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 noticeputting 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 State authorities also issued an emergency order prohibiting most hospital visitors until further notice. Paul J. Weber And Sarah Rankin, The Christian Science Monitor, "Out of space, hospital moves COVID-19 patients to parking garage," 19 Nov. 2020 Pullman Trail has been closed until further notice after a 5-6 acre forest fire in the area, Visit Hot Springs said Thursday. Arkansas Online, "Pullman Trail in Hot Springs closed after small forest fire," 19 Nov. 2020 State authorities also issued an emergency order prohibiting most hospital visitors until further notice. Paul J. Weber And Sarah Rankin, Anchorage Daily News, "Conditions in US hospitals deteriorate daily as coronavirus rages," 19 Nov. 2020 Last week Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski announced effective Tuesday, Nov. 17 Baltimore County organized youth recreational indoor and outdoor sports would be prohibited until further notice. Craig Clary, baltimoresun.com, "Rising numbers force shutdown of Baltimore County youth sports," 18 Nov. 2020 The Mills administration stated in a news release that bars and tasting rooms will remain closed to indoor service until further notice. Sarah Downey, Washington Examiner, "New restrictions could complicate long winter for Maine hospitality businesses," 18 Nov. 2020 Lake Metroparks is closing its popular Farmpark until further notice to help stop the spread of COVID-19, Alexis Oatman reports. Cliff Pinckard, cleveland, "Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine announces statewide curfew: The Wake Up for Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020," 18 Nov. 2020 Football practices, as the team knows them, will be put on hold until further notice. David Furones, sun-sentinel.com, "Miami Hurricanes AD Blake James: ‘We’re dealing with COVID issues, as is the rest of the world’," 17 Nov. 2020 Carroll’s executive order called for the closing of public access at City Hall until further notice. Carole Carlson, chicagotribune.com, "Hobart, Merrillville, Lake Station restrict public building access," 17 Nov. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Jazz players notice and appreciate that, always have. Gordon Monson, The Salt Lake Tribune, "Gordon Monson: Measuring by their presidential votes, too many sports fans in Utah don’t care about racial equality," 5 Nov. 2020 And while the improvement in graphics does feel exciting, not everyone will notice the difference. Shannon Liao, CNN, "Xbox Series X review: Wait for 'Halo Infinite'," 5 Nov. 2020 This boy never really notices that the girl doesn’t notice him, and never really breaks out of his self-obsessive bubble. Ian Bostridge, New York Times, "Ian Bostridge on Schubert’s Hidden Depths," 3 Nov. 2020 Even those, such as myself, who try to remain circumspect when apprehending the mores of fictional representations of other societies, cannot help but notice the Victorian self-own this depiction constitutes. Jack Butler, National Review, "The Immortal Dracula," 31 Oct. 2020 Watch this play and notice the three-gap running lane available between Wills and left guard Joel Bitonio. cleveland, "Opponents are picking up on the Browns’ offensive tendencies. How can Kevin Stefanski keep them off balance? Film Review," 23 Oct. 2020 People, players and, yes, customers notice and want to be part of a winning organization. USA TODAY, "How to be the Los Angeles Lakers of small businesses," 14 Oct. 2020 People likely will notice your dedication and tenacity and give you credit for your work. Tribune Content Agency, oregonlive, "Horoscope for August 20, 2020: Aries, people notice your dedication; Scorpio, be diplomatic, tactful," 20 Aug. 2020 Gaga's super stans will notice that the singer has always had a soft spot for platform footwear, rocking them not only in her music videos but often on the red carpet too. Marina Liao, Marie Claire, "Lady Gaga Dropping Off Her Ballot Sans Pants Is a Whole Mood," 27 Oct. 2020

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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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Last Updated

24 Nov 2020

Cite this Entry

“Notice.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/notice. Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

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More Definitions for notice

notice

noun
How to pronounce notice (audio)

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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