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A Notice of Baggage Inspection issued by the Transportation Security Administration of the USA which was placed inside a piece of luggage after it had been searched

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Borrowed from Middle French notice, from the Latin nōtitia.

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notice (countable and uncountable, 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.
    • 1892, Walter Besant, “Prologue: Who is Edmund Gray?”, in The Ivory Gate [], New York, N.Y.: Harper & Brothers, [], →OCLC, page 16:
      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.
    • 1741, I[saac] Watts, The Improvement of the Mind: Or, A Supplement to the Art of Logick: [], London: [] James Brackstone, [], →OCLC:
      How ready is envy to mingle with the notices which 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.
    The sidewalk adjacent to the damaged bridge stonework shall be closed until further notice.
  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.
    • 1989, The New York Times Theater Reviews, 1920-, volume 18, page 167:
      The first-night audience, yes. The first-night reviewers, not exactly. The notices have so far been mixed, only The Financial Times having delivered itself of an unequivocal rave.
  6. (uncountable) Prior notification.
    I don't mind if you want to change the venue; just give me some notice first, OK?
  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, now rare) To remark upon; to mention. [from 17th c.]
  2. (transitive) To become aware of; to observe. [from 17th c.]
    Did you notice the flowers in her yard?
    • 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”, in 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, […].
  3. (obsolete, transitive) To lavish attention upon; to treat (someone) favourably. [17th–19th c.]
    • 1815 December (indicated as 1816), [Jane Austen], chapter 3, in Emma: [], volume I, London: [] [Charles Roworth and James Moyes] for John Murray, →OCLC:
      She would notice her; she would improve her; she would detach her from her bad acquaintance, and introduce her into good society; she would form her opinions and her manners.
  4. (intransitive) To be noticeable; to show. [from 20th c.]
    • 1954, Barbara Comyns, Who Was Changed And Who Was Dead, Dorothy, published 2010, page 9:
      The blackness didn't notice so much when she was born; but it's unmistakeable now.

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Etymology Edit

Borrowed from Latin nōtitia.

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notice f (plural notices)

  1. instruction
    Avez-vous lu la notice avant de monter le meuble?
    Did you read the instructions before building the item [of furniture]?

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