A peer; an aristocrat; ranks range from baron to king to emperor.

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  • Nobleman — No ble*man, n.; pl. {Noblemen}. One of the nobility; a noble; a peer; one who enjoys rank above a commoner, either by virtue of birth, by office, or by patent. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • nobleman — (n.) c.1300, from NOBLE (Cf. noble) (adj.) + MAN (Cf. man) (n.). Noblewoman is from 1570s …   Etymology dictionary

  • nobleman — (or noblewoman) ► NOUN ▪ a man (or woman) who belongs to the aristocracy; a peer (or peeress) …   English terms dictionary

  • nobleman — [nō′bəlmən] n. pl. noblemen [nō′bilmən] a member of the nobility; peer …   English World dictionary

  • nobleman — UK [ˈnəʊb(ə)lmən] / US [ˈnoʊb(ə)lmən] noun [countable] Word forms nobleman : singular nobleman plural noblemen a man who is a member of the nobility a castle built for a Scottish nobleman …   English dictionary

  • nobleman — [[t]no͟ʊb(ə)lmən[/t]] noblemen N COUNT In former times, a nobleman was a man who was a member of the nobility. It had once been the home of a wealthy nobleman. Syn: aristocrat …   English dictionary

  • nobleman — no|ble|man [ noublmən ] noun count a man who is a member of the NOBILITY: a castle built for a Scottish nobleman …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • nobleman — noun Date: 14th century a man of noble rank ; peer …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • nobleman — noblemanly, adv. /noh beuhl meuhn/, n., pl. noblemen. a man of noble birth or rank; noble; peer. [1520 30; NOBLE + MAN] * * * …   Universalium

  • Nobleman —    (Gr. basilikos, i.e., king s man ), an officer of state (John 4:49) in the service of Herod Antipas. He is supposed to have been the Chuza, Herod s steward, whose wife was one of those women who ministered unto the Lord of their substance… …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

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