[noh-shuh n] /ˈnoʊ ʃən/
a general understanding; vague or imperfect conception or idea of something:
a notion of how something should be done.
an opinion, view, or belief:
That’s his notion, not mine.
conception or idea:
his notion of democracy.
a fanciful or foolish idea; whim:
She had a notion to swim in the winter.
an ingenious article, device, or contrivance; knickknack.
notions, small articles, as buttons, thread, ribbon, and other personal items, especially such items displayed together for sale, as in a department store.
(mainly US & Canadian) pins, cotton, ribbon, and similar wares used for sewing; haberdashery
a vague idea; impression
an idea, concept, or opinion
an inclination or whim
“miscellaneous articles,” 1805, American English, from notion with the idea of “clever invention.”
late 14c., from Latin notionem (nominative notio) “concept, conception, idea, notice,” noun of action from past participle stem of noscere “come to know” (see know). Coined by Cicero as a loan-translation of Greek ennoia “act of thinking, notion, conception,” or prolepsis “previous notion, previous conception.”
/nəʊˈtɪʃɪə/ noun 1. a register or list, esp of ecclesiastical districts
- Not just another pretty face
noun phrase Not someone or something of no particular distinction; not a specious person or thing: He had a time convincing them he was a genuine expert, not just another pretty face [1970s+; fr the plight of a young woman, esp in popular fiction or film, who has intelligence, talent, etc, but fears she is […]
- Not just whistling dixie
verb phrase To be saying something important or useful: When they warned us about this they weren’t just whistling Dixie Related Terms whistle dixie
- Not know beans
verb phrase (Variations: diddly or diddley or diddly-damn or diddly-poo or diddly-poop or diddly-shitor diddly-squat or diddly-squirt or diddlywhoop or shit or squat or zilch or zip may replace beans) To be very ignorant; not know even the fundamentals •In each case the positive and negative idiom have the same meaning: You don’t know beans, […]