Not . . . but, or Not but, only. [Obs. or Colloq.] Chaucer.

(||No`ta*bil"i*a) n. pl. [Neut. pl. of L. notabilis notable.] Things worthy of notice.

(Not`a*bil"i*ty) n.; pl. Notabilities [Cf. F. notabilité .]

1. Quality of being notable.

2. A notable, or remarkable, person or thing; a person of note. "Parisian notabilities" Carlyle.

3. A notable saying. [Obs.] Chaucer.

(Not"a*ble) a. [F. notable, L. notabilis, fr. notare to mark, nota mark, note. See 5th Note.]

1. Capable of being noted; noticeable; plan; evident.

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

Notable in the sense of careful, thrifty, characterized by thrift and capacity (as, a notable housekeeper) is pronounced by many good orthoëpists, not"a*b'l, the derivatives notableness, and notably, being also similarly pronounced with short o in the first syllable.

3. Well-known; notorious. [Obs.] Chaucer.

(Not"a*ble) n.

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. A medicine, the ingredients of which are kept secret for the purpose of restricting the profits of sale to the inventor or proprietor; a quack medicine.

2. Any scheme or device proposed by a quack.

The incentives of agitators, the arts of impostors and the nostrums of quacks.

(Not) [Contr. from ne wot. See 2d Note.] Wot not; know not; knows not. [Obs.] Chaucer.

(Not), a. Shorn; shaven. [Obs.] See Nott.

(Not), adv. [OE. not, noht, nought, naught, the same word as E. naught. See Naught.] A word used to express negation, prohibition, denial, or refusal.

Not one word spake he more than was need.

Thou shalt not steal.
Ex. xx. 15.

Thine eyes are upon me, and I am not.
Job vii. 8.

The question is, may I do it, or may I not do it?
Bp. Sanderson.

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