Definition of nobleman in English:

nobleman

nounPlural noblemen

  • A man who belongs by rank, title, or birth to the aristocracy; a peer.

    • ‘The rest of his clothing was quite plain for a nobleman, as he hated his own title.’
    • ‘He was standing in the middle of the room, dressed richly, like a duke or a nobleman.’
    • ‘This is the council of noblemen that advise the Duke.’
    • ‘Due to the town's charming environment, in ancient times many noblemen and distinguished families built their private gardens there.’
    • ‘How her beauty was known to all mankind and how knights and noblemen would plead King Julius for his daughter's hand.’
    • ‘He entered with the trained dignity of a nobleman and met the duke's steely gaze.’
    • ‘Many noblemen and noblewomen came with gifts but most people came with prayers for the princess.’
    • ‘Part of French history meant that France had two noblemen titled the Admiral of the Channel and the Admiral of the Atlantic.’
    • ‘His father had inherited the Acton family baronetcy and his mother was the heiress of a German nobleman, the Duke of Dalberg.’
    • ‘Among his debtors were many Russian aristocrats and noblemen, both Russian and foreigners.’
    • ‘We were all seated in the council, all the noblemen and all the aristocrats and councilors.’
    • ‘His voluminous surviving correspondence is full of letters from noblemen of all ranks eager to gain his favour or reporting on tasks that he had given them in the hope of further preferment.’
    • ‘I suppose they would have also called literacy or public schools an elitist agenda back before anyone but noblemen knew how to read.’
    • ‘A brazen fanfare erupted from the royal minstrels, and whole ranks of armor-clad young noblemen stepped forward.’
    • ‘You're a noble, and noblemen have to look out for their families.’
    • ‘Funds were provided for the eight-strong party of noblemen and ladies, their twelve gentlemen attendants and seventy-five servants.’
    • ‘They offered an outlet for the ambitions of land-hungry knights and noblemen.’
    • ‘There were nearly a dozen others present: noblemen and ladies, members of the royal court.’
    • ‘The beaver pelts were used to make felt hats (typically top hats) for European noblemen and merchants alike.’
    • ‘The Duke of Rivenston led the small group of reporters, noblemen and ladies on a quick tour of the centre.’
    aristocrat, noblewoman, lord, lady, peer, peeress, peer of the realm, patrician, titled man, titled person, titled woman
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Pronunciation

nobleman

/ˈnəʊb(ə)lmən/