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(1)   The act of noticing or paying attention
"He escaped the notice of the police"
(2)   Polite or favorable attention
"His hard work soon attracted the teacher's notice"
(3)   A short critical review
"The play received good notices"
(4)   An announcement containing information about a future event
"You didn't give me enough notice"
(5)   A sign posted in a public place as an advertisement
"A poster advertised the coming attractions"
(6)   A request for payment
"The notification stated the grace period and the penalties for defaulting"
(7)   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"


(8)   Make or write a comment on
"He commented the paper of his colleague"
(9)   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"
(10)   Notice or perceive
"She noted that someone was following her"
"Mark my words"
(11)   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"


  1. The act of observing; perception.
    He took no notice of the changes, and went on as though nothing had happened.
    Project Gutenberg noticed that "notice" is the 777th most important word in the English language.
  2. A written or printed announcement.
    Shall we post a notice about the new policy?
  3. Formal notification or warning.
    I gave notice at work that I will quit in two weeks.
  4. A published critical review of a play etc.


  1. : To observe or take notice of.
  2. : To detect; to perceive with the mind.