sign applies to any indication to be perceived by the senses or the reason.
encouraging signs for the economy
mark suggests something impressed on or inherently characteristic of a thing often in contrast to general outward appearance.
a mark of a good upbringing
token applies to something that serves as a proof of something intangible.
this gift is a token of our esteem
note suggests a distinguishing mark or characteristic.
a note of irony in her writing
symptom suggests an outward indication of an internal change or condition.
rampant crime is a symptom of that city's decay
You may have noted my late arrival.
The thing to note here is that people are suffering.
It's interesting to note how quickly things have changed.
Their objections were duly noted.
As one official noted, the situation has begun to get out of control.
As noted above most people survive the disease.
“They've asked us to leave,” he noted with amusement. Noun
She wrote a note to remind herself about the appointment.
I left you a note on the kitchen table.
making notes in the margins of a book
She jotted down a few notes during the interview.
After class, I usually study my notes and read the next chapter.
I can't come to class today. Would you mind taking notes for me?
His secretary took notes during our meeting.
Please include a brief note about where the picture was taken.
He writes in the program notes that the play was inspired by his own childhood.
One final note: tickets will be available at the door the night of the concert. See More
Recent Examples on the Web
Then, as now, hunters or others on public land who see something that doesn't look right should note the location, with GPS coordinates if possible, and report it to law enforcement.
Paul A. Smith, Journal Sentinel, 19 Nov. 2022 When conducting your online search for the perfect machine, note that not all treadmills are created equal.
Bianca Rodriguez, Good Housekeeping, 16 Nov. 2022 Collectors should note that the toy's value today isn't the same value the plush will hold in a month, in a week or even tomorrow.
Nicole Briese, Peoplemag, 15 Nov. 2022 One user paid for Twitter Blue for an account named @valvesotfware (note the clever typo), posing as video game publisher and distributor Valve to post a fake game sequel announcement, bamboozling some gamers.
Jonathan Lee, Washington Post, 11 Nov. 2022 The flooding—expected, since the projects were built on marshlands—is an irony many residents are quick to note.
Bill Spindle, Fortune, 8 Nov. 2022 The tailor should note that even if the shoulders fit, the rest of the coat may be too full.
Lois Fenton, Arkansas Online, 6 Nov. 2022 Destiny owns the stage and has great presence, but all of the coaches note the vocal issues (and this is the voice, after all).
Maggie Fremont, EW.com, 1 Nov. 2022 Together as Saucerful, the five pay tribute to Pink Floyd’s legacy without — as Mason is quick to note — being a tribute band.
George Varga, San Diego Union-Tribune, 19 Oct. 2022
Mark the side of the pot or make a mental note as to the fill line.
David Holloway | Dholloway@al.com, al, 21 Nov. 2022 It’s a hopeful note, with Ezekiel (Khary Payton) named governor of the Commonwealth and a sense of stability and calm in the air following one final showdown with governor Pamela Milton (Laila Robins).
Michael Schneider, Variety, 20 Nov. 2022 Contributions from defensemen helped the Detroit Red Wings end their first extended road trip on a winning note.
Helene St. James, Detroit Free Press, 20 Nov. 2022 For Birdie, a fragile character, Glasser created a scent reminiscent of the Old South, with magnolia and a French powder note.
Jennifer G. Sullivan, Allure, 20 Nov. 2022 Aside from gaining note by offering us a certifiably freezing morning, Friday seemed to offer a vivid representation of the look and feel of November.
Martin Weil, Washington Post, 19 Nov. 2022 Selecting Sport mode improved responses but also added artificial weight to the electric power steering and introduced a droning exhaust note.
Mike Duff, Car and Driver, 19 Nov. 2022 While the goal of playing professional football is looming, Robertson's focus for the moment is finishing his last college season on a winning note.
Michelle Gardner, The Arizona Republic, 19 Nov. 2022 Later Friday, Gillian Lester, dean of Columbia Law School, sent a note to the school community explaining her decision.
Melissa Korn, WSJ, 19 Nov. 2022 See More
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Middle English, from Anglo-French noter, from Latin notare to mark, note, from nota
Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin nota mark, character, written note