Definitions for: Notable

[n] a celebrity who is an inspiration to others; "he was host to a large gathering of luminaries"
[adj] widely known and esteemed; "a famous actor"; "a celebrated musician"; "a famed scientist"; "an illustrious judge"; "a notable historian"; "a renowned painter"
[adj] worthy of notice; "a noteworthy advance in cancer research"

Webster (1913) Definition: Not"a*ble, a. [F. notable, L. notabilis, fr. notare to
mark, nota mark, note. See 5th Note.]
1. Capable of being noted; noticeable; plan; evident.

2. Worthy of notice; remarkable; memorable; noted or
distinguished; as, a notable event, person.

Note: Notable in the sense of careful, thrifty, characterized
by thrift and capacity (as, a notable housekeeper) is
pronounced by many good ortho["e]pists,
n[o^]t"[.a]*b'l, the derivatives notableness, and
notably, being also similarly pronounced with short o
in the first syllable.

3. Well-known; notorious. [Obs.] --Chaucer.

Not"a*ble, n.
1. A person, or thing, of distinction.

2. (French Hist.) One of a number of persons, before the
revolution of 1789, chiefly of the higher orders,
appointed by the king to constitute a representative body.

Synonyms: celebrated, famed, famous, far-famed, guiding light, illustrious, known, leading light, luminary, notability, noted, noteworthy, renowned, worthy

See Also: celebrity, famous person

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