[ noh-tis ]
/ ˈnoʊ tɪs /


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

Nearby words

  1. nothing to speak of,
  2. nothing to write home about,
  3. nothing ventured, nothing gained,
  4. nothing will come of nothing,
  5. nothingness,
  6. notice board,
  7. noticeable,
  8. notifiable,
  9. notifiable disease,
  10. notification

Origin of notice

1400–50; late Middle English < Middle French < Latin nōtitia a knowing, a being known, derivative of nōtus known (see notify)

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.

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for unnoticed


/ (ʌnˈnəʊtɪst) /


not perceived or observed


/ (ˈnəʊtɪs) /


verb (tr)

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 unnoticed
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Idioms and Phrases with unnoticed


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

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