- 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 noticing
As the driver bios appeared on the jumbo screen, I flashed a toothy grin after noticing that two of them were women.The Moms of Monster Jam Drive Trucks, Buck Macho Culture
November 22, 2014
It's just that post-Ferguson, we are noticing it more, hearing about it more.Is America a Police State? For Many, Yes
September 1, 2014
Despite all the warning signs, Americans are still buying “fake pot” in record numbers, and the world is noticing.Is Synthetic Weed Feuling Yemen’s Terrorism?
May 23, 2014
The part of me that writes and imagines is always one step removed in every situation, constantly watching and noticing.Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Literary Lagos
March 16, 2014
The language here is so impacted with narcissism, I suppose I may be forgiven for noticing, first, that word "exclusive."What Commentary Gets Wrong About Olmert-Abbas Negotiations
May 28, 2013
"I should like much to see her," said Philip, not noticing the latter remark.Night and Morning, Complete
Whilst we lunched I looked at him when he was not noticing me.My Double Life
As they reached the first floor, noticing Pierre's emotion, Victorine smiled.The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete
"Yes, you will," Adams returned, not noticing that his son's inflection was satiric.Alice Adams
But what she was noticing was the flagging effort of his vivacity.Southern Lights and Shadows
- 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 noticing
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.