Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Worthy of notice.
  • adj. Attracting notice as being unusual or extraordinary. See Synonyms at noticeable.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Worthy of being remarked or noticed; noticeable; conspicuous; hence, uncommon; extraordinary.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Worthy of being remarked or noticed; noticeable; conspicuous; hence, uncommon; extraordinary.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Observable; worthy of notice.
  • Extraordinary; unusual; deserving of particular notice; such as may excite admiration or wonder; conspicuous; distinguished.
  • Synonyms Noticeable, notable, rare, strange, wonderful, uncommon, singular, striking.
  • n. Something noticeable, extraordinary, or exceptional; a noteworthy thing or circumstance.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. unusual or striking
  • adj. worthy of notice

Etymologies

French remarquable (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • There was something, as it were, remarkable -- yes, _remarkable_, although this is but a feeble term to express my full meaning -- about the entire individuality of the personage in question.

    The Works of Edgar Allan Poe — Volume 4

  • Kingsley House at Ashuelot, N.H.: "It may seem useless to add testimony to the overwhelming mass already given of the many remarkable cures performed at your Institution, but I deem it a pleasure and a duty to add mine to your long list as _very remarkable_.

    The People's Common Sense Medical Adviser in Plain English or, Medicine Simplified, 54th ed., One Million, Six Hundred and Fifty Thousand

  • Based on that performance, Mr. Otellini said he expects Intel's revenue to grow in the mid-20% range for all of 2011, which he termed remarkable for a company of Intel's size.

    Intel Sees Hope for PCs

  • UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Steven Hadley says the place was chosen because of what he called the remarkable turn around in the province.

    CNN Transcript Sep 3, 2007

  • Churchill was referring to what he called the remarkable and definite victory of Allied troops at El Alamein.

    Archive 2006-08-01

  • Jabil CEO Timothy Main noted that this was a record quarter and fiscal year for the company, which he called remarkable in the present environment.

  • The Gambian leader, His Excellency Sheikh Professor Alhaji Dr Yahya Jammeh has heaped praises on the people and government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria for what he called their remarkable and instrumental role in the liberation and development of the African continent.

    AllAfrica News: Latest

  • Military officials widely praised the snipers for three shots, which they described as remarkable, coming at night, from 25 yards on a ship in rolling waters to a small lifeboat.

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  • Military officials were widely praising the snipers for three flawless shots, which they described as remarkable, coming at night and from the stern of a ship on rolling waters.

    Cincinnati Local News Headlines | WCPO.com

  • Military officials Monday widely praised the snipers for three shots, which they described as remarkable, coming at night, come 25 yards away and from the stern of a ship on a rolling waters to a small lifeboat.

    Kiwiblog

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