A woman places a notice on a bulletin board.
- Notice is something that gets attention or an official warning announcement or the practice of formally quitting a job.
- An example of notice is when your attitude attracts attention.
- An example of notice is a bulletin sent out about a new product.
- An example of notice is when you tell your boss you are leaving your job in two weeks.
- To notice is to learn about or see something for the first time, or giving someone or something attention.
- An example of notice is when you see someone got a new haircut.
- An example of notice is when an author has his book reviewed in the newspaper.
- information, announcement, or warning; esp., formal announcement or warning, as in a newspaper: a legal notice
- a brief mention or critical review of a work of art, book, play, etc.
- a written or printed sign giving some public information, warning, or rule
- the act of observing; attention; regard; heed; cognizance
- courteous attention; civility
- a formal announcement or warning of intention to end an agreement, relation, or contract at a certain time: to give a tenant notice
Origin of noticeLate Middle English ; from Middle French ; from Classical Latin notitia ; from notus: see note
- to mention; refer to; comment on
- to review briefly
- to regard; observe; pay attention to
- to be courteous or responsive to
- The act of noting or observing; perception or attention: That detail escaped my notice.
- Respectful attention or consideration: grateful for the teacher's notice.
- A written or printed announcement: a notice of sale.
- a. A formal announcement, notification, or warning, especially an announcement of one's intention to withdraw from an agreement or leave a job: gave my employer two weeks' notice; raised the price without notice.b. The condition of being formally warned or notified: put us on notice for chronic lateness.
- A printed critical review, as of a play or book.
transitive verbno·ticed, no·tic·ing, no·tic·es
- To take notice of; observe: noticed a figure in the doorway. See Synonyms at see1.
- To perceive with the mind; detect: noticed several discrepancies.
- Archaic a. To comment on; mention.b. To treat with courteous attention.
Origin of noticeMiddle English, knowledge, from Old French, from Latin nōtitia, from nōtus, known, past participle of nōscere, to get to know; see gnō- in Indo-European roots.
- (chiefly uncountable) The act of observing; perception.
- He took no notice of the changes, and went on as though nothing had happened.
- (countable) A written or printed announcement.
- Shall we post a notice about the new policy?
- I always read the death notices in the paper.
- (countable) A formal notification or warning.
- (chiefly uncountable) Advance notification of termination of employment, given by an employer to an employee or vice versa.
- I gave her her mandatory two weeks' notice and sacked her.
- I can't work here any longer. I'm giving notice.
- (countable) A published critical review of a play or the like.
- (uncountable) Prior notification.
- I don't mind if you want to change the venue; just give me some notice first, OK?
- (dated) Attention; respectful treatment; civility.
(third-person singular simple present notices, present participle noticing, simple past and past participle noticed)
From Latin notitia.
notice - Legal Definition
- A state of awareness of a fact or thing, as required by law or contract.
- A communication seeking to make its recipient aware of a fact or thing, as required by law or contract.