note

[ noht ]
/ noʊt /

noun

verb (used with object), not·ed, not·ing.

Idioms

    compare notes, to exchange views, ideas, or impressions: The returning tourists were sitting on the sun deck comparing notes.

Origin of note

1175–1225; (noun) Middle English (< Old French) < Medieval Latin nota sign for musical tone, Latin: mark, sign, lettering; (v.) Middle English noten < Old French noter to mark < Latin notāre, derivative of the noun
Related forms

Synonym study

3. See remark.
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British Dictionary definitions for compare notes

note

/ (nəʊt) /

noun

verb (tr; may take a clause as object)

See also notes
Derived Formsnoteless, adjective

Word Origin for note

C13: via Old French from Latin nota sign, indication
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Idioms and Phrases with compare notes (1 of 2)

compare notes


Exchange information, observations, or opinions about something, as in Michael and Jane always compare notes after a department meeting. This term originally referred to written notes. [c. 1700]

Idioms and Phrases with compare notes (2 of 2)

note


see bread and butter letter (note); compare notes; make a note of; of note; strike the right note; take note; take notes.

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