from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.
  • transitive v. To take notice of; observe: noticed a figure in the doorway. See Synonyms at see1.
  • transitive v. To perceive with the mind; detect: noticed several discrepancies.
  • transitive v. To comment on; mention.
  • transitive v. To treat with courteous attention.
  • transitive v. To give or file a notice of: noticed the court case for next Tuesday.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The act of observing; perception.
  • n. A written or printed announcement.
  • n. A formal notification or warning.
  • n. Advance notification of termination of employment, given by an employer to an employee or vice versa.
  • n. A published critical review of a play or the like.
  • n. Prior notification.
  • v. To observe or take notice of.
  • v. To detect; to perceive with the mind.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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.
  • transitive v. To observe; to see; to mark; to take note of; to heed; to pay attention to.
  • transitive v. To show that one has observed; to take public note of; remark upon; to make comments on; to refer to.
  • transitive v. To treat with attention and civility.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • 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. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • 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 The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Latin notitia.



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