1. possessing outstanding qualities : illustrious

  2. famous, notable, noble deeds

  3. of high birth or exalted rank : aristocratic

  4. possessing very high or excellent qualities or properties

  5. grand or impressive especially in appearance

  6. possessing, characterized by, or arising from superiority of mind or character or of ideals or morals : lofty, a noble ambition, a noble cause

  7. having, showing, or coming from personal qualities that people admire (such as honesty, generosity, courage, etc.)


  1. the quality or state of having existence

  2. something that is conceivable and hence capable of existing

  3. something that actually exists

  4. the totality of existing things

  5. conscious existence : life

  6. the qualities that constitute an existent thing : essence ; especially : personality

  7. a living thing, sentient beings, a mythical being ; especially : person, a very sexual being

  8. the most important or basic part of a person's mind or self