Definition of


  1. (noun, communication) an announcement containing information about an event
    an obituary notice
    a notice of sale
  2. (noun, cognition) the act of noticing or paying attention
  3. (noun, communication) a request for payment
  4. (noun, communication) advance notification (usually written) of the intention to withdraw from an arrangement of contract
    he gave notice two months before he moved
  5. (noun, communication) a sign posted in a public place as an advertisement
  6. (noun, cognition) polite or favorable attention
  7. (noun, communication) a short critical review
  8. (verb, perception) discover or determine the existence, presence, or fact of
    We found traces of lead in the paint
  9. (verb, perception) notice or perceive
    mark my words
  10. (verb, communication) make or write a comment on
  11. (verb, communication) express recognition of the presence or existence of, or acquaintance with
    She acknowledged his complement with a smile
    it is important to acknowledge the work of others in one's own writing

via WordNet, Princeton University

Antonyms of Notice


Origin of the word Notice

  1. early 15c., "information, intelligence," from L. notitia "a being known, fame, knowledge," from notus "known," pp. of (g)noscere "come to know, to get to know, get acquainted (with)," from PIE *gno-sko-, a suffixed form of root *gno- (see know). Sense of "formal warning" is attested from 1590s. Meaning "a sign giving information" is from 1805.… more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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