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NOBLEMAN

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does nobleman mean? 

NOBLEMAN (noun)
  The noun NOBLEMAN has 1 sense:

1. a titled peer of the realm

  Familiarity information: NOBLEMAN used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


NOBLEMAN (noun)


Sense 1nobleman [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A titled peer of the realm

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

noble; nobleman; Lord

Hypernyms ("nobleman" is a kind of...):

male aristocrat (a man who is an aristocrat)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "nobleman"):

armiger (a nobleman entitled to bear heraldic arms)

viscount ((in various countries) a son or younger brother or a count)

thane (a feudal lord or baron)

sire (a title of address formerly used for a man of rank and authority)

peer (a nobleman (duke or marquis or earl or viscount or baron) who is a member of the British peerage)

palatine; palsgrave ((Middle Ages) the lord of a palatinate who exercised sovereign powers over his lands)

milord (a term of address for an English lord)

mesne lord (a feudal lord who was lord to his own tenants on land held from a superior lord)

marquess; marquis (nobleman (in various countries) ranking above a count)

margrave (a German nobleman ranking above a count (corresponding in rank to a British marquess))

grandee (a nobleman of highest rank in Spain or Portugal)

duke (a nobleman (in various countries) of high rank)

count (a nobleman (in various countries) having rank equal to a British earl)

burgrave (a nobleman ruling a German castle and surrounding grounds by hereditary right)

baron (a nobleman (in various countries) of varying rank)

Instance hyponyms:

Don Juan (a legendary Spanish nobleman and philanderer who became the hero of many poems and plays and operas)

Mortimer; Roger de Mortimer (English nobleman who deposed Edward II and was executed by Edward III (1287-1330))

Antonym:

noblewoman (a woman of the peerage in Britain)


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