notice

1 of 2

noun

no·​tice ˈnō-təs How to pronounce notice (audio)
1
a(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 noticeStore 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 observedE. E. Nobleman
2
a
: 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

2 of 2

verb

noticed; noticing; notices

transitive verb

1
: to give notice of
2
a
: to comment upon
b
: review
3
a
: 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
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.
Recent Examples on the Web
Noun
Gunn filed a notice of appearance on Nov. 1, 2021 and attended a hearing on Jan. 5, 2022. David J. Neal, Miami Herald, 2 June 2024 As for timing, he's got 30 days to file what's called a notice of appeal. CBS News, 2 June 2024
Verb
As the richest class gets richer and more households fall below the poverty line, many are noticing a shift. Shaun Goodwin, Idaho Statesman, 4 June 2024 Some Spotify users have even noticed a Dolby Atmos logo on the app’s Now Playing screen in recent months, suggesting that this could be part of the Supremium feature set. Tom Warren, The Verge, 3 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for notice 

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Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

Noun

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

Verb

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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

Dictionary Entries Near notice

Cite this Entry

“Notice.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/notice. Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

notice

1 of 2 noun
no·​tice ˈnōt-əs How to pronounce notice (audio)
1
: warning or indication of something : announcement
gave us notice of the change
2
: notification of the ending of an agreement at a specified time
gave my employer notice
3
: attention sense 1, heed
take no notice of them
4
: a written or printed announcement
5
: a brief published criticism (as of a book)

notice

2 of 2 verb
noticed; noticing
1
: to make mention of : remark on
2
: to take notice of : observe, mark
notice details

Legal Definition

notice

1 of 3 noun
no·​tice
1
a
: 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
: actual awareness or direct notification of a specific fact, demand, claim, or proceeding had actual notice of the meeting

called also express notice

: 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

2 of 3 transitive verb
noticed; noticing
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

3 of 3 adjective
: 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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