Alternative forms Edit
- not. (abbreviation)
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈnəʊtɪs/
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈnoʊtɪs/, [ˈnoʊɾɪs]
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- Rhymes: (Received Pronunciation) -əʊtɪs, (General American) -oʊtɪs
- Hyphenation: no‧tice
- (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.
- (countable) A written or printed announcement.
- Shall we post a notice about the new policy?
- I always read the death notices in the paper.
- (countable) A formal notification or warning.
- The sidewalk adjacent to the damaged bridge stonework shall be closed until further notice.
- (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.
- (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.
- (uncountable) Prior notification.
- I don't mind if you want to change the venue; just give me some notice first, OK?
- c. 1603–1606, William Shakespeare, “The Tragedie of King Lear”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies […] (First Folio), London: […] Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, →OCLC, [Act II, scene i]:
- I have been with your father and given him notice that the Duke of Cornwall and Regan his duchess will be here with him this night.
- (dated) Attention; respectful treatment; civility.
Derived terms Edit
Terms derived from notice [noun]
- at a moment's notice
- burn notice
- constructive notice
- first notice day
- fixed penalty notice
- give notice
- give one's notice
- judicial notice
- legal notice
- notice and comment
- notice board
- notice period
- on notice
- on short notice
- penal notice
- polite notice
- private notice question
- reading notice
- red notice
- serve notice
- short notice
- sit up and take notice
- take no notice of
- take notice
- until further notice
act of observing
written or printed announcement
formal notification or warning
notification of termination of employment
published critical review
- (transitive, now rare) To remark upon; to mention. [from 17th c.]
- 1791 (date written), Mary Wollstonecraft, A Vindication of the Rights of Woman: With Strictures on Political and Moral Subjects, 1st American edition, Boston, Mass.: […] Peter Edes for Thomas and Andrews, […], published 1792, →OCLC:
- Numberless are the arguments […] that men have used morally and physically, to degrade the sex. I must notice a few.
- (transitive) To become aware of; to observe. [from 17th c.]
- Did you notice the flowers in her yard?
- 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, […].
- (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.
- (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.
to become aware of
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notice f (plural notices)
- Avez-vous lu la notice avant de monter le meuble?
- Did you read the instructions before building the item [of furniture]?