- The definition of a notch is a cut in the shape of a "V" or a step or degree of measurement.
- An example of a notch is a V-shaped cut for hanging tools.
- An example of notch is a level of music loudness, turn up the sound a notch.
- Notch is defined as to cut a V shape in, record or keep score.
An example of to notch is to take note of the soccer game's score, a team that could notch 20 wins in one season.
- a concave or -shaped cut or indentation in an edge or across a surface
- a narrow pass with steep sides; defile; gap
- Informal a step; grade; degree; peg: a notch below average
Origin of notchprobably from Middle English (a)n oche from Old French oche, osche, a notch from oschier, to notch
- to cut a notch or notches in; indent with notches
- to record or tally, as by means of notches
- a. A V-shaped cut.b. Such a cut used for keeping a record.
- A narrow pass between mountains.
- Informal A level or degree: a notch or two higher in quality.
transitive verbnotched, notch·ing, notch·es
- To cut a notch in.
- To record by or as if by making notches: notched the score on a stick.
- Informal To achieve; score: notched 30 wins in a single season.
Origin of notchProbably from a notch alteration of an otch from French oche from Old French from ochier to notch
(third-person singular simple present notches, present participle notching, simple past and past participle notched)