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King James Dictionary [1]

NOT'ABLE, a. L. known to know.

1. Remarkable worthy of notice memorable observable distinguished or noted.

They bore two or three charges from the horse with notable courage.

Two young men of notable strength. 2Maccabees.

2. Active industrious careful as a notable woman.

In both senses, this word is obsolete in elegant style, or used only in irony. The second sense is in colloquial use in New England.

3. In Scripture, conspicuous sightly as a notable horn.  Daniel 8 . 4. Notorious.  Matthew 27 . 5. Terrible.  Acts 2 . 6. Known or apparent.  Acts 4 .


1. In France, the nobles or persons of rank and distinction were formerly called notables. 2. A thing worthy of observation.

Webster's Dictionary [2]

(1): ( a.) Capable of being noted; noticeable; plan; evident.

(2): ( a.) Worthy of notice; remarkable; memorable; noted or distinguished; as, a notable event, person.

(3): ( a.) Well-known; notorious.

(4): ( n.) A person, or thing, of distinction.

(5): ( n.) One of a number of persons, before the revolution of 1789, chiefly of the higher orders, appointed by the king to constitute a representative body.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia [3]

nō´ta - b ' 50 ( חזוּת , ḥāzūth  ; γνωστός , gnōstós ): "Notable" is the translation of ḥāzūth , "conspicuous" ( ḥāzāh , "to see"), e.g.   Daniel 8:5 , "a notable horn," i.e. "conspicuous," the King James Version margin "a horn of sight";  Daniel 8:8 , "notable (horns)"; of gnōstos , "known" "knowledge" ( Acts 4:16 ); of epı́semōs , "noted," "notable" ( Matthew 27:16; in  Romans 16:7 "of note" of epiphanḗs , "very manifest," "illustrious" (compare "Antiochus Epiphanes");  Acts 2:20 , "that great and notable day," quoted from  Joel 2:31; Septuagint for yārē' , "to be feared," the King James Version and the Revised Version (British and American) "terrible" (compare  Malachi 4:5 ); "notable" occurs also in 2 Macc 3:26 ( ekprepḗs ); 2 Macc 14:33, the Revised Version (British and American) "for all to see"; 2 Macc 6:28 ( gennaı́os ), "a notable example," the Revised Version (British and American) "noble"; notably , only in 2 Macc 14:31 ( gennaı́os ), "notably prevented," the Revised Version (British and American) "bravely," margin "nobly."