Last modified on 18 July 2014, at 20:06

notable

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Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English notable (usable, useful), equivalent to note (use, benefit), from Old English notu (enjoyment, use, profit, advantage, utility, employment) +‎ -able. More at note.

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notable (comparative more notable, superlative most notable)

  1. (obsolete) Useful; profitable.
    • 1754, James Howell, Epistolae Ho-Elianae: familiar letters domestic and foreign:
      Your honourable Uncle Sir Robert Mansel, who is now in the Mediterranean, hath been very notable to me, and I shall ever acknowledge a good part of my Education from him.
  2. Prudent; clever; capable; industrious; thrifty.
    • 1863, Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell, Sylvia's lovers:
      Hester looked busy and notable with her gown pinned up behind her, and her hair all tucked away under a clean linen cap; [...]
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Etymology 2Edit

From Middle English notable, from Old French notable (noteworthy), from Latin notabilis (noteworthy, extraordinary), from notō (note, mark, verb), equivalent to note +‎ -able.

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notable (comparative more notable, superlative most notable)

  1. (dated) Capable of being noted; noticeable; plain; evident.
  2. Worthy of notice; remarkable; memorable; noted or distinguished.
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notable (plural notables)

  1. A person or thing of distinction.
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AsturianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin notābilis.

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notable (epicene, plural notables)

  1. notable

CatalanEdit

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From Latin notābilis.

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notable m, f (masculine and feminine plural notables)

  1. notable

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin notābilis.

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notable (masculine and feminine, plural notables)

  1. notable

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notable m (plural notables)

  1. notable

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GalicianEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Latin notābilis.

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notable m, f (plural notables)

  1. notable

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Middle FrenchEdit

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From Latin notābilis.

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notable m, f (plural notables)

  1. important; significant

SpanishEdit

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From Latin notābilis.

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notable m, f (plural notables)

  1. notable

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