- ( UK ) IPA: /nəʊ̯t/, X-SAMPA: /n@Ut/
- ( US ) IPA: /noʊ̯t/, X-SAMPA: /noUt/
- ( GenAm ) Template:/noʊ̯ʔ/
- Rhymes: -əʊt
- ( UK dialectal, Northern England, Scotland ) Use; employment.
- Utility; profit; advantage; foredeal; benefit; pains.
- Affair, matter, concern.
- Business; undertaking; task, duty; purpose.
- 1811, Francis Beaumont, John Fletcher, George Darley, The works of Beaumont and Fletcher: Volume 2:
- 1911, Homiletic review: Volume 62:
- ( transitive, UK dialectal, Northern England, Scotland ) To use; make use of; employ.
- ( transitive, UK dialectal, Northern England, Scotland ) To use for food; eat.
- A mark or token by which a thing may be known; a visible sign; a character; a distinctive mark or feature; a characteristic quality .
- 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 .
- A brief remark; a marginal comment or explanation; hence, an annotation on a text or author; a comment; a critical, explanatory, or illustrative observation .
- A brief piece of writing intended to assist the memory; a memorandum; a minute .
- A short informal letter; a billet .
- A diplomatic missive or written communication .
- ( finance ) A written or printed paper acknowledging a debt, and promising payment; as, a promissory note; a note of hand; a negotiable note .
- A piece of paper money; a banknote .
- A small size of paper used for writing letters or notes .
- ( music ) A character, variously formed, to indicate the length of a tone, and variously placed upon the staff to indicate its pitch .
- ( music ) A musical sound; a tone; an utterance; a tune .
- ( music ) A key of the piano or organ .
- Observation; notice; heed .
- Reputation; distinction; as, a poet of note .
- 32nd note
- 64th note
- banknote/bank note
- bass note
- blue note
- bread-and-butter note
- briefing note
- c note/c-note
- collateral note
- credit note
- crib note
- demand note
- discount note
- eighth note
- flip-flop note
- g note/g-note
- grace note
- half note
- keep note
- leading note
- liner notes
- mash note
- medium-term note
- mental note
- mortgage note
- municipal note
- musical note
- nickel note
- note of hand
- note pad/notepad
- note paper
- note payable
- note to self
- note value
- note verbale
- of note
- passing note
- pedal note
- post-it note
- promissory note
- quarter note
- secured note
- senior note
- shape note
- shipping note
- side note
- sticky note
- strike a note
- structured note
- suicide note
- take note
- thirty-second note
- time note
- treasury note
- whole note
- wood note/wood-note
- zero-coupon note
- ( transitive ) To notice with care; to observe; to remark; to heed
- ( transitive ) To record in writing; to make a memorandum of .
- ( transitive ) To denote; to designate
- ( transitive ) To annotate
- ( transitive ) To set down in musical characters .
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” ) .
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” ) .
Explanation of note by Wordnet Dictionary
- Note ( nōt ), v. t. [AS. hnītan to strike against, imp. hnāt.] To butt; to push with the horns. [Prov. Eng.]
- Note ( nōt ). [AS. nāt; ne not + wāt wot. See Not, and Wot.] Know not; knows not. [Obs.]
- Note, n. Nut. [Obs.] Chaucer.
- Note, n. [AS. notu use, profit.] Need; needful business. [Obs.] Chaucer.
- 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.
- 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.
Definition of note by GCIDE Dictionary