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 sit up and 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

Fans immediately took notice and questioned what exactly is happening in the image. Jennifer Aldrich, Country Living, "Eagle-Eyed 'Criminal Minds' Fans Are Calling Out Matthew Gray Gubler for This Photo," 25 May 2019 Viewers immediately took notice of the pop star's presence and shared their praise of the Fort Worth, Texas native on social media. Jennifer Aldrich, Country Living, "Kelly Clarkson Returned to 'The Voice' Just 5 Days After Her Emergency Surgery," 7 May 2019 The hip-hop innovator isn't afraid to show off his bold and eclectic sense of style, and the fashion set has taken notice and given their approval. Nicole Saunders, Harper's BAZAAR, "Who is Alicia Keys' Husband, Swizz Beatz?," 10 Feb. 2019 Wall Street took notice last week, and shares of mega-online retailers like Amazon, Overstock, and of course Wayfair, dropped in price significantly in the immediate wake of the decision. Tom Cooney And Crystal Faulkner, Cincinnati.com, "Online purchases may become more expensive," 28 June 2018 This way, if any recalls or notices are issued, you will be alerted. Rachel Rothman, Good Housekeeping, "Are Crib Bumpers Safe? Experts Say Not Even Those "Breathable" Mesh Ones Should Be Used," 29 Apr. 2019 In notices filed Monday, Avast reported that older machines running Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 are becoming locked or frozen on startup after certain Microsoft Windows updates are applied: KB4493472, KB4493448, KB4493467, and KB4493446. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "Sophos, Avast warn of Windows machines failing to boot after latest Microsoft patch," 15 Apr. 2019 Aranda was under a trespass notice at the time banning him from the mall until July 4, 2016. Jeff Baenen, The Seattle Times, "Child attack suspect had previous Mall of America arrests," 13 Apr. 2019 When Kensington Palace announced the Sussexes’ Moroccan visit in January, little was known about the purpose of the somewhat short-notice plans to travel at the request of British Government. Omid Scobie, Harper's BAZAAR, "How Duchess Meghan Won Morocco’s Heart Just Weeks Before Her Due Date," 26 Feb. 2019

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

Although the picture was meant to be a sweet tribute to the hardworking cast and crew, fans noticed something was amiss. Jennifer Aldrich, Country Living, "Eagle-Eyed 'Criminal Minds' Fans Are Calling Out Matthew Gray Gubler for This Photo," 25 May 2019 Rickards, who visited Zimbabwe in researching her garden for the charity CAMFED (The Campaign for Female Education), noticed how mothers support their daughters’ education. Ingrid Abramovitch, ELLE Decor, "The Top 5 Takeaways from the 2019 Chelsea Flower Show," 23 May 2019 Fans noticed something sketch in the background of her video, though: a Jeffree Star Cosmetics makeup display. Kelsey Stiegman, Seventeen, "Twitter is Dragging Tati Westbrook for Filming Her James Charles Video With Jeffree Star Lipsticks in the Background," 17 May 2019 A few days into his sabbatical, Granville noticed, his client started to answer e-mails less frequently. Marisa Meltzer, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Latest Travel Trend? Super Sabbaticals," 24 Dec. 2018 Manzor definitely noticed the similarities between the two films and threatened to sue. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "Dial Code: Santa Claus is our new favorite holiday cult classic," 24 Dec. 2018 Last month, some observers noticed that sponsored posts on Facebook were being used to obtain sensitive information by promoting a cryptocurrency that didn’t exist. Colin Lecher, The Verge, "Facebook imposters are trying to swindle users out of bitcoin," 18 Dec. 2018 As the years went by, friends and colleagues noticed his deterioration. Linda Marsa, Discover Magazine, "A New Treatment for Alzheimer's? It Starts With Lifestyle," 16 Nov. 2018 That’s not likely to make much of a difference to most eyes, but pixel purists will surely notice the change. Michael Simon, PCWorld, "Huawei’s P30 Pro goes toe-to-toe with the Samsung Galaxy S10+ on power, price, and photography," 26 Mar. 2019

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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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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
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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