notice

noun
no·​tice | \ ˈnō-təs How to pronounce notice (audio) \

Definition of notice

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1a(1) : warning or intimation of something : announcement subject to change without noticeDun's Rev. Please give us enough notice to prepare for your arrival.
(2) : the announcement of a party's intention to quit an agreement or relation at a specified time tenants' right freely to give notice— Store Bolin
(3) : the condition of being warned or notified usually used in the phrase on notice putting all … court personnel on notice that fundamental rights had to be observed— E. E. Nobleman
2a : attention, heed first attracted notice with his short novel — see also take notice
b : polite or favorable attention : civility She had very little notice from any but him.— Jane Austen
3 : a written or printed announcement Newspapers print notices of marriages and deaths. A notice was sent to parents about the school trip.
4 : a short critical account or review The play received good notices.

notice

verb
noticed; noticing; notices

Definition of notice (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

1 : to give notice of
2a : to comment upon
b : review
3a : to treat with attention or civility
b : to become aware of (something or someone) : to take notice of No one noticed her arrival. I think Mr. Carver is showing us at least part of the truth about a segment of American experience few of our writers trouble to notice.— Irving Howe
4 : to give a formal notice to

intransitive verb

: to become aware of something : to take notice Only one middle-aged customer seems not to notice.— Carol Wallace He did some unorthodox things, … but no one noticed except the musicians who tried to duplicate them.Rolling Stone

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Other Words from notice

Verb

noticer noun

Examples of notice in a Sentence

Noun Please give us enough notice to prepare for your arrival. Notices were sent to parents about the school trip. Did you see the notice about the meeting? Newspapers print notices of marriages and deaths. Verb She noticed a smell of gas. You didn't notice that I got my hair cut. She noticed me leaving the meeting early. I noticed an error in the book. The problem was first noticed several days ago.
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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Patricia O’Keefe arrived at her store, Community Fire & Police Equipment in Walpole, earlier this month to find an eviction notice in the mail. BostonGlobe.com, 15 July 2021 Neutrinos are notoriously reluctant to interact with matter, which allows trillions to pass through you every second without any notice. Daniel Clery, Science | AAAS, 14 July 2021 Customers will receive 60 days’ notice ahead of their account closure, Venegas said in the statement, along with reminders leading up to it. Nerd Wallet, oregonlive, 13 July 2021 Event info is subject to change without notice and cancellations may occur due to weather. Jennifer Boehm, sun-sentinel.com, 13 July 2021 At the time when news reports questioned why the board didn’t provide notice, the district defended their handling of the situation. Zareen Syed, chicagotribune.com, 13 July 2021 Moore’s attorney, Larry Klayman, immediately filed notice that Moore intended to appeal the ruling to the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Paul Gattis | Pgattis@al.com, al, 13 July 2021 The Occupational Safety and Health Administration received notice that the backdrops had fallen, as well as a report of mold at the base of the orchestra pit, according to a letter from the agency to the Met. New York Times, 13 July 2021 Hogan announced his plans June 1 to pull Maryland out of the federal programs and filed notice with the U.S. Department of Labor. Bryn Stole, baltimoresun.com, 13 July 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Whether taxpayers will notice improved services over the long haul remains to be seen. Michael Smolens Columnist, San Diego Union-Tribune, 14 July 2021 The first thing to notice about the Hisense U8G is its design, and it’s a good-looking TV. Maren Estrada, BGR, 12 July 2021 The first thing that visitors to Fakahatchee’s main entrance will notice is its lack of fanfare. Will Mcgough, CNN, 5 July 2021 At some of the institutions, doors are left unlocked, security cameras are broken, and officials sometimes don't notice an inmate is missing for hours. Michael Balsamo And Michael R. Sisak, Star Tribune, 23 June 2021 The viewers were asked to keep a silent count of the number of passes made by the white team, and at least half of them didn’t notice when a figure in a gorilla suit entered the frame. Hari Kunzru, Harper's Magazine, 22 June 2021 The first thing people notice about you is your smile. Bre Ritchey, chicagotribune.com, 21 June 2021 At some of the institutions, doors are left unlocked, security cameras are broken, and officials sometimes don’t notice an inmate is missing for hours. BostonGlobe.com, 11 June 2021 Don't think Metal Gear fans didn't notice video game designer Hideo Kojima unveiling the director's cut of his PlayStation 4 video game by having Death Stranding's star character, played by Norman Reedus, attempt to hide inside a giant box. Brett Molina, USA TODAY, 10 June 2021

