• WordNet 3.6
    • v notice make or write a comment on "he commented the paper of his colleague"
    • v notice express recognition of the presence or existence of, or acquaintance with "He never acknowledges his colleagues when they run into him in the hallway","She acknowledged his complement with a smile","it is important to acknowledge the work of others in one's own writing"
    • v notice notice or perceive "She noted that someone was following her","mark my words"
    • v notice discover or determine the existence, presence, or fact of "She detected high levels of lead in her drinking water","We found traces of lead in the paint"
    • n notice the act of noticing or paying attention "he escaped the notice of the police"
    • n notice polite or favorable attention "his hard work soon attracted the teacher's notice"
    • n notice a short critical review "the play received good notices"
    • n notice an announcement containing information about an event "you didn't give me enough notice","an obituary notice","a notice of sale"
    • n notice a sign posted in a public place as an advertisement "a poster advertised the coming attractions"
    • n notice a request for payment "the notification stated the grace period and the penalties for defaulting"
    • n notice advance notification (usually written) of the intention to withdraw from an arrangement of contract "we received a notice to vacate the premises","he gave notice two months before he moved"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

THE BULLFROG IN ITS NATURAL SURROUNDINGS See Snake, Turtle and Dragonfly and notice the tongue of the frog. Habitat Group in Museum of Natural History THE BULLFROG IN ITS NATURAL SURROUNDINGS See Snake, Turtle and Dragonfly and notice the tongue of the frog. Habitat...
The giant bird did not seem to notice its burden at all The giant bird did not seem to notice its burden at all

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The Popsicle was invented by 11 year-old Frank Epperson in 1905. He left his drink outside with a stir stick in it and he noticed that it had frozen. He applied for a patent in 1923 and named it "Epsicle." The name was later changed to Popsicle
    • Notice A writing communicating information or warning.
    • Notice An announcement, often accompanied by comments or remarks; as, book notices; theatrical notices.
    • Notice Attention; respectful treatment; civility.
    • Notice Intelligence, by whatever means communicated; knowledge given or received; means of knowledge; express notification; announcement; warning. "I . . . have given him notice that the Duke of Cornwall and Regan his duchess will be here."
    • Notice The act of noting, remarking, or observing; observation by the senses or intellect; cognizance; note. "How ready is envy to mingle with the notices we take of other persons!"
    • Notice To observe; to see; to mark; to take note of; to heed; to pay attention to.
    • Notice To show that one has observed; to take public note of; remark upon; to make comments on; to refer to; as, to notice a book. "This plant deserves to be noticed in this place.""Another circumstance was noticed in connection with the suggestion last discussed."
    • Notice To treat with attention and civility; as, to notice strangers.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Swiss engineer George de Mestral, who got the idea after noticing burrs were sticking to his pants after his regular walks through the woods, invented Velcro.
    • n notice The act of observing, noting, or remarking; observation.
    • n notice Heed; regard; cognizance; note: as, to take notice.
    • n notice Intimation; information; intelligence; announcement; warning; intimation beforehand: as, to bombard a town without notice.
    • n notice Instruction; direction; order.
    • n notice Any statement, note, or writing conveying information or warning: as, a notice warning off trespassers; an obituary notice. Specifically, a verbal or written announcement to a certain person (or persons) that something is required of him, or that something is to be done which concerns him.
    • n notice In law: Information; knowledge of facts: more specifically designated actual notice. Such circumstances as ought to excite the attention of a person of ordinary prudence, and lead him to make further inquiry which would disclose the fact: more specifically designated constructive notice. Actual notice may be inferred from circumstances, as where proof of due mailing of a letter justifies the inference that he to whom it was addressed became cognizant of its contents; but he may disprove the fact, and thus destroy the inference.
    • n notice Information communicated by one party in interest to another, as where a contract provides that it may be terminated by either party on notice: more specifically designated express notice.
    • n notice A written communication formally declaring a fact or an intention, as where notice is required in legal proceedings; a notification.
    • n notice Written remarks or comments; especially, a short literary announcement or critical review.
    • n notice Specifically, to warn an employer that one is about to leave his or her service.
    • n notice Synonyms Attention, observation, remark.
    • n notice Notification, advices.
    • notice To take notice of; perceive; become aware of; observe; take cognizance of: as, to pass a thing without noticing it.
    • notice To refer to, consider, or remark upon; mention or make observation on; note.
    • notice To treat with attention and civilities.
    • notice To give notice to; serve a notice or intimation upon; notify.
    • notice Synonyms and Perceive, Observe, etc. (see see), mark, note, remark.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Henri Matisse's Le Bateau hung in New York's Museum of Modern Art for 47 days in 1961 before someone noticed it was upside down.
    • n Notice nōt′is act of noting or observing: attention: observation: information: warning: a writing containing information: public intimation: civility or respectful treatment: remark
    • v.t Notice to mark or see: to regard or attend to: to mention: to make observations upon: to treat with civility
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  • Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
    “You do not notice changes in what is always before you.”
  • Clarence Darrow
    “I never wanted to see anybody die, but there are a few obituary notices I have read with pleasure.”
  • S. I. Hayakawa
    S. I. Hayakawa
    “Notice the difference between what happens when a man says to himself, I have failed three times, and what happens when he says, I am a failure.”
  • Francois De La Rochefoucauld
    “If we had no faults of our own, we should not take so much pleasure in noticing those in others.”
  • Anne Morrow Lindbergh
    “To give without any reward, or any notice, has a special quality of its own.”
  • Evan Esar
    Evan Esar
    “Housework is what a woman does that nobody notices unless she hasn't done it.”


