Definitions for Notchnɒtʃ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. an angular orV-shaped cut or indentation.

  2. a nick made in an object for keeping a record.

  3. a narrow pass between mountains; gap.

  4. a step; degree:

    a notch above the average.

  5. (v.t.)to make a notch in.

  6. to record by notches.

  7. to score:

    He notched up another win.

Origin of notch:

1570–80; prob. by misdivision of an*otch < OF oche, n. der. of ochier (F hocher ) to cut a notch

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

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. notch(noun)ɒtʃ

    one level in an unofficial scale of measurement

    Sales went up another few notches last month.

  2. notchɒtʃ

    to make sth go to a higher level

    The team turned the intensity up a notch last night.

  3. notchɒtʃ

    a mark cut into sth, especially to count

    notches on the tree trunk


  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


  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.

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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a small V-shaped cut

He cut a notch in his stick.

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