- 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 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
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
- 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 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.
Idioms and Phrases with notice
see escape notice; give notice; short notice; sit up and take notice; take note (notice).