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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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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