notice

The word notice has to do with paying attention to something. For example, you usually notice a flashing light, and an overdue bill might come with the word "NOTICE" written on it to make sure you see it.

The Latin nōtitia, a noun meaning "something known," was the ancestor of notice. Use the verb to mean “to see or point out" and the noun to mean "formal warning." When you give “advance notice,” you let someone know early or ahead of time. In case you haven't noticed, the notice posted on your door says you've been promoted and should move to the corner office. No doubt because of your attention to detail.

PRIMARY MEANINGS OF: notice

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the act of noticing or paying attention
discover or determine the existence, presence, or fact of
2
nv
an announcement containing information about an event
express recognition of the presence or existence of, or acquaintance with
FULL DEFINITIONS OF: notice
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n the act of noticing or paying attention

“he escaped the notice of the police”
Synonyms:
observance, observation
Types:
mind
attention
remark
explicit notice
Type of:
attending, attention
the process whereby a person concentrates on some features of the environment to the (relative) exclusion of others

n polite or favorable attention

“his hard work soon attracted the teacher's notice
Type of:
attending, attention
the process whereby a person concentrates on some features of the environment to the (relative) exclusion of others

v discover or determine the existence, presence, or fact of

Synonyms:
detect, discover, find, observe
discover, find
make a discovery, make a new finding
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catch out, find out
trap; especially in an error or in a reprehensible act
sense
detect some circumstance or entity automatically
instantiate
find an instance of (a word or particular usage of a word)
trace
discover traces of
see
observe as if with an eye
Type of:
sight, spy
catch sight of; to perceive with the eyes

v notice or perceive

Synonyms:
mark, note
Antonyms:
ignore
fail to notice
Types:
take notice
observe with special attention
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n an announcement containing information about an event

“you didn't give me enough notice
“an obituary notice
“a notice of sale”
Types:
caveat
(law) a formal notice filed with a court or officer to suspend a proceeding until filer is given a hearing
necrology, obit, obituary
a notice of someone's death; usually includes a short biography
Type of:
announcement, promulgation
a public statement containing information about an event that has happened or is going to happen

n a sign posted in a public place as an advertisement

Synonyms:
bill, card, placard, poster, posting
Types:
show bill, show card, theatrical poster
a poster advertising a show or play
flash card, flashcard
a card with words or numbers or pictures that is flashed to a class by the teacher
Type of:
sign
a public display of a message

n a request for payment

Synonyms:
notification
Type of:
asking, request
the verbal act of requesting

n a short critical review

“the play received good notices
Type of:
critical review, critique, review, review article
an essay or article that gives a critical evaluation (as of a book or play)

n advance notification (usually written) of the intention to withdraw from an arrangement of contract

“we received a notice to vacate the premises”
“he gave notice two months before he moved”
Types:
dismissal, dismission, pink slip
official notice that you have been fired from your job
marching orders, walking papers
(informal) a notice of dismissal or discharge
Type of:
apprisal, notification, telling
informing by words

v express recognition of the presence or existence of, or acquaintance with

Synonyms:
acknowledge
Types:
cite, mention
commend
Type of:
react, respond
show a response or a reaction to something

v make or write a comment on

Synonyms:
comment, point out, remark
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criticise, criticize, knock, pick apart
find fault with; express criticism of; point out real or perceived flaws
wisecrack
make a comment, usually ironic
kibbitz, kibitz
make unwanted and intrusive comments
censure, criminate, reprimand
rebuke formally
blast, crucify, pillory, savage
criticize harshly or violently
admonish, reprove
take to task
bawl out, berate, call down, call on the carpet, chew out, chew up, chide, dress down, have words, jaw, lambast, lambaste, lecture, rag, rebuke, remonstrate, reprimand, reproof, scold, take to task, trounce
censure severely or angrily
reprehend
express strong disapproval of
deplore
express strong disapproval of
belabor, belabour
attack verbally with harsh criticism
come down
criticize or reprimand harshly
denounce
speak out against
blame, find fault, pick
harass with constant criticism
belittle, disparage, pick at
express a negative opinion of
nitpick
be overly critical; criticize minor details
assail, assault, attack, lash out, round, snipe
attack in speech or writing
harsh on
criticize harshly
Type of:
mention, note, observe, remark
make mention of
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