verb (used with object), no·ticed, no·tic·ing.
Origin of notice
Synonyms for notice
Examples from the Web for notice
Contemporary Examples of notice
I notice he moves at a slightly slower pace than everyone else, and keeps his gestures compact.His First Day Out Of Jail After 40 Years: Adjusting To Life Outside
January 3, 2015
It had many—the word now, I notice, instead of variations, everyone endlessly says iterations—it had many iterations.Daphne Merkin on Lena Dunham, Book Criticism, and Self-Examination
December 26, 2014
Indeed, designers frequently reference each other in their shows—and the press never fails to notice.The Big Business of Fashion Counterfeits
December 24, 2014
You may notice new things here and there, but it will be the same.‘Game of Thrones’ Interactive FanFiction: Whoops, My Friend Was Speared in the Throat
December 13, 2014
He had a fine eye for moral hypocrisy, and I know that a glaring example of it would not have escaped his notice.How Richard Pryor Beat Bill Cosby and Transformed America
David Yaffe, Scott Saul
December 10, 2014
Historical Examples of notice
Did you notice you could read every letter in the label on that ham?The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
I used to notice, many times, that mistress was not quite recovered.To be Read at Dusk
Nevertheless, not one movement of young Ried escaped the notice of some of them.
But of these words and acts nobody apparently took any notice.
When he had time to notice it, it amused him that he did not find it annoying.K
Mary Roberts Rinehart
Word Origin for notice
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.
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.
see escape notice; give notice; short notice; sit up and take notice; take note (notice).