I hereby give notice of my intention - Hereby is used sometimes in formal, official declarations and statements to give greater force to the speaker' or the writer's affirmation. People will say it sometimes to emphasise their sincerity and correctness.


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F., fr. L. notitia, a being known, knowledge, fr. noscere, notum, to know. See Know


In literature:

These last were not taken much notice of.
"Robert Elsmere" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
One day, as he was returning, feeling very discouraged and ready to cry, he noticed a red squirrel on the top of a tree.
"Thirty Indian Legends" by Margaret Bemister
The co-pilot noticed it.
"Space Platform" by Murray Leinster
Mr. Grayson himself apparently took no notice.
"The Candidate" by Joseph Alexander Altsheler
There was nothing particularly noticeable about Mary Louise unless it might possibly be a certain fine-drawnness.
"Stubble" by George Looms
Did you notice how deep it was?
"The Border Watch" by Joseph A. Altsheler
Whatever your remarks, whatever your words, I shall take no notice.
"Girls of the Forest" by L. T. Meade
Sally noticed that he floundered rather wildly.
"Masters of the Wheat-Lands" by Harold Bindloss
Notice the part of the plant from which the seed pod is formed.
"Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Nature Study" by Ontario Ministry of Education
Harry did not notice them, nor did he notice the wink that Plunger gave them as he glanced in their direction.
"The Hero of Garside School" by J. Harwood Panting

In poetry:

Flickering light,
Come the last of the leaves down borne,
And patches of pale white corn
In the wind complain,
Like the slow rustle of rain
Noticed by night.
"By An Autumn Stream" by Archibald Lampman
And when you'd a mind to career
Off anywhere — say to town —
You were all on a sudden gone
Before I had thought thereon,
Or noticed your trunks were down.
"Without Ceremony" by Thomas Hardy
Then would I find you sad, who used to weep
At death’s delay;
And I would notice creep
Upon your cheek a tear
At finding Heaven so near,
And Earth so far away.
"To a Man who Wished to Die" by Leon Gellert
The spray reached out and sucked her in
It was hardly a noticed thing
That Joan was there and is not now
(Oh go and tell young Featherstonehaugh)
Gone away, gone away
All alone.
"Deeply Morbid" by Stevie Smith
I sat drinking and did not notice the dusk,
Till falling petals filled the folds of my dress.
Drunken I rose and walked to the moonlit stream;
The birds were gone, and men also few.
"Self-Abandonment [from the Chinese]" by Arthur Waley
Suppose, my dear, that you were I
And by your side your sweetheart sate;
Suppose you noticed by and by
The distance 'twixt you were too great;
Now tell me, dear, what would you do?
I know—and so do you.
"Suppose" by Eugene Field

In news:

The bylaws may be amended at any RDA meeting with five votes and reasonable notice.
You easily could drive by without noticing the quartet of small houses at Dauphine and Gallier streets in the Bywater neighborhood.
With the fall events taking on new importance for the 2013-14 season, the tournament at Disney is noticeably absent from the current schedule.
You may have noticed this article doesn't have a live image with it.
You may soon notice billboards across Milwaukee, calling for justice for Derek Williams.
Nikon's New D-SLR Puts Your Camcorder on Notice.
NEW ORLEANS, LA (NBC33) — Adding a multi-platinum band to headline your music festival with only two weeks notice seems like a nearly impossible task.
As I reached to open the door, I noticed there was a hole right under my door handle.
At the unveiling of his portrait Saturday in Philadelphia, President Bush noticed an abundance of one particular color.
A passenger on the former NBA star's flight from North Carolina to Fort Lauderdale noticed him obsessively counting $100 bills stuffed in a carry-on bag.
But for the last several months, I've been noticing the cashiers are really stressed.
) regardless of use DMV mails a renewal notice approximately 60 days prior to the expiration date.
You may notice that there has been a flurry of stories about the mayoral contest in Watertown.
"We've noticed that for many of the songs in the show I have a physical impediment," he said.
Organizers are hoping Bronx teens take notice.

In science:

The saddle-point equation reads (notice that ν ≪ n) Σ2 (σ† + m)σ = 1 .
Random Matrix Theory and Chiral Symmetry in QCD
Notice, that s = sh corresponds to the largest gauge group, while s = sw – to no gauge freedom at all.
Solutions to WDVV from generalized Drinfeld-Sokolov hierarchies
Notice, that modified hierarchies have t heir “gauge algebra ” P empty, and yet Miura coordinates ν do not generate the ring of gauge invariant polynomials.
Solutions to WDVV from generalized Drinfeld-Sokolov hierarchies
Notice that their composition would be another map given by n′ (qm ) = n (qm ) + ˇn ( ˇqm (qm )), n′ : qm → ˇˇqm .
Solutions to WDVV from generalized Drinfeld-Sokolov hierarchies
Notice, R invariance of wi (ν ) implies that Kirillov-Kostant brackets is equivariant with respect to action of R, i.e.
Solutions to WDVV from generalized Drinfeld-Sokolov hierarchies