis Vuitton’s accessories creative director Camille Miceli, The Cut reports; representatives for LVMH did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Mahita Gajanan, Time, "Louis Vuitton Artistic Director Criticizes 'Joke' Donald Trump's Visit to Label's New Texas Factory," 21 Oct. 2019

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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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The first known use of notable was in the 14th century

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16 Jan 2020

Cite this Entry

“Notable.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/notable. Accessed 21 January 2020.

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notable

adjective
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English Language Learners Definition of notable

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: unusual and worth noticing
: very successful or respected

notable

noun
How to pronounce notable (audio)

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

: a famous or important person

notable

adjective
no·​ta·​ble | \ ˈnō-tə-bəl How to pronounce notable (audio) \

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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