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Meaning of notice by Wiktionary Dictionary



    • ( RP ) IPA: /ˈnəʊtɪs/
    • ( GenAm ) IPA: /ˈnoʊtɪs/
    • Hyphenation: no‧tice


    From Latin notitia .


    notice ( plural: notices )

    1. ( uncountable ) The act of observing; perception .
      He took no notice of the changes, and went on as though nothing had happened .
    2. ( countable ) A written or printed announcement .
      Shall we post a notice about the new policy?
      I always read the death notices in the paper .
    3. ( countable ) A formal notification or warning .
    4. ( chiefly uncountable ) Advance notification of termination of employment, given by an employer to an employee or vice versa .
      I gave her her mandatory two weeks' notice and sacked her .
      I can't work here any longer. I'm giving notice .
    5. ( countable ) A published critical review of a play or the like .
    6. ( uncountable ) Prior notification .
      I don't mind if you want to change the venue, just give me some notice first, OK?


    notice ( third-person singular simple present notices present participle noticing, simple past and past participle noticed )

    1. ( transitive ) To observe or take notice of .
      Did you notice the flowers in her yard?
    2. ( transitive ) To detect; to perceive with the mind .
      I noticed that the dog hadn't barked the night of the murder .



Explanation of notice by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. make or write a comment on

    2. express recognition of the presence or existence of, or acquaintance with

    3. notice or perceive

    4. discover or determine the existence, presence, or fact of

    1. the act of noticing or paying attention

    2. he escaped the notice of the police
    3. polite or favorable attention

    4. his hard work soon attracted the teacher's notice
    5. a short critical review

    6. the play received good notices
    7. an announcement containing information about an event

    8. you didn't give me enough notice
      an obituary notice
      a notice of sale
    9. a sign posted in a public place as an advertisement

    10. a request for payment

    11. advance notification ( usually written ) of the intention to withdraw from an arrangement of contract

    12. we received a notice to vacate the premises
      he gave notice two months before he moved

    Definition of notice by GCIDE Dictionary


    1. Notice n. [F., fr. L. notitia a being known, knowledge, fr. noscere, notum, to know. See Know.]
      1. The act of noting, remarking, or observing; observation by the senses or intellect; cognizance; note.

      How ready is envy to mingle with the notices we take of other persons! I. Watts.

      2. Intelligence, by whatever means communicated; knowledge given or received; means of knowledge; express notification; announcement; warning.

      I . . . have given him notice that the Duke of Cornwall and Regan his duchess will be here. Shak.

      3. An announcement, often accompanied by comments or remarks; as, “book notices; theatrical notices.”

      4. A writing communicating information or warning.

      5. Attention; respectful treatment; civility.

      To take notice of, to perceive especially; to observe or treat with particular attention.

      Syn. -- Attention; regard; remark; note; heed; consideration; respect; civility; intelligence; advice; news.

    2. Notice, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Noticed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Noticing]
      1. To observe; to see; to mark; to take note of; to heed; to pay attention to.

      2. To show that one has observed; to take public note of; remark upon; to make comments on; to refer to; as, “to notice a book”.

      This plant deserves to be noticed in this place. Tooke.

      Another circumstance was noticed in connection with the suggestion last discussed. Sir W. Hamilton.

      3. To treat with attention and civility; as, “to notice strangers”.

      Syn. -- To remark; observe; perceive; see; mark; note; mind; regard; heed; mention. See Remark.