- an announcement or intimation of something impending; warning: a day's notice.
- a note, placard, or the like conveying information or a warning: to post a notice about the fire laws.
- information or warning of something, especially for wide attention: to give notice of one's departure.
- a notification of the termination, at a specified time, of an agreement, as for renting or employment, given by one of the parties to the agreement: The sales manager suddenly gave notice and headed for Acapulco.
- observation, perception, attention, or heed: a book worthy of notice.
- interested or favorable attention: to take notice of an unusual feature in the design of a building.
- critical attention, appraisal, or evaluation: Only a few of the entries were singled out for notice.
- a brief written review or critique, as of a newly published book; review: The notices of the play were mostly favorable.
- to pay attention to or take notice of: Did you notice her hat?
- to perceive; become aware of: Did you notice the anger in his voice?
- to acknowledge acquaintance with: She noticed him merely with a nod.
- to mention or refer to; point out: a circumstance that was noticed in an earlier chapter.
- to give notice to; serve with a notice: to notice a person that his taxes are overdue.
Origin of notice
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Examples from the Web for noticed
“I noticed something,” I say to Marvin, feeling a little like Ransom Stoddard, attorney at law.The Story Behind Lee Marvin’s Liberty Valance Smile
January 3, 2015
A car mechanic who goes by the name “Big Perm” said he noticed a change in the neighborhood.Ground Zero of the NYPD Slowdown
January 1, 2015
I noticed a picture of her daughter, who was my classmate, and out of curiosity visited her page.50 Shades of Iran: The Mullahs’ Kinky Fantasies about Sex in the West
IranWire, Shima Sharabi
January 1, 2015
While grocery shopping a guy I had noticed following me earlier, walked by me really fast and said, ‘You look shorter in person.’Porn Stars on the Year in Porn: Drone Erotica, Belle Knox, and Wild Sex
December 27, 2014
Not sure if you noticed, but 2014 has been a banner year for animal robots.Meet Our Animal Robot Overlords
December 26, 2014
"Hum," remarked Uncle Peter, in a tone to be noticed for its extreme dryness.
You may have noticed that night at the Oldakers'—well, women, Mr. Bines, are uncertain.
Harriett noticed pale, blurred lines on the edges of her lips.Life and Death of Harriett Frean
Uncle Brunton noticed the change; for to those who saw him seldom the change was sudden.Life in London
You might not have noticed them, but it seemed to Sallie that her fingers had touched everywhere.Ester Ried Yet Speaking
- the act of perceiving; observation; attentionto escape notice
- take notice to pay attention; attend
- take no notice of to ignore or disregard
- information about a future event; warning; announcement
- a displayed placard or announcement giving information
- advance notification of intention to end an arrangement, contract, etc, as of renting or employment (esp in the phrase give notice)
- at short notice with notification only a little in advance
- at two hours' notice with notification only two hours in advance
- mainly British dismissal from employment
- favourable, interested, or polite attentionshe was beneath his notice
- a theatrical or literary reviewthe play received very good notices
- to become conscious or aware of; perceive; note
- to point out or remark upon
- to pay polite or interested attention to
- to recognize or acknowledge (an acquaintance)
Word Origin and History for noticed
early 15c., "to notify," from notice (n.). Sense of "to point out" is from 1620s. Meaning "to take notice of" is attested from 1757, but was long execrated in England as an Americanism (occasionally as a Scottishism, the two offenses not being clearly distinguished). Ben Franklin noted it as one of the words (along with verbal uses of progress and advocate) that seemed to him to have become popular in America while he was absent in France during the Revolution. Related: Noticed; noticing.
early 15c., "information, intelligence," from Middle French notice (14c.), and directly from Latin notitia "a being known, celebrity, fame, knowledge," from notus "known," past participle of (g)noscere "come to know, to get to know, get acquainted (with)," from PIE *gno-sko-, a suffixed form of root *gno- (see know). Sense of "formal warning" is attested from 1590s. Meaning "a sign giving information" is from 1805.