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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"
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(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.
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References in classic literature ?
He noticed that they had not come to the front entrance but to the back door.
He had noticed overnight the name of the Belgian city, "Liege," engraved on it.
She noticed that when questioning her about her family, Madame Stahl had smiled contemptuously, which was not in accord with Christian meekness.
5 May.--I must have been asleep, for certainly if I had been fully awake I must have noticed the approach of such a remarkable place.
Casson, who, too much occupied with the question of precedence, had not hitherto noticed his entrance.
For the most part they were a good deal younger than Philip, smooth-faced boys of eighteen, but there were a few who were older than he: he noticed one tall man, with a fierce red moustache, who might have been thirty; another little fellow with black hair, only a year or two younger; and there was one man with spectacles and a beard which was quite gray.