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.
- no·tic·er, noun
- re·no·tice, verb (used with object), re·no·ticed, re·no·tic·ing.
- un·no·ticed, adjective
- un·no·tic·ing, adjective
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How to use notice in a sentence
Because these are civil injunctions, those impacted don’t have right to court-appointed attorneys like in a criminal proceeding and for that reason almost all of the notices served went unchallenged.While We’re Rethinking Policing, It’s Time to End Gang Injunctions | Jamie Wilson | September 15, 2020 | Voice of San Diego
Some customers may have already received a personalized notice of the settlement, via mail or email, alerting them of their options.Own Apple Powerbeats 2 earphones? Here’s how to claim your share of a $9.75 million settlement | rhhackettfortune | August 28, 2020 | Fortune
Without any public notice or explanation from the state, an acting attorney general has been appointed in his place.Alaska’s Attorney General on Unpaid Leave After Sending Hundreds of “Uncomfortable” Texts to a Young Colleague | by Kyle Hopkins, Anchorage Daily News | August 25, 2020 | ProPublica
Of those residents, nearly 200 had three or more cases filed against them that year, and a dozen received notices 10 or more times.She Was Sued Over Rent She Didn’t Owe. It Took Seven Court Dates to Prove She Was Right. | by Danielle Ohl, Capital Gazette, and Talia Buford and Beena Raghavendran, ProPublica | August 25, 2020 | ProPublica
The complaint alleges that the government failed to provide notice or consult with La Posta about the project.Border Report: Kumeyaay Band Sues to Stop Border Wall Construction | Maya Srikrishnan | August 17, 2020 | Voice of San Diego
The off-year special election into which Duke threw himself drew little media notice at first.
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 | Justin Rohrlich | January 3, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
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 | Mindy Farabee | December 26, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Indeed, designers frequently reference each other in their shows—and the press never fails to notice.
First we laugh, then we begin to wonder why the man was so distracted that he didn't notice he'd taken the doorknob with him.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days | David Freeman | December 13, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
She observed his pale looks, and the distracted wandering of his eyes; but she would not notice either.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4 | Jane Porter
The occupants of the room had been too absorbed with their own affairs to notice the gradual dimming of the illumination.The Boarded-Up House | Augusta Huiell Seaman
History gives them scant notice, and the Federal government has failed to reward them as they deserve.The Courier of the Ozarks | Byron A. Dunn
Several suggestions for the relief of the country bank have come to their notice.Readings in Money and Banking | Chester Arthur Phillips
The exertions of the city authorities, who had notice of the meditated riot, were unable to prevent or quell it.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology | Joel Munsell
British Dictionary definitions for notice
the act of perceiving; observation; attention: to 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 attention: she was beneath his notice
a theatrical or literary review: the 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)
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 notice
see escape notice; give notice; short notice; sit up and take notice; take note (notice).
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