American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The act of noting or observing; perception or attention: That detail escaped my notice.
- n. Respectful attention or consideration: grateful for the teacher's notice.
- n. A written or printed announcement: a notice of sale.
- n. A formal announcement, notification, or warning, especially an announcement of one's intention to withdraw from an agreement or leave a job: gave my employer two weeks' notice; raised the price without notice.
- n. The condition of being formally warned or notified: put us on notice for chronic lateness.
- n. A printed critical review, as of a play or book.
- v. To take notice of; observe: noticed a figure in the doorway. See Synonyms at see1.
- v. To perceive with the mind; detect: noticed several discrepancies.
- v. To comment on; mention.
- v. To treat with courteous attention.
- v. To give or file a notice of: noticed the court case for next Tuesday.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of observing, noting, or remarking; observation.
- n. Heed; regard; cognizance; note: as, to take notice.
- n. Intimation; information; intelligence; announcement; warning; intimation beforehand: as, to bombard a town without notice.
- n. Instruction; direction; order.
- n. Any statement, note, or writing conveying information or warning: as, a notice warning off trespassers; an obituary notice. Specifically, a verbal or written announcement to a certain person (or persons) that something is required of him, or that something is to be done which concerns him.
- n. In law: Information; knowledge of facts: more specifically designated actual notice. Such circumstances as ought to excite the attention of a person of ordinary prudence, and lead him to make further inquiry which would disclose the fact: more specifically designated constructive notice. Actual notice may be inferred from circumstances, as where proof of due mailing of a letter justifies the inference that he to whom it was addressed became cognizant of its contents; but he may disprove the fact, and thus destroy the inference.
- n. Information communicated by one party in interest to another, as where a contract provides that it may be terminated by either party on notice: more specifically designated express notice.
- n. A written communication formally declaring a fact or an intention, as where notice is required in legal proceedings; a notification.
- n. Written remarks or comments; especially, a short literary announcement or critical review.
- n. Specifically, to warn an employer that one is about to leave his or her service.
- n. Synonyms Attention, observation, remark.
- n. Notification, advices.
- To take notice of; perceive; become aware of; observe; take cognizance of: as, to pass a thing without noticing it.
- To refer to, consider, or remark upon; mention or make observation on; note.
- To treat with attention and civilities.
- To give notice to; serve a notice or intimation upon; notify.
- Synonyms and Perceive, Observe, etc. (see see), mark, note, remark.
- n. uncountable The act of observing; perception.
- n. countable A written or printed announcement.
- n. countable A formal notification or warning.
- n. Advance notification of termination of employment, given by an employer to an employee or vice versa.
- n. countable A published critical review of a play or the like.
- n. uncountable Prior notification.
- v. transitive To observe or take notice of.
- v. transitive To detect; to perceive with the mind.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The act of noting, remarking, or observing; observation by the senses or intellect; cognizance; note.
- n. Intelligence, by whatever means communicated; knowledge given or received; means of knowledge; express notification; announcement; warning.
- n. An announcement, often accompanied by comments or remarks
- n. A writing communicating information or warning.
- n. Attention; respectful treatment; civility.
- v. To observe; to see; to mark; to take note of; to heed; to pay attention to.
- v. To show that one has observed; to take public note of; remark upon; to make comments on; to refer to.
- v. To treat with attention and civility.
- n. advance notification (usually written) of the intention to withdraw from an arrangement of contract
- n. a request for payment
- v. express recognition of the presence or existence of, or acquaintance with
- n. an announcement containing information about an event
- n. a short critical review
- v. discover or determine the existence, presence, or fact of
- n. a sign posted in a public place as an advertisement
- v. notice or perceive
- n. polite or favorable attention
- v. make or write a comment on
- n. the act of noticing or paying attention
- From Latin notitia. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, knowledge, from Old French, from Latin nōtitia, from nōtus, known, past participle of nōscere, to get to know; see gnō- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“At the end of thirty days from the sending of the second notice, _a third notice_ shall be sent notifying such members that unless dues are paid within ten days from receipt of this notice, their names will be dropped from the rolls for non-payment of dues.”
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“Of course, this notice is a laughable formality that follows procedure while entirely losing sight of the substance of the notice, as those who refuse to sign the notice are threatened, cajoled and attacked into submission by the guns of private war contractors.”
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“Such adverse events could happen on a short term notice and are not possible to foresee.”
“What kind of notice is an employer required to give?”
“I think you are correct that this notice is to inquire if the foreign beneficiary is still alive.”
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