1. A person, or thing, of distinction.
2. French Hist. 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.
1. Capable of being noted; noticeable; plain; evident.
2. Worthy of notice; remarkable; memorable; noted or distinguished; as, a notable event, person.
Note: ☞ Notable in the sense of careful, thrifty, characterized by thrift and capacity (as, a notable housekeeper) is pronounced by many good orthoepists, the derivatives notableness, and notably, being also similarly pronounced with short o in the first syllable.
3. Well-known; notorious. [Obs.]
adj 1: worthy of notice; "a noteworthy advance in cancer research"
2: widely known and esteemed; "a famous actor"; "a celebrated
musician"; "a famed scientist"; "an illustrious judge"; "a
notable historian"; "a renowned painter" [syn: celebrated,
famed, far-famed, famous, illustrious, noted, renowned]
n : a celebrity who is an inspiration to others; "he was host to
a large gathering of luminaries" [syn: luminary, leading
light, guiding light, notability]