• (British) IPA: /ˈnəʊtəbl̩/
  • (GA) IPA: /ˈnoʊdəbəl/


  1. Worthy of note; remarkable; memorable; noted or distinguished. [from 14th c.]
  2. Easily noted (without connotations of value); clearly noticeable, conspicuous. [from 14th c.]
  3. That can be observed; perceptible. [from 14th c.]
    • 1989, Stanton Peele, Diseasing of America:
      Dyslexia is most notable in children who are unable to focus on their assignments.
  4. (now, rare) Industrious, energetic; i specifically (usually of a woman) capable, efficient in household management. [from 17th c.]
    • c. 1793, Edward Gibbon, Memoirs, Penguin 1990, p. 48:
      During his residence abroad, his concerns at home were managed by his mother Hester, an active and notable woman.
    • 1863, Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell, Sylvia's lovers:
      Hester looked busy and notable with her gown pinned up behind her, and her hair all tucked away under a clean linen cap; […]
  5. (obsolete) Useful; profitable.
    • 1618 March 4, James Howell, “V. To Dr. Fr. Mansell, at All-Souls in Oxford.”, in Epistolæ Ho-Elianæ. Familiar Letters Domestic and Forren. […], volume I, 3rd edition, London: Printed for Humphrey Mos[e]ley, […], published 1655, OCLC 84295516 ↗, section II, [;view=1up;seq=90 page 68]:
      Your honourable Uncle Sir Robert Manſell, who is now in the Mediterranean, hath been very notable to me, and I ſhall ever acknowledge a good part of my education from him.
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notable (plural notables)

  1. A person or thing of distinction.
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