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Definition of sable:

  1. A carnivorous animal of the Weasel family ( Mustela zibellina) native of the northern latitudes of Europe, Asia, and America, - noted for its fine, soft, and valuable fur.
  2. A mourning garment; a funeral robe; - generally in the plural.
  3. Of the color of the sable's fur; dark; black; - used chiefly in poetry.
  4. The fur of the sable.
  5. The tincture black; - represented by vertical and horizontal lines crossing each other.
  6. To render sable or dark; to drape darkly or in black.


somber, bat, gloomy, swarthy, jet, dismal, sooty, mysterious, achromatic, ebony, inky, swart, black, colors, bearskin, obscure, coonskin, ebony tree, dusky, pitch black, murky, angora, dim, camelhair, bighorn sheep, soot black, shady, ebon, jet black, cashmere, badger, raven, dark, brown, sable brush, black bear, opaque, sable's hair pencil, felt, pitchy, pitch-dark, onyx, shadowy, coal black, anteater, Martes Zibellina, jetty.

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