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notice

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle French notice, from Latin notitia.

NounEdit

notice (plural notices)

  1. (chiefly uncountable) The act of observing; perception.
    He took no notice of the changes, and went on as though nothing had happened.
    • 1893, Walter Besant, The Ivory Gate, Prologue:
      Athelstan Arundel walked home [], foaming and raging. [] He walked the whole way, walking through crowds, and under the noses of dray-horses, carriage-horses, and cart-horses, without taking the least notice of them.
    • Isaac Watts (1674-1748)
      How ready is envy to mingle with the notices we take of other persons?
  2. (countable) A written or printed announcement.
    Shall we post a notice about the new policy?
    I always read the death notices in the paper.
  3. (countable) A formal notification or warning.
  4. (chiefly uncountable) Advance notification of termination of employment, given by an employer to an employee or vice versa.
    I gave her her mandatory two weeks' notice and sacked her.
    I can't work here any longer. I'm giving notice.
  5. (countable) A published critical review of a play or the like.
  6. (uncountable) Prior notification.
    I don't mind if you want to change the venue; just give me some notice first, OK?
    • William Shakespeare (1564-1616)
      I [] have given him notice that the Duke of Cornwall and Regan his duchess will be here.
  7. (dated) Attention; respectful treatment; civility.

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notice (third-person singular simple present notices, present participle noticing, simple past and past participle noticed)

  1. (transitive) To observe or take notice of.
    • 1991, Gregory Widen, Backdraft
      So you punched out a window for ventilation. Was that before or after you noticed you were standing in a lake of gasoline?
    • 2013 July 20, “Welcome to the plastisphere”, The Economist, volume 408, number 8845: 
      [The researchers] noticed many of their pieces of [plastic marine] debris sported surface pits around two microns across. Such pits are about the size of a bacterial cell. Closer examination showed that some of these pits did, indeed, contain bacteria, […].
    Did you notice the flowers in her yard?
  2. (transitive) To detect; to perceive with the mind.
    I noticed that the dog hadn't barked the night of the murder.

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From Latin notitia

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notice f (plural notices)

  1. instruction
    Avez-vous lu la notice avant de monter le meuble?

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