notice

[noh-tis]

noun

verb (used with object), no·ticed, no·tic·ing.


Origin of notice

1400–50; late Middle English < Middle French < Latin nōtitia a knowing, a being known, derivative of nōtus known (see notify)
Related formsno·tic·er, nounre·no·tice, verb (used with object), re·no·ticed, re·no·tic·ing.un·no·ticed, adjectiveun·no·tic·ing, adjective

Synonyms for notice

2. sign, poster. 3. advice, news, notification, announcement. 5. note, cognizance. 7. comment, mention. 9. see, regard, heed, observe. 10. note, mark, remark; descry, distinguish, discriminate, recognize, understand. Notice, discern, perceive imply becoming aware of, and paying attention to, something. To notice is to become aware of something that has caught one's attention: to notice a newspaper headline; to notice a road sign. Discern suggests distinguishing (sometimes with difficulty) and recognizing a thing for what it is, discriminating it from its surroundings: In spite of the fog, we finally discerned the outline of the harbor. Perceive, often used as a formal substitute for see or notice, may convey also the idea of understanding meanings and implications: After examining the evidence he perceived its significance.
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Related Words for noticing

seeing, regarding, observing, heeding, observant

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British Dictionary definitions for noticing

notice

noun

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

verb (tr)

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 for notice

C15: via Old French from Latin notitia fame, from nōtus known, celebrated
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Word Origin and History for noticing

notice

v.

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.

notice

n.

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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Idioms and Phrases with noticing

notice

see escape notice; give notice; short notice; sit up and take notice; take note (notice).

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