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First Known Use of notice

Noun

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a(1)

Verb

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for notice

Noun and Verb

Middle English, from Anglo-French, knowledge, notification, from Latin notitia acquaintance, awareness, from notus known, from past participle of noscere to come to know — more at know

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The first known use of notice was in the 15th century

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notice

noun

English Language Learners Definition of notice

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: information that tells you or warns you about something that is going to happen
: a statement telling someone that an agreement, job, etc., will end soon
: attention that people give to someone or something

notice

verb

English Language Learners Definition of notice (Entry 2 of 2)

: to become aware of (something or someone) by seeing, hearing, etc.

notice

noun
no·​tice | \ ˈnō-təs How to pronounce notice (audio) \

Kids Definition of notice

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : warning, announcement The schedule may change without notice.
2 : an indication that an agreement will end at a specified time I gave my employer notice.
3 : attention sense 1, heed Take no notice of them.
4 : a written or printed announcement Notices were sent to parents about the school trip.
5 : a short piece of writing that gives an opinion (as of a book or play) The new show received good notices.

notice

verb
noticed; noticing

Kids Definition of notice (Entry 2 of 2)

: to become aware of : pay attention to … my mother noticed a hole in the toe of my sock.— Judy Blume, Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing

notice

noun
no·​tice

Legal Definition of notice

 (Entry 1 of 3)

1a : a notification or communication of a fact, claim, demand, or proceeding — see also process, service

Note: The requirements of when, how, and what notice must be given to a person are often prescribed by a statute, rule, or contract.

b : awareness of such a fact, claim, demand, or proceeding
actual notice
1 : actual awareness or direct notification of a specific fact, demand, claim, or proceeding had actual notice of the meeting

called also express notice

2 : implied notice in this entry
constructive notice
: notice that one exercising ordinary care and diligence as a matter of duty would possess and especially that is imputed by law rather than from fact held to have constructive notice of the prior recorded deed — compare recording act
express notice
: actual notice in this entry
implied notice
: notice that is imputed to a party having knowledge of a fact or circumstance that would cause a reasonable party to inquire further or having possession of a means of knowing a particular fact and that is considered a form of actual notice

called also inquiry notice

notice by publication
: notice published in a public medium (as a newspaper) that is used, allowed, or required especially in matters of public concern, land, or estates or after due diligence in attempting personal service of process
2 : actual notice in this entry
3 : constructive notice in this entry
4 : something (as information) that would cause a reasonable party to inquire further — see also implied notice in this entry
5 : a written document containing notice filed a notice of appeal
6 : recognition or attention especially by a court — see also judicial notice

notice

transitive verb
noticed; noticing

Legal Definition of notice (Entry 2 of 3)

1 : to make known through notice appeals noticed for the coming session a noticed shareholder meeting
2 : to recognize formally in a civil action or proceeding, the court shall instruct the jury to accept as conclusive any fact judicially noticedFederal Rules of Evidence Rule 201(g)
3 : to serve a notice to also : to bring about by means of notice allowed to notice a deposition from the other party

notice

adjective

Legal Definition of notice (Entry 3 of 3)

: of, relating to, or being a recording act in which a party having an interest in property has priority over any earlier unrecorded claims of which the party had no notice — compare pure race, race-notice

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