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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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 The Disneyland reservation system works similarly, but there are a few notable differences. Elizabeth Rhodes, Travel + Leisure, "Here's How to Make Theme Park Reservations for Walt Disney World and Disneyland," 12 May 2021 Trump did have one notable face-to-face meeting with a foreign counterpart, early in the pandemic. Noah Bierman, Los Angeles Times, "Essential Politics: For Biden and Harris, virtual diplomacy yields to foreign travel," 12 May 2021 One of the panel’s most notable contributions is tucked away in background materials: an hour-by-hour, day-by-day reconstruction of what happened in Wuhan, China, from December 2019 through January 2020. Washington Post, "Expert panel says mistakes led to coronavirus pandemic, but stops short of holding countries, leaders to account," 12 May 2021 Most animals—humans and upper primates being notable exceptions—can synthesize their own ascorbic acid. Julian Sancton, Time, "The Antarctic Expedition That Changed Modern Medicine," 12 May 2021 But the most notable support for the endorsement came from Democrats who cheered on the move from the former president. Rick Klein, ABC News, "Cheney looms larger for GOP on eve of ouster: The Note," 12 May 2021 The construction proposals also represent notable milestones. BostonGlobe.com, "Boston to raise high school graduation standards and pursue nine major school construction projects," 12 May 2021 Other notable breaststrokers will be Annie Lazor, who is King’s training partner, and Mishawaka’s Bethany Galat, a 2017 world silver medalist. David Woods, The Indianapolis Star, "Lilly King joins IU and Carmel swimmers in Indianapolis for pre-Tokyo Olympics tuneup," 12 May 2021 So far, the most notable reason an entity might need to verify someone’s vaccination status could be CSU’s plan to require vaccines for any student living on campus this fall. Evan Macdonald, cleveland, "Authorities have warned about fake COVID-19 vaccine cards. What impact could they have in Northeast Ohio?," 12 May 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Kim Kardashian West, left, Karlie Kloss and Hailey Bieber are among the fashion notables taking part in the May 1 Fashion Unites virtual runway show streaming on YouTube at 1 p.m. PDT. Los Angeles Times, "Streaming Friday from famous people’s closets — a virtual runway show," 30 Apr. 2020 Among the notables: J.J. Nelson (5th round, 2015) and Steve Breaston (5th round, 2007). Jeremy Cluff, azcentral, "Arizona Cardinals' top NFL draft picks: Who is after Larry Fitzgerald on receivers list?," 3 Apr. 2020 Welcome to Sunset Suppers, a series of cooking videos shot by chefs and food notables in the first weeks of self-quarantine. Sunset Magazine, "Drink This Sunny Fizzy Cocktail at Your Next Virtual Happy Hour," 27 Mar. 2020 Still, the novel was warmly received by prominent notables, including Stephen King, John Grisham and Sandra Cisneros, who reaffirmed her support of the book in an exclusive interview last week. oregonlive, "‘American Dirt’ publisher pledges to add Latinx authors, staff and titles following criticism of book," 6 Feb. 2020 The Ringer, founded by ESPN alum Simmons in 2016, features more than 30 podcasts from Simmons and the startup's staffers as well as notables such as David Chang and Larry Wilmore. NBC News, "Spotify acquires Bill Simmons' The Ringer as part of podcast push," 5 Feb. 2020 The Alabama Music Hall of Fame is set to honor four music notables on Jan. 25 at the Marriott Shoals Conference Center in Florence. Mary Colurso | Mcolurso@al.com, al, "Alabama Music Hall of Fame to induct 4 on Saturday, including Big Mama Thornton," 22 Jan. 2020 In past years, notables such as Justin Bieber, Jay Leno and George W. Bush have participated. Lorraine Longhi, azcentral, "Car collection of 'Fast and Furious' actor Paul Walker to be auctioned at Barrett-Jackson this January," 14 Nov. 2019 In addition to performances from McCarley and her backing band of roots music vets (including from the bands of acts like Patty Griffin and Alison Krauss), the lineup includes notables such as Lilly Hiatt and Webb Wilder. Matt Wake | Mwake@al.com, al, "When coronavirus cancels your grand opening," 31 Mar. 2020

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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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14 May 2021

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“Notable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/notable. Accessed 16 May. 2021.

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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 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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