What does the word noble mean?

Usage examples for noble

  1. " The Duke of Aveiro ought to have been here long ago," said another noble. – The Prime Minister by W.H.G. Kingston
  2. What a noble river it is! – A Boy's Voyage Round the World by The Son of Samuel Smiles
  3. " I leave you in my place," he said, " a noble and excellent guest." – Louise de la Valliere by Alexandre Dumas, Pere