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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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

Cinemastream is Vox’s series highlighting the most notable of these premieres, in an ongoing effort to keep interesting and easily accessible new films on your radar. Alissa Wilkinson, Vox, "Happy as Lazzaro, a startlingly twisty Italian fairy tale, is now on Netflix," 30 Nov. 2018 That’s notable, because there is very little e-bike manufacturing based in North America. Andrew J. Hawkins, The Verge, "GM is now making e-bikes, and it needs your help naming them," 2 Nov. 2018 Also notable, of course, were the commercials—in the past, Apple was known for its exceptional advertising campaigns. Samuel Axon, Ars Technica, "20 years of the iMac at Ars Technica, in reviews and pictures," 17 Aug. 2018 Most notable in the video, however, is her super cute orange bikini. Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, "Gigi Hadid’s Adorable Orange Bikini Top is Super Affordable," 9 Aug. 2018 The article is notable because several of the young evangelicals profiled are critical of Donald Trump and hold liberal attitudes on various issues, including LGBTQ rights and immigration. Jeremy Castle, Vox, "Younger evangelicals look an awful lot like older evangelicals post-2016," 12 Nov. 2018 Although political relationships tend to be fluid, Trump’s appearance for Cruz is notable, given that the two were bitter enemies during the 2016 primaries. Catherine Lucey, The Seattle Times, "Trump escalates immigration rhetoric at rally to boost Cruz," 22 Oct. 2018 Trump’s first stop on the continent was the west African country of Ghana—notable not for its wilderness areas but, historically, for being the major point of embarkation for African slaves. Klara Glowczewska, Town & Country, "Melania Trump Gave Us All a Valuable Lesson in How Not to Dress in Africa," 9 Oct. 2018 The timing is notable given that last year Swift won a symbolic $1 after a former radio DJ was found guilty of groping her during a 2014 meet-and-greet. Anna Moeslein, Glamour, "Taylor Swift Just Made a Rare Political Statement," 7 Oct. 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Other notables from the 2017 draft include second-round catchers Luis Campusano and Blake Hunt, third-round center fielder Mason House and 15th-rounder Cole Bellinger, the younger brother of NL Rookie of the Year favorite Cody Bellinger. Jeff Sanders, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Petco Park hosting Padres prospect game again in 2017," 28 Aug. 2017 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

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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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