notice

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noun

no·​tice ˈnō-təs How to pronounce notice (audio)
1
a(1)
: warning or intimation of something : announcement
subject to change without notice Dun'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
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

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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

Example Sentences

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. See More
Recent Examples on the Web
Noun
According to the notice of his death, his body will be laid to rest after a public viewing that is open for fans in Madrid on Wednesday. Ingrid Vasquez, Peoplemag, 23 Nov. 2022 The victim who died was identified as Aryeh Schupak, 15, who was heading to a Jewish seminary when the blast went off, according to a notice announcing his death. Stephen Sorace, Fox News, 23 Nov. 2022 The victim was identified as 15-year-old Aryeh Shechopek, who was heading to a Jewish seminary when the blast went off, according to a notice announcing his death. Alon Bernstein And Tia Goldenberg, USA TODAY, 23 Nov. 2022 This year, many films have generated buzz, but certain factors work against genre and smaller, independent features that are deserving of notice. Clayton Davis, Variety, 22 Nov. 2022 Borodaenko’s attorney Shannon Liss-Riordan has filed more lawsuits against Twitter on behalf of former employees, including complaints over not receiving severance packages and the lack of notice before job cuts. Alice Hearing, Fortune, 18 Nov. 2022 Survivors say that confiscations often came with little notice, and that keepsakes and valuables were lost along with the homes. Los Angeles Times, 18 Nov. 2022 In Russia’s war against Ukraine, Moscow has been seen using a killer drone that can dive bomb into targets, destroying them with little notice. Pranshu Verma, Washington Post, 18 Nov. 2022 Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried and other plaintiffs will appeal the dismissal of a lawsuit challenging federal prohibitions on medical-marijuana patients buying and possessing guns, according to a court notice filed Wednesday. Sun Sentinel, 17 Nov. 2022
Verb
Practitioners help clients notice the ongoing interactions between their bodies and minds, and how those interactions influence how the person views others and their world. Laura Newberry, Los Angeles Times, 22 Nov. 2022 The first thing one will notice in the images of The Witness - Climate Change is a large shiny metallic orb sphere. Vogue, 15 Nov. 2022 The important thing to notice is that this force is always perpendicular to the velocity and is zero if the object is stationary in the rotating frame. WIRED, 11 Nov. 2022 Part of that is because Staunton and her on-screen husband, Jonathan Pryce (who plays Prince Philip), adapted and studied such specific mannerisms that even the most diehard royal watcher might not notice. Jessica Radloff, Glamour, 10 Nov. 2022 Prices still are rising at an abnormally fast pace, and households will notice that a falling inflation rate is not a stable price level. The Editorial Board, WSJ, 10 Nov. 2022 Amy, a 60-year-old customer service agent who works remotely, is not physically mobile enough to reach or even notice the tents, but saw nurses wandering through the campgrounds and approaching people about vaccinations. Sarah Owermohle, STAT, 10 Nov. 2022 Engoron, in agreeing to appoint a monitor, barred the Trump Organization from selling or transferring any noncash assets without giving the court and James’ office 14 days notice. Michael R. Sisak, Fortune, 4 Nov. 2022 Engoron, in agreeing to appoint a monitor, barred the Trump Organization from selling or transferring any noncash assets without giving the court and James’ office 14 days notice. Michael R. Sisak, Anchorage Daily News, 3 Nov. 2022 See More

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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 28 Nov. 2022.

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

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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

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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 noticed Federal 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

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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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