Definition of nobleman in US English:

nobleman

noun

  • A man who belongs to the noble class.

    • ‘This is the council of noblemen that advise the Duke.’
    • ‘We were all seated in the council, all the noblemen and all the aristocrats and councilors.’
    • ‘They offered an outlet for the ambitions of land-hungry knights and noblemen.’
    • ‘Funds were provided for the eight-strong party of noblemen and ladies, their twelve gentlemen attendants and seventy-five servants.’
    • ‘He was standing in the middle of the room, dressed richly, like a duke or a nobleman.’
    • ‘The Duke of Rivenston led the small group of reporters, noblemen and ladies on a quick tour of the centre.’
    • ‘Many noblemen and noblewomen came with gifts but most people came with prayers for the princess.’
    • ‘I suppose they would have also called literacy or public schools an elitist agenda back before anyone but noblemen knew how to read.’
    • ‘The rest of his clothing was quite plain for a nobleman, as he hated his own title.’
    • ‘Part of French history meant that France had two noblemen titled the Admiral of the Channel and the Admiral of the Atlantic.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Among his debtors were many Russian aristocrats and noblemen, both Russian and foreigners.’
    • ‘A brazen fanfare erupted from the royal minstrels, and whole ranks of armor-clad young noblemen stepped forward.’
    • ‘His father had inherited the Acton family baronetcy and his mother was the heiress of a German nobleman, the Duke of Dalberg.’
    • ‘You're a noble, and noblemen have to look out for their families.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘He entered with the trained dignity of a nobleman and met the duke's steely gaze.’
    • ‘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.’
    aristocrat, noblewoman, lord, lady, peer, peeress, peer of the realm, patrician, titled man, titled person, titled woman
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Pronunciation

nobleman

/ˈnōbəlmən//ˈnoʊbəlmən/