What does NOTE mean?

Definitions for NOTEnoʊt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word 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"

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

  28. Origin: [F. noter, L. notare, fr. nota. See Note, n.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Note

    nōt, n. that by which a person or thing is known: a mark or sign calling attention: a brief explanation: a short remark: a brief report, a catalogue, a bill: a memorandum: a short letter: a diplomatic paper: a small size of paper used for writing: (mus.) a mark representing a sound, also the sound itself, air, tune, tone, also a digital or key of the keyboard: a paper acknowledging a debt and promising payment, as a bank-note, a note of hand: notice, heed, observation: reputation: fame.—v.t. to make a note of: to notice: to attend to: to record in writing: to furnish with notes.—n. Note′-book, a book in which notes or memoranda are written: a bill-book.—adj. Not′ed, marked: well known: celebrated: eminent: notorious.—adv. Not′edly.—n. Not′edness.—adj. Note′less, not attracting notice.—ns. Note′-pā′per, folded writing-paper for letters (commercial, 5 × 8 in.; octavo, 4½ × 7; billet, 4 × 6; queen, 3½ × 5⅜; packet, 5½ × 9; Bath, 7 × 8); Not′er, one who notes or observes: one who makes notes, an annotator; Note′-shav′er (U.S.), a money-lender.—adj. Note′worthy, worthy of note or of notice.—Note a bill, to record on the back of it a refusal of acceptance, as a ground of protest. [Fr.,—L. nota, noscĕre, notum, to know.]

  2. Note

    nōt (Spens.), wot or knew not (a contr. of ne wot): could not (a contr. of ne mote).

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. NOTE

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

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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


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of NOTE in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of NOTE in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Kerry Scarpinito:

    I didn’t even need to provide a doctor's note.

  2. D. B. Cooper:

    Miss, you'd better look at that note. I have a bomb.

  3. Marshall Allen:

    We like to note that history definitely repeats itself.

  4. Doug Floyd:

    You don't get harmony when everybody sings the same note.

  5. Lufthansa CEO Carsten Spohr:

    There was no particular thing to note or to watch out for.

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Translations for NOTE

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • مذكرةArabic
  • nóta, zápisek, poznámka, zprávička, zápis, zaznamenat, všimnout si, poznamenatCzech
  • nodeDanish
  • Ton, Notiz, NoteGerman
  • ένδειξη, πλήκτρο, νότα, υποσχετική επιστολή, σημείωμα, φήμη, σημείωση, διάκριση, παρατήρηση, σήμα, διακοίνωση, σχολιάζω, υποδηλώνω, επισημαίνω, καταγράφω, σημειώνω, υπομνηματίζω, επισημειώνω, παρατηρώ, σημαίνωGreek
  • notoEsperanto
  • nota, denotar, tener en cuenta, anotar, notarSpanish
  • märkus, noteerima, märkamaEstonian
  • نتPersian
  • muistutus, maine, muistiinpano, huomio, sävel, merkki, nootti, nuotti, viesti, velkakirja, muistilappu, havainto, kommentaari, kosketin, valita, panna merkille, osoittaa, tarkoittaa, kirjoittaa ylös, noteerata, huomauttaa, merkitä, merkitä muistiin, nuotittaa, huomata, kommentoida, nimittää, määrittääFinnish
  • note, prendre, remarquer, noterFrench
  • nota, notScottish Gaelic
  • שם לב, רשם, לקח לתשומת לבHebrew
  • jegyzetHungarian
  • nota, memoriaItalian
  • ノート, メモ, 音符Japanese
  • 기록Korean
  • تێبیبیKurdish
  • nota, videoLatin
  • nots, piezīme, zīmīte, pierakstītLatvian
  • orotangiMāori
  • прибелешка, забелешка, нота, белешка, бележи, нотира, означува, прибележува, забележуваMacedonian
  • കുറിപ്പ്Malayalam
  • noot, briefje, toon, notitie, aantekening, faam, opschrijven, aantekenen, opmerken, noteren, aanduiden, constaterenDutch
  • nuta, notka, wzmianka, notatkaPolish
  • nota, bilhete, aviso, anotar, notar, perceber, denotarPortuguese
  • notiță, adnotare, notă, marcaj, notă de informare, semn, notă informațională, comentariu, adnota, însemna pe margineRomanian
  • заметка, пометка, нота, знак, записка, клавиша, примечаниеRussian
  • bilješka, ton, nota, zabilješka, zabeleška, opaska, značaj, забиљешка, забелешка, napomena, ugled, zapažanje, ceduljaSerbo-Croatian
  • nota, opazka, opomba, opaziti, zapisatiSlovene
  • not, anteckningSwedish
  • స్వరముTelugu
  • notaTagalog

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