Definitions for: Notice


[n] the act of noticing or paying attention; "he escaped the notice of the police"
[n] polite or favorable attention; "his hard work soon attracted the teacher's notice"
[n] a short critical review; "the play received good notices"
[n] an announcement containing information about a future event; "you didn't give me enough notice"
[n] a sign posted in a public place as an advertisement; "a poster advertised the coming attractions"
[n] a request for payment; "the notification stated the grace period and the penalties for defaulting"
[n] advance notification (usually written) of the intention to withdraw from an arrangement or contract; "we received a notice to vacate the premises"; "he gave notice two months before he moved"
[v] make or write a comment on; "he commented the paper of his colleague"
[v] 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 thw work of others in one's own writing"
[v] notice or perceive; "She noted that someone was following her"; "mark my words"
[v] 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"



Webster (1913) Definition: No"tice, n. [F., fr. L. notitia a being known,
knowledge, fr. noscere, notum, to know. See Know.]
1. 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 ! --I. Watts.

2. 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. --Shak.

3. An announcement, often accompanied by comments or remarks;
as, book notices; theatrical notices.

4. A writing communicating information or warning.

5. Attention; respectful treatment; civility.

To take notice of, to perceive especially; to observe or
treat with particular attention.

Syn: Attention; regard; remark; note; heed; consideration;
respect; civility; intelligence; advice; news.


No"tice, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Noticed; p. pr. & vb. n.
Noticing.]
1. To observe; to see to mark; to take note of; to heed; to
pay attention to.

2. 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.
--Tooke.

Another circumstance was noticed in connection with
the suggestion last discussed. --Sir W.
Hamilton.

3. To treat with attention and civility; as, to notice
strangers.

Syn: To remark; observe; perceive; see; mark; note; mind;
regard; heed; mention. See Remark.

Synonyms: acknowledge, bill, card, comment, detect, discover, find, mark, note, observance, observation, observe, placard, point out, poster, posting, remark

Antonyms: ignore

See Also: announcement, apprisal, asking, attending, attention, catch out, caveat, cite, comprehend, critical review, criticise, criticize, critique, dismissal, dismission, find out, flash card, flashcard, instantiate, kibbitz, kibitz, mention, mind, note, notification, observe, perceive, pick apart, pink slip, promulgation, react, remark, request, respond, review, review article, see, sense, show bill, show card, sight, sign, take notice, telling, theatrical poster, trace, wisecrack

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