What does notch mean?

Definitions for notch
nɒtʃnotch

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. notchnoun

    a V-shaped indentation

    "mandibular notch"

  2. pass, mountain pass, notchnoun

    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. notchnoun

    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, snickverb

    a small cut

  5. notchverb

    cut or make a notch into

    "notch the rope"

  6. notchverb

    notch a surface to record something

Wiktionary

  1. notchnoun

    A V-shaped cut.

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

  2. notchnoun

    Such a cut, used for keeping a record

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

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

  3. notchnoun

    An indentation.

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

  4. notchnoun

    A mountain pass; a defile

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

  5. notchnoun

    A level or degree.

    This car is a notch better than the other.

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

  6. notchverb

    To cut a notch in (something).

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

  7. notchverb

    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.

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

  8. notchverb

    To join by means of notches.

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

  9. notchverb

    To achieve (something).

    The team notched a pair of shutout wins on Sunday.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Notchnoun

    a hollow cut in anything; a nick; an indentation

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

  2. Notchnoun

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

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

  3. Notchverb

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

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

  4. Notchverb

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

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

Freebase

  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.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. notch

    The gaffle of a cross-bow.

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Numerology

  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

Examples of notch in a Sentence

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Jason Bateman:

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

  4. Volvo Chief Executive Hakan Samuelsson:

    On a component level, I see considerable cost savings. Most important is the development side. The engineers will get the resources to take the next step to develop top-notch hybrid engines.

  5. Quentin Crisp:

    Father Time is not always a hard parent, and, though he tarries for none of his children, often lays his hand lightly upon those who have used him well making them old men and women inexorably enough, but leaving their hearts and spirits young and in full vigour. With such people the grey head is but the impression of the old fellow's hand in giving them his blessing, and every wrinkle but a notch in the quiet calendar of a well-spent life.

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  • 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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