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
In addition to publicly pressuring the Israeli government, the petitioners want Cellebrite’s employees to take notice.Israeli phone hacking company faces court fight over sales to Hong Kong | Patrick O'Neill | August 25, 2020 | MIT Technology Review
Eight days later, a sheriff’s deputy taped another court notice to Gladden’s mailbox.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
Theories abound as to why, with players and coaches acknowledging they’ve taken notice of the gap.Why Are The WNBA’s ‘Home’ Teams Feeling So At Home In The Bubble? | Howard Megdal | August 19, 2020 | FiveThirtyEight
You give notice at work, making up a family emergency that requires you to move to the opposite coast.
His bid for the presidency four years later still required several hard-fought campaigns, but the speech certainly made Democratic voters and party leaders alike take notice.
The star of the film was Glenn Ford, but I barely noticed him.The Story Behind Lee Marvin’s Liberty Valance Smile | Robert Ward | January 3, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
“I noticed something,” I say to Marvin, feeling a little like Ransom Stoddard, attorney at law.The Story Behind Lee Marvin’s Liberty Valance Smile | Robert Ward | January 3, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
A car mechanic who goes by the name “Big Perm” said he noticed a change in the neighborhood.
I noticed a picture of her daughter, who was my classmate, and out of curiosity visited her page.50 Shades of Iran: The Mullahs’ Kinky Fantasies about Sex in the West | IranWire, Shima Sharabi | January 1, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
While grocery shopping a guy I had noticed following me earlier, walked by me really fast and said, ‘You look shorter in person.’Porn Stars on the Year in Porn: Drone Erotica, Belle Knox, and Wild Sex | Aurora Snow | December 27, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
He noticed at the same time several burnt matches between his cushions and her chair.The Wave | Algernon Blackwood
He lifted his head, looked around him, and was just going to switch off the light, when he noticed the open book on his table.Bella Donna | Robert Hichens
I queried; and as I asked the question I noticed for the first time the gilt bars on his coat sleeve.Raw Gold | Bertrand W. Sinclair
He did not think of the matter again till just as he was getting into bed, when he noticed a red stain upon his handkerchief.Uncanny Tales | Various
If this fact is noticed, it cannot but help hold those two names together.Assimilative Memory | Marcus Dwight Larrowe (AKA Prof. A. Loisette)
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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