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

The city has 60 days to respond to the notice of claim and the next step is filing a lawsuit, said Thomas Horne, the family's attorney. Christina Maxouris And Hollie Silverman, CNN, "Video shows police drawing gun on parents after 4-year-old daughter took a doll from a store," 15 June 2019 While the notice is new, tax officials say the same information was already in six other places on the site in instructions to potential bidders. Larry Barszewski, sun-sentinel.com, "He thought he snagged a villa for $9,100. He got a foot-wide strip of land.," 15 June 2019 The verbal notice of inquiry Louisville received in March was a formality so the NCAA could interview someone related to the school, but there's no telling how much progress the NCAA has made in its investigation since then. Danielle Lerner, The Courier-Journal, "Louisville basketball mailbag: Starting point guard guess, NCAA violations and scheduling," 14 June 2019 Did the players on the field notice any of the above? Corey Seymour, Vogue, "One Dad’s New Field of (Tiny) Baseball Dreams," 14 June 2019 The notice of claim also alleges that the couple’s baby girl was injured when the officer tried to snatch her from her mother’s arms. Essence, "Phoenix Police Under Fire After Officers Assault Baby, Threaten To Shoot Father ‘In The F—king Head’," 14 June 2019 The notice said town workers were repairing the problem and will notify residents when the state Department of Health issues the all-clear. Bob Warren, nola.com, "Boil water advisory issued for Abita Springs," 13 June 2019 As of Monday, the date of the NYSE notice, the 30 trading-day average closing price of Pioneer Energy Services common stock was $0.89 per share. Marissa Luck, Houston Chronicle, "Camber Energy regains stock compliance; Pioneer Energy warned of delisting," 12 June 2019 If the notice is not given, the contract states, the agreement will be extended for a year with the same provisions. Lilly Nguyen, latimes.com, "Newport-Mesa residents call for removal of school district’s superintendent," 12 June 2019

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

While the smoke levels may not reach the level of unhealthful standards, people may notice it and smell it. Mike Cruz, azcentral, "Maricopa County health watch for air quality on tap for Sunday," 15 June 2019 But investigators noticed small areas of smeared blood on the wall of the cell, which had two beds. Jason Pohl, ProPublica, "There Has Been an Explosion of Homicides in California’s County Jails. Here’s Why.," 15 June 2019 But a month after launch in December 2016, the team noticed the GPS signals were wavering. Paul Voosen, Science | AAAS, "NASA overcomes military's GPS tweaks to peer inside hurricanes," 12 June 2019 But Gallo has definitely noticed less traffic than normal during big events like Taste of Cincinnati and the Bunbury Music Festival. Hannah Sparling, Cincinnati.com, "The John A. Roebling Bridge has been closed for nearly two months. Businesses are starting to suffer.," 11 June 2019 Orwell would surely notice that Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World, with its tranquil populations of pretty people living in a pleasing soma tupor, was closer to the mark than 1984. Kyle Smith, National Review, "What Would Orwell Think of Us?," 11 June 2019 Those who noticed them would, like Cicero, have considered them mistakes. The Economist, "Latin is dead—yet it also lives on," 8 June 2019 So there was an opening for a team to make a leap, even if few but Ujiri noticed it. Mike Finger, ExpressNews.com, "Raptors showing wisdom of being bold," 8 June 2019 When putting the final touches on the diorama models together, Smithsonian researchers noticed something was missing: poop. Rachael Lallensack, Smithsonian, "Here Are 12 Things You Might Miss in the Smithsonian’s New Fossil Hall," 7 June 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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