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From Middle English noteful, notful (useful), from note (use, need), from Old English notu (use, enjoyment), from Proto-Germanic *nutō, *nutjō, *nutą (use, enjoyment), from Proto-Indo-European *newd- (to acquire, make use of) + -ful. Equivalent to note +‎ -ful. Related to Old English nēotan (to use, enjoy), Old English nyttian (to make use of, utilize), Old English nytlīċ (useful, profitable, beneficial).


noteful (comparative more noteful, superlative most noteful)

  1. Useful; serviceable.
    • 1867, Henry Morley, English writers:
      [...] an introduction, 'after the statutes of our doctors,' to the theory of astrology, with tables of equations of houses, after the latitude of Oxford, and tables of dignities of planets, and other noteful things.
    • 1984, Mark J. Gleason, The influence of Trevet on Boethian language and thought in Chaucer's Troilus and Criseyde:
      The immediate irony, of course, is that Pandarus is associating his own misguided advice with harmonious music though Troilus, like the prisoner, is more in need of "noteful sciences" [...]
    • 2012, Andre Shaw, Andre/Drizzy: Health Fair,
      I found the Health Fair to be exciting and to be very noteful to me and to others.


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