Notch meaning

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To achieve (something).

The team notched a pair of shutout wins on Sunday.

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To record or tally, as by means of notches.
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A narrow pass between mountains.
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To record by or as if by making notches.

Notched the score on a stick.

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(informal) To achieve; score.

Notched 30 wins in a single season.

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A concave or V-shaped cut or indentation in an edge or across a surface.
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A narrow pass with steep sides; defile; gap.
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(informal) A step; grade; degree; peg.

A notch below average.

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To cut a notch or notches in; indent with notches.
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A V-shaped cut.
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Such a cut, used for keeping a record.

The notches in that tribe's warrior axe handles stand for killed enemies.

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(informal) A level or degree.

This car is a notch better than the other.

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To cut a notch in (something).
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To record (a score or similar) by making notches on something.

The tribe's hunters notch their kills by notches on each's axe's handle.

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To join by means of notches.
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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.

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(informal) A level or degree.

A notch or two higher in quality.

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To cut a notch in.
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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.

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Origin of notch

  • Probably from a notch alteration of an otch from French oche from Old French from ochier to notch

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Recorded since 1577, probably a rebracketing of an + otch, which noun stems from Middle French oche (“notch"), itself from the Old French verb ochier (“to notch"), of unknown origin

    From Wiktionary