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
Finally, by itself, an RNA molecule is beneath a cell’s notice because it’s just too small, Mishra says.Here’s why COVID-19 vaccines like Pfizer’s need to be kept so cold | Tina Hesman Saey | November 20, 2020 | Science News
Until further notice, there’s no such thing as having too many good 3-point shooters — in a league where the average 3-point rate grows every year — who can defend multiple positions.These 3 NBA Draft Prospects Are Perfect Fits For The Modern League | Michael Pina | November 17, 2020 | FiveThirtyEight
Campuswire was in a fortuitous spot when colleges and universities across the world shut down on short notice because of the threat of coronavirus.As edtech crowds up, Campuswire bets big on real-time learning | Natasha Mascarenhas | November 11, 2020 | TechCrunch
After the violation, Metro issued a notice to employees, stressing the importance of following procedures.Metro’s plans to correct safety deficiencies in its rail operations center sent back for more work | Justin George | November 11, 2020 | Washington Post
When Apple introduced the iPhone 12 Pro Max, however, camera nerds like myself took notice.The iPhone 12 Pro Max might be worth it—for the camera alone | Stan Horaczek | November 10, 2020 | Popular-Science
As the driver bios appeared on the jumbo screen, I flashed a toothy grin after noticing that two of them were women.The Moms of Monster Jam Drive Trucks, Buck Macho Culture | Eliza Krigman | November 22, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
It bulged in the pocket of my Dockers and as I loaded our minivan I noticed my wife noticing it.
Activists scold us about which side of history we want to be on, never noticing that nobody agrees where the line is.
It's just that post-Ferguson, we are noticing it more, hearing about it more.
I started noticing his voice on news shows and became very charmed by his style of activism.
Cast the beam from thine eye before noticing the mote in that of thy neighbour.Solomon and Solomonic Literature | Moncure Daniel Conway
There are many excellent makers, but we must content ourselves with briefly noticing the most prominent.Violins and Violin Makers | Joseph Pearce
She looked down, noticing the black line of his leg moving in and out so close to her against the yellow shimmer of her gown.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories | Kate Chopin
When the mill bells rang at noon he worked on, without noticing that his employer was again watching him.The Box-Car Children | Gertrude Chandler Warner
"Yes," said Maud Barrington, noticing the sudden intentness of his pallid face.Winston of the Prairie | Harold Bindloss
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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