a brief record of something written down to assist the memory or for future reference.
notes, a record or outline of a speech, statement, testimony, etc., or of one's impressions of something.
an explanatory or critical comment, or a reference to some authority quoted, appended to a passage in a book or the like: a note on the origin of the phrase.
a brief written or printed statement giving particulars or information.
Library Science. additional information about a work, such as its special series or some other significant identification, included on the library catalog entry.
a short, informal letter: a thank-you note.
a formal diplomatic or official communication in writing: a note delivered by the ambassador.
a paper acknowledging a debt and promising payment; promissory note.
a certificate, as of a government or a bank, accepted as money.
eminence, distinction, or reputation: a man of note.
importance or consequence: few events of particular note.
notice, observation, or heed: to take note of warning signs; to be worthy of note.
a characteristic or distinguishing feature: a note of whimsy in the design of the house.
a mark, quality, or indication of something, especially as a submerged but ubiquitous element: There was just a note of bitterness in his films.
a characteristic way of speaking or thinking: His critics had begun to change their note.
a signal, announcement, or intimation: a note of warning in her voice.
a sign or character used to represent a tone, its position and form indicating the pitch and duration of the tone.
a key, as of a piano.
a tone sounded on a musical instrument.
a musical sound or tone.
a melody, tune, or song.
a sound of musical quality, as one uttered by a bird: attentive to the thrush's note.
any call, cry, or sound of a bird, fowl, etc.
a new or unexpected element in a situation.
a mark or sign, as of punctuation, used in writing or printing.
to write or mark down briefly; make a memorandum of: to note the places of interest.
to make particular mention of in a writing: She noted their extra efforts in her report.
to observe carefully; give attention or heed to: Note the fine brushwork in this painting.
to take notice of; perceive: We noted his concern at the announcement.
to set down in or furnish with musical notes.
to indicate or designate; signify; denote.
Idioms about note
compare notes, to exchange views, ideas, or impressions: The returning tourists were sitting on the sun deck comparing notes.
- noter, noun
- pre·note, noun, verb (used with object), pre·not·ed, pre·not·ing.
- subnote, noun
- un·der·note, noun
- un·not·ing, adjective
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How to use note in a sentence
Of note in this case is the fact that Fitzpatrick had been a member of Amazon’s Influencer Program while the counterfeiting scheme was underway.Amazon sues online influencers engaged in a counterfeit scheme | Sarah Perez | November 12, 2020 | TechCrunch
If a student doesn’t have their camera on, I don’t know if they’re taking notes, if they’re laying across the bed asleep.Distance learning is straining parent-teacher relationships | Ashley Fetters | November 12, 2020 | Washington Post
Augusta National is normally a symphony, with each note from the gallery representing a different accomplishment from a specific player.Masters golfers won’t see the blooms, but they will really miss hearing the roars | Barry Svrluga | November 12, 2020 | Washington Post
Which is the note we’re sounding by featuring these images, winners of the 2020 BigPicture Natural Photography Competition, sponsored by the California Academy of Sciences.These Photos Remind Us Why Conservation Matters - Issue 92: Frontiers | Kevin Berger | November 11, 2020 | Nautilus
Slowing down seems to require them to “think more” when taking notes, he says.Handwriting beats typing when it comes to taking class notes | Diane Lincoln | November 11, 2020 | Science News For Students
Cependant il convient de noter que le pays transylvain est encore trs attach aux superstitions des premiers ges.Le chteau des Carpathes | Jules Verne
British Dictionary definitions for note
a brief summary or record in writing, esp a jotting for future reference
a brief letter, usually of an informal nature
a formal written communication, esp from one government to another
a short written statement giving any kind of information
a critical comment, explanatory statement, or reference in the text of a book, often preceded by a number
short for banknote
a characteristic element or atmosphere: a note of sarcasm
a distinctive vocal sound, as of a species of bird or animal: the note of the nightingale
any of a series of graphic signs representing a musical sound whose pitch is indicated by position on the stave and whose duration is indicated by the sign's shape
Also called (esp US and Canadian): tone a musical sound of definite fundamental frequency or pitch
a key on a piano, organ, etc
a sound, as from a musical instrument, used as a signal or warning: the note to retreat was sounded
short for promissory note
archaic, or poetic a tune or melody
distinguished or famous: an athlete of note
worth noticing or paying attention to; important: nothing of note
strike the right note to behave appropriately
strike a false note to behave inappropriately
take note (often foll by of) to observe carefully; pay close attention (to)
to notice; perceive: he noted that there was a man in the shadows
to pay close attention to; observe: they noted every movement
to make a written note or memorandum of: she noted the date in her diary
to make particular mention of; remark upon: I note that you do not wear shoes
to write down (music, a melody, etc) in notes
to take (an unpaid or dishonoured bill of exchange) to a notary public to re-present the bill and if it is still unaccepted or unpaid to note the circumstances in a register: See protest (def. 12)
a less common word for annotate
- See also notes
- noteless, adjective
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Other Idioms and Phrases with 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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