Definition of nobleman in English:

nobleman

noun

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

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