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SABLE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does sable mean? 

SABLE (noun)
  The noun SABLE has 5 senses:

1. an artist's brush made of sable hairs
2. the expensive dark brown fur of the marten
3. a very dark black
4. a scarf (or trimming) made of sable
5. marten of northern Asian forests having luxuriant dark brown fur

  Familiarity information: SABLE used as a noun is common.


SABLE (adjective)
  The adjective SABLE has 1 sense:

1. of a dark somewhat brownish black

  Familiarity information: SABLE used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SABLE (noun)


Sense 1sable [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An artist's brush made of sable hairs

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

sable; sable brush; sable's hair pencil

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

brush (an implement that has hairs or bristles firmly set into a handle)

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

rigger; rigger brush (a long slender pointed sable brush used by artists)


Sense 2sable [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The expensive dark brown fur of the marten

Classified under:

Nouns denoting substances

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

fur; pelt (the dressed hairy coat of a mammal)


Sense 3sable [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A very dark black

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

soot black; pitch black; jet black; ebony; coal black; sable

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

black; blackness; inkiness (the quality or state of the achromatic color of least lightness (bearing the least resemblance to white))


Sense 4sable [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A scarf (or trimming) made of sable

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

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

scarf (a garment worn around the head or neck or shoulders for warmth or decoration)


Sense 5sable [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Marten of northern Asian forests having luxuriant dark brown fur

Classified under:

Nouns denoting animals

Synonyms:

Martes zibellina; sable

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

marten; marten cat (agile slender-bodied arboreal mustelids somewhat larger than weasels)


SABLE (adjective)


Sense 1sable [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Of a dark somewhat brownish black

Similar:

achromatic (having no hue)


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