a brief record of something written down to assist the memory or for future reference.
notes, a record or outline of a speech, statement, testimony, etc., or of one’s impressions of something.
an explanatory or critical comment, or a reference to some authority quoted, appended to a passage in a book or the like:
a note on the origin of the phrase.
a brief written or printed statement giving particulars or information.
Library Science. additional information about a work, such as its special series or some other significant identification, included on the library catalog entry.
a short, informal letter:
a thank-you note.
a formal diplomatic or official communication in writing:
a note delivered by the ambassador.
a paper acknowledging a debt and promising payment; promissory note.
a certificate, as of a government or a bank, accepted as money.
eminence, distinction, or reputation:
a man of note.
importance or consequence:
few events of particular note.
notice, observation, or heed:
to take note of warning signs; to be worthy of note.
a characteristic or distinguishing feature:
a note of whimsy in the design of the house.
a mark, quality, or indication of something, especially as a submerged but ubiquitous element:
There was just a note of bitterness in his films.
a characteristic way of speaking or thinking:
His critics had begun to change their note.
a signal, announcement, or intimation:
a note of warning in her voice.
a tone sounded on a musical instrument.
a musical sound or tone.
a melody, tune, or song.
a sound of musical quality, as one uttered by a bird:
attentive to the thrush’s note.
any call, cry, or sound of a bird, fowl, etc.
a new or unexpected element in a situation.
a mark or sign, as of punctuation, used in writing or printing.
verb (used with object), noted, noting.
to write or mark down briefly; make a memorandum of:
to note the places of interest.
to make particular mention of in a writing:
She noted their extra efforts in her report.
to observe carefully; give attention or heed to:
Note the fine brushwork in this painting.
to take notice of; perceive:
We noted his concern at the announcement.
to set down in or furnish with musical notes.
to indicate or designate; signify; denote.
compare notes, to exchange views, ideas, or impressions:
The returning tourists were sitting on the sun deck comparing notes.
short descriptive or summarized jottings taken down for future reference
a record of impressions, reflections, etc, esp as a literary form
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a brief summary or record in writing, esp a jotting for future reference
a brief letter, usually of an informal nature
a formal written communication, esp from one government to another
a short written statement giving any kind of information
a critical comment, explanatory statement, or reference in the text of a book, often preceded by a number
short for banknote
a characteristic element or atmosphere: a note of sarcasm
a distinctive vocal sound, as of a species of bird or animal: the note of the nightingale
any of a series of graphic signs representing a musical sound whose pitch is indicated by position on the stave and whose duration is indicated by the sign’s shape
Also called (esp US and Canadian) tone. a musical sound of definite fundamental frequency or pitch
a key on a piano, organ, etc
a sound, as from a musical instrument, used as a signal or warning: the note to retreat was sounded
short for promissory note
(archaic or poetic) a tune or melody
strike the right note, to behave appropriately
strike a false note, to behave inappropriately
(often foll by of) take note, to observe carefully; pay close attention (to)
verb (transitive; may take a clause as object)
to notice; perceive: he noted that there was a man in the shadows
to pay close attention to; observe: they noted every movement
to make a written note or memorandum of: she noted the date in her diary
to make particular mention of; remark upon: I note that you do not wear shoes
to write down (music, a melody, etc) in notes
to take (an unpaid or dishonoured bill of exchange) to a notary public to re-present the bill and if it is still unaccepted or unpaid to note the circumstances in a register See protest (sense 12)
a less common word for annotate
c.1200, “observe, take mental note of, mark carefully,” from Old French noter “indicate, designate; take note of, write down,” from Latin notare “to mark, to note, to make a note,” from nota “mark, sign, note, character, letter” (see note (n.)). Meaning “to set in writing” is from early 14c. Related: Noted; noting.
c.1300, “a song, music, instrumental music; a musical note,” from Latin nota “letter, character, note,” originally “a mark, sign, means of recognition,” which is perhaps related to notus, past participle of noscere (Old Latin *gnoscere) “to know” (see know). Meaning “notice, attention, reputation” is early 14c. Meaning “brief writing” is from 1540s.
blue note, c-note, dime-note, five-case note, a hell of a note, mash note, swap notes
- Note value
noun 1. another term for time value
[nawt ver-bal] /nɔt vɛrˈbal/ noun, plural notes verbales [nawt ver-bal] /nɔt vɛrˈbal/ (Show IPA). French. 1. a diplomatic communication prepared in the third person and unsigned: less formal than a note but more formal than an aide-mémoire.
- Not even
interjection no way; an exclamation of disagreement or disapproval Examples You want to listen to the country CD? Not even! Usage Note colloquial interjection An exclamation of disagreement or disapproval: You think I will give him money? Not even
[noht-wur-th ee] /ˈnoʊtˌwɜr ði/ adjective 1. of notice or attention; notable; remarkable: a noteworthy addition to our collection of rare books. /ˈnəʊtˌwɜːðɪ/ adjective 1. worthy of notice; notable adj. 1550s, from note (v.) + worthy. Related: Noteworthiness.