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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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1. a person who takes notice or observes
2. archaic a person who gives notice or intimates
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.noticer - someone who takes notice; "a careful noticer of details"
beholder, observer, perceiver, percipient - a person who becomes aware (of things or events) through the senses
2.noticer - someone who gives formal notice
functionary, official - a worker who holds or is invested with an office
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