Nobleman


Nobleman
   (Gr. basilikos, i.e., "king's man"), an officer of state (John 4:49) in the service of Herod Antipas. He is supposed to have been the Chuza, Herod's steward, whose wife was one of those women who "ministered unto the Lord of their substance" (Luke 8:3). This officer came to Jesus at Cana and besought him to go down to Capernaum and heal his son, who lay there at the point of death. Our Lord sent him away with the joyful assurance that his son was alive.

Easton's Bible Dictionary. . 1897.

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  • Nobleman — No ble*man, n.; pl. {Noblemen}. One of the nobility; a noble; a peer; one who enjoys rank above a commoner, either by virtue of birth, by office, or by patent. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • nobleman — (n.) c.1300, from NOBLE (Cf. noble) (adj.) + MAN (Cf. man) (n.). Noblewoman is from 1570s …   Etymology dictionary

  • nobleman — (or noblewoman) ► NOUN ▪ a man (or woman) who belongs to the aristocracy; a peer (or peeress) …   English terms dictionary

  • nobleman — [nō′bəlmən] n. pl. noblemen [nō′bilmən] a member of the nobility; peer …   English World dictionary

  • nobleman — UK [ˈnəʊb(ə)lmən] / US [ˈnoʊb(ə)lmən] noun [countable] Word forms nobleman : singular nobleman plural noblemen a man who is a member of the nobility a castle built for a Scottish nobleman …   English dictionary

  • nobleman — [[t]no͟ʊb(ə)lmən[/t]] noblemen N COUNT In former times, a nobleman was a man who was a member of the nobility. It had once been the home of a wealthy nobleman. Syn: aristocrat …   English dictionary

  • nobleman — no|ble|man [ noublmən ] noun count a man who is a member of the NOBILITY: a castle built for a Scottish nobleman …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • nobleman — noun Date: 14th century a man of noble rank ; peer …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • nobleman — noblemanly, adv. /noh beuhl meuhn/, n., pl. noblemen. a man of noble birth or rank; noble; peer. [1520 30; NOBLE + MAN] * * * …   Universalium

  • nobleman — noun A peer; an aristocrat; ranks range from baron to king to emperor …   Wiktionary