Definitions for noticeˈnoʊ tɪs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

no•tice*ˈnoʊ tɪs(n.; v.)-ticed, -tic•ing.

  1. (n.)information, warning, or announcement of something impending; notification:

    to give notice of one's intentions.

  2. a written or printed statement conveying such information or warning:

    to post a notice.

  3. a notification by one of the parties to an agreement, as for employment, that the agreement will terminate on a specified date:

    She gave her employer two-weeks' notice.

    Category: Business

  4. observation, attention, or heed; note:

    to take notice of one's surroundings.

  5. interested or favorable attention:

    singled out for notice.

  6. a brief written review or critique of a book, play, etc.

  7. (v.t.)to become aware of or pay attention to; take notice of; observe.

  8. to mention or refer to; point out.

  9. to acknowledge acquaintance with.

  10. to give notice to; serve with a notice.

    to notice a newspaper ad; to notice someone's absence; to notice one's lack of enthusiasm.

* Syn: notice , perceive , discern imply becoming aware of something through the senses or the intellect. notice means to pay attention to something one sees, hears, or senses:perceive is a more formal word meaning to detect by means of the senses; with reference to the mind, it implies realization, understanding, and insight: to perceive the sound of hoofbeats; to perceive the significance of an event.discern means to detect something that is obscure or concealed; it implies keen senses or insight: to discern the outlines of a distant ship; to discern the truth.

Origin of notice:

1400–50; < MF < L nōtitia acquaintance, knowledge, der. of nōt(us) known (see notify )


Princeton's WordNet

  1. notice(noun)

    an announcement containing information about an event

    "you didn't give me enough notice"; "an obituary notice"; "a notice of sale

  2. notice, observation, observance(noun)

    the act of noticing or paying attention

    "he escaped the notice of the police"

  3. notification, notice(noun)

    a request for payment

    "the notification stated the grace period and the penalties for defaulting"

  4. notice(noun)

    advance notification (usually written) of the intention to withdraw from an arrangement of contract

    "we received a notice to vacate the premises"; "he gave notice two months before he moved"

  5. poster, posting, placard, notice, bill, card(noun)

    a sign posted in a public place as an advertisement

    "a poster advertised the coming attractions"

  6. notice(noun)

    polite or favorable attention

    "his hard work soon attracted the teacher's notice"

  7. notice(verb)

    a short critical review

    "the play received good notices"

  8. detect, observe, find, discover, notice(verb)

    discover or determine the existence, presence, or fact of

    "She detected high levels of lead in her drinking water"; "We found traces of lead in the paint"

  9. notice, mark, note(verb)

    notice or perceive

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

  10. comment, notice, remark, point out(verb)

    make or write a comment on

    "he commented the paper of his colleague"

  11. notice, acknowledge(verb)

    express recognition of the presence or existence of, or acquaintance with

    "He never acknowledges his colleagues when they run into him in the hallway"; "She acknowledged his complement with a smile"; "it is important to acknowledge the work of others in one's own writing"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. notice(verb)ˈnoʊ tɪs

    to see or become aware of

    He noticed a young woman in the corner.; "Was she with someone?" "I didn't notice."; I noticed that you don't have your bag.

  2. notice(noun)ˈnoʊ tɪs

    a sign or official document giving information or a warning

    The notice read, "No Hunting."; They posted a notice on their website.; a notice of default from the bank

  3. noticeˈnoʊ tɪs

    information explaining or warning that sth will happen

    He gave a month's notice before leaving his job.

  4. noticeˈnoʊ tɪs

    until more information is given

    Closed until further notice.

  5. noticeˈnoʊ tɪs

    to pay attention

    She took no notice of her little brother.


  1. notice(Noun)

    The act of observing; perception.

    He took no notice of the changes, and went on as though nothing had happened.

  2. notice(Noun)

    A written or printed announcement.

  3. notice(Noun)

    A formal notification or warning.

  4. notice(Noun)

    Advance notification of termination of employment, given by an employer to an employee or vice versa.

  5. notice(Noun)

    A published critical review of a play or the like.

  6. notice(Noun)

    Prior notification.

    I don't mind if you want to change the venue, just give me some notice first, OK?

  7. notice(Verb)

    To observe or take notice of.

    Did you notice the flowers in her yard?

  8. notice(Verb)

    To detect; to perceive with the mind.

    I noticed that the dog hadn't barked the night of the murder.

  9. Origin: From notitia.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Notice(noun)

    the act of noting, remarking, or observing; observation by the senses or intellect; cognizance; note

  2. Notice(noun)

    intelligence, by whatever means communicated; knowledge given or received; means of knowledge; express notification; announcement; warning

  3. Notice(noun)

    an announcement, often accompanied by comments or remarks; as, book notices; theatrical notices

  4. Notice(noun)

    a writing communicating information or warning

  5. Notice(noun)

    attention; respectful treatment; civility

  6. Notice(verb)

    to observe; to see to mark; to take note of; to heed; to pay attention to

  7. Notice(verb)

    to show that one has observed; to take public note of; remark upon; to make comments on; to refer to; as, to notice a book

  8. Notice(verb)

    to treat with attention and civility; as, to notice strangers


  1. Notice

    Notice is the legal concept in which a party is made aware of a legal process affecting their rights, obligations or duties. There are several types of notice: public notice, actual notice, constructive notice, and implied notice.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'notice' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1881

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'notice' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1478

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'notice' in Nouns Frequency: #759

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'notice' in Verbs Frequency: #238

Translations for notice

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a written or printed statement to announce something publicly

He stuck a notice on the door, saying that he had gone home; They put a notice in the paper announcing the birth of their daughter.

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