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Meaning of note by Wiktionary Dictionary

note


    Pronunciation

    • ( UK ) IPA: /nəʊ̯t/, X-SAMPA: /n@Ut/
    • ( US ) IPA: /noʊ̯t/, X-SAMPA: /noUt/
    • ( GenAm ) Template:/noʊ̯ʔ/
    • Rhymes: -əʊt

    Etymology 1

    From Middle English note, noote ( “use, usefulness, profit” ), from Old English notu ( “use, enjoyment, advantage, profit, utility” ), from Proto-Germanic *nutō ( “enjoyment, utilisation” ), from Proto-Indo-European *newd- ( “to acquire, make use of” ). Cognate with West Frisian not ( “yield, produce, crop” ), Dutch genot ( “enjoyment, pleasure” ), Dutch nut ( “usefulness, utility, behoof” ), German Nutzen ( “benefit, usefulness, utility” ), Icelandic not ( “use”, noun ). Related also to Old English notian ( “to enjoy, make use of, employ” ), Old English nēotan ( “to use, enjoy” ), Old High German niozan ( “to use, enjoy” ), Modern German benutzen ( “to use” ) .

    Noun

    note ( usually uncountable; plural: notes )

    1. ( UK dialectal, Northern England, Scotland ) Use; employment.
    2. Utility; profit; advantage; foredeal; benefit; pains.
    3. Affair, matter, concern.
    4. Business; undertaking; task, duty; purpose.
    Derived terms

    Etymology 2

    From Middle English noten, notien, from Old English notian ( “to make use of, use, employ, enjoy” ), from Proto-Germanic *nutōnan ( “to make use of” ), from Proto-Indo-European *neud- ( “to acquire, make use of” ) .

    Verb

    note ( third-person singular simple present notes present participle noting, simple past and past participle noted )

    1. ( transitive, UK dialectal, Northern England, Scotland ) To use; make use of; employ.
    2. ( transitive, UK dialectal, Northern England, Scotland ) To use for food; eat.
    Derived terms

    See also

    • note in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
    • note, A Dictionary of Archaic and Provincial Words, Volume 2, Halliwell, 1860 .

    Etymology 3

    From Middle English note, from Old English not, nōt ( “note, mark, sign” ) and Old French note ( “letter, note” ), both from Latin nota ( “mark, sign, remark, note” ) .

    Noun

    note ( plural: notes )

    1. A mark or token by which a thing may be known; a visible sign; a character; a distinctive mark or feature; a characteristic quality .
    2. 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 .
    3. A brief remark; a marginal comment or explanation; hence, an annotation on a text or author; a comment; a critical, explanatory, or illustrative observation .
    4. A brief piece of writing intended to assist the memory; a memorandum; a minute .
      I left him a note to remind him to take out the trash .
    5. A short informal letter; a billet .
    6. A diplomatic missive or written communication .
    7. ( finance ) A written or printed paper acknowledging a debt, and promising payment; as, a promissory note; a note of hand; a negotiable note .
    8. A piece of paper money; a banknote .
      I didn't have any coins to pay with, so I used a note .
    9. A small size of paper used for writing letters or notes .
    10. ( music ) A character, variously formed, to indicate the length of a tone, and variously placed upon the staff to indicate its pitch .
    11. ( music ) A musical sound; a tone; an utterance; a tune .
    12. ( music ) A key of the piano or organ .
    13. Observation; notice; heed .
    14. Reputation; distinction; as, a poet of note .
    Derived terms

    Verb

    note ( third-person singular simple present notes present participle noting, simple past and past participle noted )

    1. ( transitive ) To notice with care; to observe; to remark; to heed
      If you look to the left, you can note the old cathedral
    2. ( transitive ) To record in writing; to make a memorandum of .
      We noted his speech .
    3. ( transitive ) To denote; to designate
    4. ( transitive ) To annotate
    5. ( transitive ) To set down in musical characters .
    Derived terms

    Etymology 4

    Inflected and variant forms .

    動詞型

    note

    1. ( obsolete ) Contraction of ne mote ( “may not” ).

