Definitions for NOTEnoʊt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

notenoʊt(n.; v.)not•ed, not•ing.

  1. (n.)a brief written record of something to assist the memory or for future reference.

  2. a short, informal letter:

    a thank-you note.

  3. notes, a written record or outline of something heard, read, experienced, etc., or of one's impressions.

  4. an explanatory or critical comment appended to a passage of text.

  5. a brief written or printed statement giving particulars or information.

  6. a formal diplomatic or official communication in writing.

  7. eminence, distinction, or importance:

    a person of note.

  8. notice, observation, or heed:

    to take note of a sign.

  9. an underlying expression of a quality, emotion, etc.; hint:

    a note of whimsy in an essay.

  10. a distinctive quality, mood, etc.:

    The speech began on a serious note.

  11. a quality or tone, as of voice, signaling or intimating some emotion, attitude, etc.:

    a note of warning.

  12. Music. a sign or character used to represent a tone, its position and form indicating the pitch and duration of the tone. a key, as of a piano.

    Category: Music and Dance

  13. a sound of musical quality, as one uttered by a bird.

  14. Category: Business

    Ref: promissory note.

  15. a certificate, as of a government or a bank, accepted as money.

    Category: Business

  16. Archaic.a melody or song.

    Category: Music and Dance

  17. (v.t.)to write or mark down briefly; make a memorandum, record, or note of.

  18. to make particular mention of:

    She noted their efforts in her report.

  19. to annotate.

  20. to observe carefully; give attention or heed to.

  21. to take notice of; perceive.

  22. to indicate or designate; signify; denote.

Origin of note:

1175–1225; (n.) ME (< OF) < L nota mark, sign, lettering; (v.) ME noten < OF noter to mark < L notāre to mark, indicate, note


Princeton's WordNet

  1. note(noun)

    a brief written record

    "he made a note of the appointment"

  2. note, short letter, line, billet(noun)

    a short personal letter

    "drop me a line when you get there"

  3. note, musical note, tone(noun)

    a notation representing the pitch and duration of a musical sound

    "the singer held the note too long"

  4. note(noun)

    a tone of voice that shows what the speaker is feeling

    "there was a note of uncertainty in his voice"

  5. note(noun)

    a characteristic emotional quality

    "it ended on a sour note"; "there was a note of gaiety in her manner"; "he detected a note of sarcasm"

  6. bill, note, government note, bank bill, banker's bill, bank note, banknote, Federal Reserve note, greenback(noun)

    a piece of paper money (especially one issued by a central bank)

    "he peeled off five one-thousand-zloty notes"

  7. note, annotation, notation(noun)

    a comment or instruction (usually added)

    "his notes were appended at the end of the article"; "he added a short notation to the address on the envelope"

  8. eminence, distinction, preeminence, note(noun)

    high status importance owing to marked superiority

    "a scholar of great eminence"

  9. note, promissory note, note of hand(verb)

    a promise to pay a specified amount on demand or at a certain time

    "I had to co-sign his note at the bank"

  10. note, observe, mention, remark(verb)

    make mention of

    "She observed that his presentation took up too much time"; "They noted that it was a fine day to go sailing"

  11. notice, mark, note(verb)

    notice or perceive

    "She noted that someone was following her"; "mark my words"

  12. note, take note, observe(verb)

    observe with care or pay close attention to

    "Take note of this chemical reaction"

  13. note, take down(verb)

    make a written note of

    "she noted everything the teacher said that morning"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. note(noun)ʊt

    a short written message or letter

    My mom wrote the teacher a note.; I left a note explaining what had happened.

  2. noteʊt

    words you write down to help you remember sth

    the reporter's notes; students taking notes in their notebooks

  3. noteʊt

    a single musical sound, or the sign that represents it

    the first notes of the song

  4. noteʊt

    a feeling expressed or felt at a particular time

    The morning ended on a happy note.; a note of annoyance in his voice

  5. noteʊt

    well-known or important

    women of note; a star who has done nothing of note recently

  6. noteʊt

    to notice or listen to

    Employers should take note of their employees suggestions.

  7. note(verb)ʊt

    to notice

    He noted that several of the men had no shoes.

  8. noteʊt

    to write sth down so that you remember

    He noted down the changes as they were announced.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Note(verb)

    to butt; to push with the horns

  2. Note

    know not; knows not

  3. Note(noun)


  4. Note(noun)

    need; needful business

  5. Note(noun)

    a mark or token by which a thing may be known; a visible sign; a character; a distinctive mark or feature; a characteristic quality

  6. Note(noun)

    a mark, or sign, made to call attention, to point out something to notice, or the like; a sign, or token, proving or giving evidence

  7. Note(noun)

    a brief remark; a marginal comment or explanation; hence, an annotation on a text or author; a comment; a critical, explanatory, or illustrative observation

  8. Note(noun)

    a brief writing intended to assist the memory; a memorandum; a minute

  9. Note(noun)

    hence, a writing intended to be used in speaking; memoranda to assist a speaker, being either a synopsis, or the full text of what is to be said; as, to preach from notes; also, a reporter's memoranda; the original report of a speech or of proceedings

  10. Note(noun)

    a short informal letter; a billet

  11. Note(noun)

    a diplomatic missive or written communication

  12. Note(noun)

    a written or printed paper acknowledging a debt, and promising payment; as, a promissory note; a note of hand; a negotiable note

  13. Note(noun)

    a list of items or of charges; an account

  14. Note(noun)

    a character, variously formed, to indicate the length of a tone, and variously placed upon the staff to indicate its pitch. Hence:

  15. Note(noun)

    a musical sound; a tone; an utterance; a tune

  16. Note(noun)

    a key of the piano or organ

  17. Note(noun)

    observation; notice; heed

  18. Note(noun)

    notification; information; intelligence

  19. Note(noun)

    state of being under observation

  20. Note(noun)

    reputation; distinction; as, a poet of note

  21. Note(noun)

    stigma; brand; reproach

  22. Note(noun)

    to notice with care; to observe; to remark; to heed; to attend to

  23. Note(noun)

    to record in writing; to make a memorandum of

  24. Note(noun)

    to charge, as with crime (with of or for before the thing charged); to brand

  25. Note(noun)

    to denote; to designate

  26. Note(noun)

    to annotate

  27. Note(noun)

    to set down in musical characters


  1. Note

    In music, the term note has two primary meanings: ⁕A sign used in musical notation to represent the relative duration and pitch of a sound; ⁕A pitched sound itself. Notes are the "atoms" of much Western music: discretizations of musical phenomena that facilitate performance, comprehension, and analysis. The term note can be used in both generic and specific senses: one might say either "the piece 'Happy Birthday to You' begins with two notes having the same pitch," or "the piece begins with two repetitions of the same note." In the former case, one uses note to refer to a specific musical event; in the latter, one uses the term to refer to a class of events sharing the same pitch.

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. NOTE

    (PROMISSORY) "The substance of things long hoped for, the evidence of things not seen."

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'NOTE' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1822

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'NOTE' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1335

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'NOTE' in Nouns Frequency: #378

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'NOTE' in Verbs Frequency: #177

Anagrams of NOTE

  1. Eton

Translations for NOTE

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a piece of writing to call attention to something

He left me a note about the meeting.

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