What does Notch mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. notch(noun)

    a V-shaped indentation

    "mandibular notch"

  2. pass, mountain pass, notch(noun)

    the location in a range of mountains of a geological formation that is lower than the surrounding peaks

    "we got through the pass before it started to snow"

  3. notch(noun)

    a V-shaped or U-shaped indentation carved or scratched into a surface

    "there were four notches in the handle of his revolver"

  4. notch, nick, snick(verb)

    a small cut

  5. notch(verb)

    cut or make a notch into

    "notch the rope"

  6. notch(verb)

    notch a surface to record something


  1. notch(Noun)

    A V-shaped cut.

  2. notch(Noun)

    Such a cut, used for keeping a record

    The notches in that tribe's warrior axe handles stand for killed enemies.

  3. notch(Noun)

    An indentation.

  4. notch(Noun)

    A mountain pass; a defile

  5. notch(Noun)

    A level or degree.

    This car is a notch better than the other.

  6. notch(Verb)

    To cut a notch in (something).

  7. notch(Verb)

    To record (a score or similar) by making notches on something.

    The tribe's hunters notch their kills by notches on each's axe's handle.

  8. notch(Verb)

    To join by means of notches.

  9. notch(Verb)

    To achieve (something).

    The team notched a pair of shutout wins on Sunday.

  10. Origin: Recorded since 1577, probably a of an + otch, which noun stems from oche, itself from the verb ochier, of unknown origin

Webster Dictionary

  1. Notch(noun)

    a hollow cut in anything; a nick; an indentation

  2. Notch(noun)

    a narrow passage between two elevation; a deep, close pass; a defile; as, the notch of a mountain

  3. Notch(verb)

    to cut or make notches in ; to indent; also, to score by notches; as, to notch a stick

  4. Notch(verb)

    to fit the notch of (an arrow) to the string

  5. Origin: [Akin to nock; cf. OD. nock, OSw. nocka. Cf. Nick a notch.]


  1. Notch

    Norman Howell, better known as Notch is a R&B, reggae, dancehall and reggaeton artist. He was the former lead vocalist and one of the creative force behind the hip hop-reggae act, Born Jamericans. He has been featured on hit albums such as Mas Flow 2, Mas Flow 2.5, Chosen Few II: El Documental, Barrio Fino, and The Cosmic Game. His first solo album, Raised by the People, was released in May 2007.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Notch

    noch, n. a nick cut in anything: an indentation, incision, incisure: a narrow pass in a rock, or between two mountains.—v.t. to cut a hollow into.—n. Notch′-board, the board which receives the ends of the steps of a staircase—also Bridge-board.—adjs. Notch′-eared, having emarginate ears, as the notch-eared bat; Notched, nicked.—n. Notch′ing, a method of joining framing-timbers, by halving, scarfing, or caulking. [From a Teut. root, as in Old Dut. nock. Cf. Nick, a notch.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Notch in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Notch in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Jason Bateman:

    From here, we're going to take it up a notch and go for frozen yogurt.

  2. Alexander Chia:

    This is a positive surprise. The market has built in the expectation of at least a one-notch cut, so it will price in the positive news.

  3. Stacey Mickles:

    Kids in the U.S. have the opportunity to get top notch educations through athletics scholarships, plus, sports help build self-esteem, so schools encourage athletic participation.

  4. Jeb Bush:

    I'm proud that George and [Jeb, Jr.] are actively involved in the campaign, and my advice is have fun, do it with joy in your heart. Don't get too wonky, use the kind of humor that he's got to take me down a notch or two.

  5. Andy Steinfeld:

    The kid was top-notch and everybody loved him, i know the kids that played with him on the high school team and the team that I coached are devastated, and they are trying to find some answers on why something like this happens to a young kid. It's tragic.

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From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • oscar, oscaCatalan, Valencian
  • zářez, vrubCzech
  • anschreiben, Niveau, einkerben, Einrückung, Pass, Bergpass, Klasse, Kerbe, Einkerbung, Senke, ankerbenGerman
  • escotadura, muesca, categoría, entalladura, entallar, talladura, ranura, nivel, tarja, mellar, tarjar, pasoSpanish
  • saavuttaa, kaivertaa, sola, aste, lovi, kolo, loveta, kirjata, salvoa, luokkaFinnish
  • entaille, encoche, cranFrench
  • scórIrish
  • rovátka, rovás, fokozat, bevágás, hegyszoros, jelölés, szurdok, fokHungarian
  • խազ, քարթArmenian
  • tacca, incavo, golaItalian
  • ノッチJapanese
  • kakari, whakakānewha, tōkari, whakakarikari, kāniwhaMāori
  • keep, trede, bergengte, bergpas, inkepen, kepen, bereiken, inkerving, kerf, kerven, graad, inlaten, behalen, boekenDutch
  • garganta, entalho, entalhar, desfiladeiro, chanfrar, nível, chanfro, indentação, passoPortuguese
  • зару́бка, паз, вы́рез, засе́чка, перева́л, у́ровень, вы́емка, пропил, ме́тка, о́тступ, абза́ц, вмя́тина, сте́пеньRussian

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