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    External links

    • note in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
    • note in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911

    Anagrams



Explanation of note by Wordnet Dictionary

note


    Verb
    1. make mention of

    2. They noted that it was a fine day to go sailing
    3. make a written note of

    4. she noted everything the teacher said that morning
    5. notice or perceive

    6. She noted that someone was following her
    7. observe with care or pay close attention to

    8. Take note of this chemical reaction
    Noun
    1. a characteristic emotional quality

    2. it ended on a sour note
      there was a note of gaiety in her manner
      he detected a note of sarcasm
    3. a brief written record

    4. he made a note of the appointment
    5. a short personal letter

    6. a comment or instruction ( usually added )

    7. his notes were appended at the end of the article
    8. a notation representing the pitch and duration of a musical sound

    9. the singer held the note too long
    10. a tone of voice that shows what the speaker is feeling

    11. there was a note of uncertainty in his voice
    12. a piece of paper money ( especially one issued by a central bank )

    13. he peeled off five one-thousand-zloty notes
    14. a promise to pay a specified amount on demand or at a certain time

    15. I had to co-sign his note at the bank
    16. high status importance owing to marked superiority



    Definition of note by GCIDE Dictionary

    note


    1. Note ( nōt ), v. t. [AS. hnītan to strike against, imp. hnāt.] To butt; to push with the horns. [Prov. Eng.]

    2. Note ( nōt ). [AS. nāt; ne not + wāt wot. See Not, and Wot.] Know not; knows not. [Obs.]

    3. Note, n. Nut. [Obs.] Chaucer.

    4. Note, n. [AS. notu use, profit.] Need; needful business. [Obs.] Chaucer.

    5. Note, n. [F. note, L. nota; akin to noscere, notum, to know. See Know.]
      1. A mark or token by which a thing may be known; a visible sign; a character; a distinctive mark or feature; a characteristic quality.

      Whosoever appertain to the visible body of the church, they have also the notes of external profession. Hooker.

      She [the Anglican church] has the note of possession, the note of freedom from party titles,the note of life -- a tough life and a vigorous. J. H. Newman.

      What a note of youth, of imagination, of impulsive eagerness, there was through it all ! Mrs. Humphry Ward.

      2. 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.

      3. A brief remark; a marginal comment or explanation; hence, an annotation on a text or author; a comment; a critical, explanatory, or illustrative observation.

      The best writers have been perplexed with notes, and obscured with illustrations. Felton.

      4. A brief writing intended to assist the memory; a memorandum; a minute.

      5. pl. 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.

      6. A short informal letter; a billet.

      7. A diplomatic missive or written communication.

      8. A written or printed paper acknowledging a debt, and promising payment; as, “a promissory note; a note of hand; a negotiable note.”

      9. A list of items or of charges; an account. [Obs.]

      Here is now the smith's note for shoeing. Shak.

      10. ( Mus. ) A character, variously formed, to indicate the length of a tone, and variously placed upon the staff to indicate its pitch. Hence: A musical sound; a tone; an utterance; a tune. A key of the piano or organ.

      The wakeful bird . . . tunes her nocturnal note. Milton.

      That note of revolt against the eighteenth century, which we detect in Goethe, was struck by Winckelmann. W. Pater.

      11. Observation; notice; heed.

      Give orders to my servants that they take

      No note at all of our being absent hence. Shak.

      12. Notification; information; intelligence. [Obs.]

      The king . . . shall have note of this. Shak.

      13. State of being under observation. [Obs.]

      Small matters . . . continually in use and in note. Bacon.

      14. Reputation; distinction; as, “a poet of note”.

      There was scarce a family of note which had not poured out its blood on the field or the scaffold. Prescott.

      15. Stigma; brand; reproach. [Obs.] Shak.

      Note of hand, a promissory note.

    6. Note v. t. [imp. & p. p. Noted; p. pr. & vb. n. Noting.] [F. noter, L. notare, fr. nota. See Note, n.]

      1. To notice with care; to observe; to remark; to heed; to attend to. Pope.

      No more of that; I have noted it well. Shak.

      The world will little note, nor long remember, what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. Abraham Lincoln ( Gettysburg Address, 1863 ).

      2. To record in writing; to make a memorandum of.

      Every unguarded word . . . was noted down. Maccaulay.

      3. To charge, as with crime ( with of or for before the thing charged ); to brand. [Obs.]

      They were both noted of incontinency. Dryden.

      4. To denote; to designate. Johnson.

      5. To annotate. [R.] W. H. Dixon.

      6. To set down in musical characters.

      To note a bill or To note a draft, to record on the back of it a refusal of acceptance, as the ground of a protest, which is done officially by a notary.