- note1 W1S1 [nəut US nout] n▬▬▬▬▬▬▬1¦(to remind you)¦2¦(for studying)¦3¦(short letter)¦4¦(official letter)¦5¦(additional information)¦6¦(music)¦7¦(money)¦8¦(feeling or quality)¦9 hit/strike the right/wrong note10 take note (of something)11 somebody/something of note12 worthy/deserving of note▬▬▬▬▬▬▬[Date: 1200-1300; : Latin; Origin: nota 'mark, character, written note']1.) ¦(TO REMIND YOU)¦a)something that you write down to remind you of something▪ Dave made a note of her address and phone number.▪ Keep a careful note of any problems you have with the software.b) make a (mental) note to do sthto decide that you must remember to do some later▪ He made a mental note to arrange a time to meet her.2.) ¦(FOR STUDYING)¦notes [plural]information that a student writes down during a lesson, from a book etc▪ Can I borrow your lecture notes ?take/make notes(=write notes)▪ I read the first chapter and took notes.3.) ¦(SHORT LETTER)¦a short informal letter▪ I was going to write Kathy a note , but I decided to call her instead.▪ This is just a quick note to let you know that I won't be in the office tomorrow.▪ a suicide note (=a note telling someone that you are going to kill yourself)▪ a thank you note (=a note to say thank you for something)4.) ¦(OFFICIAL LETTER)¦an official letter or documentsick noteBrE (=a note saying that you are too ill to go to work or school)delivery note(=a document showing that goods have been delivered)diplomatic note(=a formal letter from one government to another)5.) ¦(ADDITIONAL INFORMATION)¦a short piece of writing at the bottom of a page or at the end of a book or document which gives more information about something written in the main part▪ The notes are at the back of the book.explanatory/guidance notes▪ A set of guidance notes is provided to assist applicants in completing the form.→↑footnote6.) ¦(MUSIC)¦a particular musical sound, or a symbol representing this soundhigh/low note▪ She has a good voice but has trouble hitting the high notes.7.) ¦(MONEY)¦ BrE also bank notea piece of paper money worth a particular amount of moneyAmerican Equivalent: bill→↑coin▪ a ten-pound note8.) ¦(FEELING OR QUALITY)¦ [singular]a type of feeling or quality when someone speaks or does somethingnote of▪ There was a note of doubt in her voice.▪ He brought a note of realism into the debate.on a ... note(=speaking in a particular way)▪ She ended her speech on a personal note.▪ On a more serious note, I'd like to thank everyone for all their support.9.) hit/strike the right/wrong noteto succeed or not succeed in being right and suitable for a particular occasion▪ Bush is hoping to hit the right note again with voters.10.) take note (of sth)to pay attention to something= ↑notice▪ People were beginning to take note of her talents as a writer.▪ His first album made the music world stand up and take note .11.) sb/sth of noteformal important, interesting, or famous▪ The college has produced several architects of note.▪ The village has a number of buildings of note.12.) worthy/deserving of noteimportant or interesting and deserving particular attention▪ three recent novels that are especially worthy of note→compare notes at ↑compare1 (5)note 2note2 v [T] formal1.) to notice or pay careful attention to something▪ He carefully noted the time when they left the building.note (that)▪ Please note that the bill must be paid within ten days.▪ It should be noted that parking without a permit attracts a charge of £5.note how▪ Note how she is holding her racket.2.) to mention something because it is important or interestingnote that▪ The judge noted that Miller had no previous criminal record.note down [note sth<=>down] phr vto write something down so that you will remember it▪ Note down the main points you want to include in your essay.
Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.