I. transitive verb (noted; noting) Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French noter, from Latin notare to mark, note, from nota Date: 13th century 1. a. to notice or observe with care b. to record or preserve in writing 2. a. to make special mention of or remark on b. indicate, shownoter noun II. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin nota mark, character, written note Date: 13th century 1. a. (1) obsolete melody, song (2) tone 2a (3) call, sound; especially the musical call of a bird b. a written symbol used to indicate duration and pitch of a tone by its shape and position on the staff 2. a. a characteristic feature (as of odor or flavor) b. something (as an emotion or disposition) like a note in tone or resonance <
a note of sadness
end on a high note
3. a. (1) memorandum (2) a condensed or informal record b. (1) a brief comment or explanation (2) a printed comment or reference set apart from the text c. (1) a written promise to pay a debt (2) a piece of paper money (3) a government or corporate bond usually with a maturity of between two and ten years d. (1) a short informal letter (2) a formal diplomatic communication e. a scholarly or technical essay shorter than an article and restricted in scope f. a sheet of notepaper 4. a. distinction, reputation <
a figure of international note
b. observation, notice <
took full note of the proceedings
c. knowledge, information Synonyms: see sign

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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