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Definitions of nobility

  1. the quality of being exalted in character or ideals or conduct Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the state of being of noble birth Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. The quality or state of being noble; superiority of mind or of character; commanding excellence; eminence. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. The state of being of high rank or noble birth; patrician dignity; antiquity of family; distinction by rank, station, or title, whether inherited or conferred. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Those who are noble; the collictive body of nobles or titled persons in a stste; the aristocratic and patrician class; the peerage; as, the English nobility. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. The state or quality of being lofty, excellent, or worthy; high birth or rank as denoted by a title; dignity of character; greatness; the body of persons of rank and title above the common people, as in England. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. The quality of being noble: rank: dignity: excellence: greatness: antiquity of family: descent from noble ancestors. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  8. Quality of being noble; dignity; generosity; body of noblemen. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  9. The state of being noble; the peerage; aristocracy. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  10. Nobleness; dignity of mind; greatness; elevation of soul; distinction by blood; descent from noble ancestors; those of noble rank; the peerage. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  11. The highest classes of society; titled persons and their near relatives; the peerage; noble birth; dignity; grandeur; commanding excellence. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for nobility

  1. Lermontoff spoke with a quiet dignity that was very convincing, and the language he used was that of the nobility – A Rock in the Baltic by Robert Barr
  2. Here He is represented with a certain nobility of feature and gesture, although self- conscious and unchildlike. – Luca Signorelli by Maud Cruttwell
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