n. A digitigrade carnivorous quadruped, Mustela zibellina, of the family Mustelidæ and subfamily Mustelinæ, closely related to the martens.n. The dressed pelt or fur of the sable.n. The color black in a general sense, and especially as the color of mourning: so called with reference to the general dark color of the fur of the sable as compared with other furs, or from its being dyed black as sealskin is dyed.n. A black cloth or covering of any kind; mourning-garments in general; a suit of black: often in the plural.n. A fine paint-brush or pencil made of hair from the tail of the sable.n. In heraldry, black; one of the tinctures, represented when the colors are not given, as in engraving, by a close network of vertical and horizontal lines. Abbreviated S., sa. See also cut under pall.n. A British collectors' name of certain pyralid moths. Botys nigrata is the wavy-barred sable, and B, lingulata is the silver-barred sable.Made of sable: as, a sable muff or tippet.Of the color of a sable; dark-brown; blackish.Black, especially as applied to mourning, or as an attribute.To make like sable in color; darken; blacken; hence, figuratively, to make sad or dismal; sadden.n. A Spanish name of the cutlas-fish.