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  1. Notions

    Notions make up a highly specialised form of slang used by pupils at Winchester College. An individual slang word or expression is known as a notion. The number of notions officially in use declines each year, with around 200 notions currently included in the official Notions book sent to New Men. Some of the same words are used at other schools, in particular Eton and Charterhouse, though there they are not referred to as "notions". A Wykehamist may however speak of "an Eton notion" or "an Oxford notion" in describing the vocabulary or traditions of another institution. Notion also has a broader definition as "a manner or tradition peculiar to Winchester College". Hence the activity Morning Hills, when the whole school gets up early in the morning to meet on the top of St. Catherine's Hill, a nearby hill belonging to the college, can also be referred to as a notion. A personal notion is a personal right or privilege. For example, it is a "notion" of the Prefect of Hall to be carried into class in bed. An academic notion is one with no significance except as a question to be asked at notions examinā. A bad notion is a solecism: either a non-notional mode of speech or action where a notion is expected, or an attempt at a notion that misfires. A purported notion not accepted as historically authentic may be described as spurious.

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  1. notions

    An American sea-term for a cargo in sorts; thus a notion-vessel on the west coast of America is a perfect bazaar; but one, which sold a mixture--logwood, bad claret, and sugar--to the priests for sacrament wine had to run for it.

Etymology and Origins

  1. Notions

    An Americanism for small wares or trifles in regard to dress.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of notions in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of notions in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of notions in a Sentence

  1. Marla Maples:

    I always look forward to introducing him to my friends, especially the ones with preconceived notions, because they meet a man with natural charm and no facade. In person, my father is so friendly, so considerate, so funny, and so real. My friends walk away with a glimpse of all that he is and all that he means to me -- of the strong, protective, kind, endearing man I am so proud to call my father.

  2. Henri St. Germaine:

    I'm the guy you probably hate. Born in the States, educated in the UK and now living in Europe. Oh did I mention I'm self employed and travel a lot? And, no I'm not shallow or pretentious, those are just your own preconceived notions about me.

  3. Aldous Huxley:

    The vast majority of human beings dislike and even dread all notions with which they are not familiar. Hence it comes about that at their first appearance innovators have always been devided as fools and madmen.

  4. Marcus Aurelius Antoninus:

    The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts, therefore guard accordingly; and take care that you entertain no notions unsuitable to virtue, and reasonable nature.

  5. Lori Lightfoot:

    This is a call to action moment for all of us, when we talk about equity and inclusion, they are not just nice notions. They are an imperative that we must embrace as a city.

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