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1. The act of noting or observing; perception or attention: That detail escaped my notice.
2. Respectful attention or consideration: grateful for the teacher's notice.
3. A written or printed announcement: a notice of sale.
a. A formal announcement, notification, or warning, especially an announcement of one's intention to withdraw from an agreement or leave a job: gave my employer two weeks' notice; raised the price without notice.
b. The condition of being formally warned or notified: put us on notice for chronic lateness.
5. A printed critical review, as of a play or book.
tr.v. no·ticed, no·tic·ing, no·tic·es
1. To take notice of; observe: noticed a figure in the doorway. See Synonyms at see1.
2. To perceive with the mind; detect: noticed several discrepancies.
3. Archaic
a. To comment on; mention.
b. To treat with courteous attention.

[Middle English, knowledge, from Old French, from Latin nōtitia, from nōtus, known, past participle of nōscere, to get to know; see gnō- in Indo-European roots.]

no′tic·er n.
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Adj.1.noticed - being perceived or observed; "an easily noticed effect on the rate of growth"
unnoticed - not noticed; "hoped his departure had passed unnoticed"
sem tekiî er eftir; áberandi


(ˈnəutis) noun
1. a written or printed statement to announce something publicly. He stuck a notice on the door, saying that he had gone home; They put a notice in the paper announcing the birth of their daughter.
2. attention. His skill attracted their notice; I'll bring the problem to his notice as soon as possible.
3. warning given especially before leaving a job or dismissing someone. Her employer gave her a month's notice; The cook gave in her notice; Please give notice of your intentions.
to see, observe, or keep in one's mind. I noticed a book on the table; He noticed her leave the room; Did he say that? I didn't notice.
ˈnoticeable adjective
(likely to be) easily noticed. There's a slight stain on this dress but it's not really noticeable.
ˈnoticeably adverb
This ball of wool is noticeably darker than these others.
ˈnoticed adjective
(negative unnoticed).
ˈnotice-board (American ˈbulletin board) noun
a usually large board eg in a hall, school etc on which notices are put.
at short notice
without much warning time for preparation etc. He had to make the speech at very short notice when his boss suddenly fell ill.
take notice of
to pay attention to. He never takes any notice of what his father says; Take no notice of gossip.
References in classic literature ?
Having told how she disposed of her tales, Jo added, "And when I went to get my answer, the man said he liked them both, but didn't pay beginners, only let them print in his paper, and noticed the stories.
When she did speak sharply to him he had only to look steadily into her eyes to see dawning there the puzzled look he had already noticed in the eyes of others when he looked at them.
There was a merry party around the table at dinner, though now and then Ned noticed that Tom had an abstracted and preoccupied air.
The thing one immediately noticed about him was his beautiful, crinkly, snow-white beard.
He told her he had often noticed that she lacked forethought.
I noticed it the moment we came into the room, but with so much air and sun it was not bad.
It was already past midnight when she noticed that the wind had again abated.
There is one other feature, very essential to be noticed, but which, we greatly fear, may damage any picturesque and romantic impression which we have been willing to throw over our sketch of this respectable edifice.
It has already been noticed that directly over the platform on which Hester Prynne stood was a kind of balcony, or open gallery, appended to the meeting-house.